There's nothing quite like the feeling of a freshly spruced space, #amirite? While science suggests messy people are smarter, studies have shown that women who live in cluttered environments are likely to have high levels of the stress hormone cortisol. We're all too familiar with that feeling. For those of us who lead busy lifestyles, keeping our homes clean requires daily diligence—these brilliant cleaning hacks will help—but we have a better idea. Become a minimalist. Paring things down to the basics and ditching the superfluous can do wonders for your sanity, not to mention it looks super sophisticated and sleek. From feminine minimalism to laid-back luxury, this simple approach to interior design is one of our favorites. But just like the no-makeup makeup trend, it's not as simple as it looks. If you've been a longtime fan of the look but are unsure about how to get started, our step-by-step approach will help you kick things off.