Before I moved into my new house, I was contemplating whether I should change the style of my new room or keep the same sort of feel as my previous one (think cozy, pottery barn-ish), but after getting more settled in I realized how much of a change I longed for. As you can see from the pictures above, I decided to give it more of a minimalist look. It's a start but still have a lot to go.
two books I picked up for inspiration and ideas:Space: Japanese Design Solutions for Compact Living, by michael freeman
The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide, by francine jay