These Are The 6 Types of Minimalists. Which One Are You?

At Apartment Therapy, we found ourselves writing about minimalist living—a lot. But it’s a word that means different things to different people. I took a stab at fleshing out six unique styles of minimalism. It inspired readers to weigh in across Facebook, Instagram, and our on-site comments to shout out which personality they identified with the most.

Minimalism, in modern culture, is a word infused with so much meaning that it doesn’t seem to mean anything any more. “Minimalism” is thrown around carelessly, and often offered (in the case of a book or an article, including many you might see on this site) without enough context to understand if we’re all on the same page. And often, we aren’t.

Illustration: Amber Day