I'm Spring-Cleaning My Apartment—These 3 Home Trends Have Got to Go

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Like many of you, I've become even more invested in my apartment since the COVID-19 pandemic began. I've always been interested in creating a cozy and comforting space, but now that I work from home, it's crucial to have an apartment that lets me focus too. For me, that means simplifying my storage and cutting back on clutter. Sometimes, I have to resist the urge to fill every little corner with décor and live with a more minimal vibe

Now that a lot of people will be doing spring-cleaning as April and May approach, I figured I'd share some of my personal strategies that I've found to be helpful. Scroll down to find out which home trends I'm phasing out and what I'm replacing them with. 

Phasing Out: Open Storage

Introducing: Closable Storage

Open storage becomes cluttered extremely easily, and it puts too much pressure on me to have everything neatly arranged. Instead, I'd rather focus on finding hidable storage solutions, whether it's bins and jewelry boxes with lids or cabinets with covered drawers. That way, I can stash things away instantly and not have to worry about how they're organized. I'm all about simplifying right now. 

Phasing Out: Maximalism

Introducing: Serene Spaces

Lately, I've been making a concerted effort to make my apartment feel serene and uncluttered to offset any chaos that's outside my door. While I still love color, I have been refraining from adding anything too loud or distracting in my home. If it doesn't make me feel zen, I probably don't want it. I am looking for all things clean and tranquil. 

Phasing Out: Non-Functional Décor

Introducing: Comfort-First, Cozy Décor

When decorating my bookshelf recently, I had to resist the urge to buy some random (but incredibly cute) tchotchkes because I only want to invest in functional pieces that have a purpose in my home. For example, instead of a decorative figurine, I'll buy a comforting candle that I'll light when I'm reading. Or instead of buying throw pillows that I don't need, I'll invest in quality bedding.