The debate of minimalism versus maximalism has been on going, and it seems that for quite a while, decor magazines stood on the side of maximalist interiors. Partially because they photograph better, and partially because the beauty of minimalism lies in the details, best experienced in real life. At Rue we love both.

Perhaps because we are still in the spirit of spring cleaning or because two of our editors (Victoria and Crystal) have homes that certainly fall on the minimal side, we’ve decided to give a shout out to beautifully edited spaces. Sure, we love a Kelly Wearstler style room, where even the floors have bold pattern. And yes, it is hard to part with some of those memorable pieces that you fell in love with years ago, but nothing can beat the serenity of an uncluttered, toned down space. We appreciate coming home to a place where we love every single piece, and where our decor choices are just a few but good ones.

When it comes to minimalist and edited decor, you don’t have to necessarily go in the direction of Modern Italian or Monochromatic Scandinavian – even though those too can be beautiful. There are many ways that you can adopt a discerning eye and scale back your design. Here are a just a few that we’ve rounded up for you…