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4 Popular Living Rooms That Do More With Less

It could be the magnetic aura and folding prowess of organizing guru Marie Kondo. Or it could be that stack of old magazines on your coffee table. Whatever the driving force, everybody seems to be tidying up lately.

From Copenhagen to San Francisco, here’s a countdown of the four most popular living room photos uploaded to Houzz in March 2019. These sublime spaces reveal a strong emphasis on eliminating clutter and doing more with less, and a turn toward what some designers we spoke to are calling extreme minimalism. 

“Lately, I have so many clients who have ‘tidied up,’ and they’re asking me what they can do to take this to the next level,” says designer Jessica Holland. “I believe what we’re seeing is the start of a new trend in minimalism.”