Let's face it, there's no point designing a minimalist room without essential practicalities like a phone charger by your bed or a hygenic location for your toothbrush. So while you're wondering if you're ready to make a commitment to a Minimalist lifestyle which involves charging your phone in Siberia, and hiding your toothbrush twice a day, we're here to tell you that Minimalist design should accomodate your phone charging needs ... as well as your other human quirks.
Minimalism is perfectly summarised by the expression, "Form Follows Function?".
The forms that exist, exist only to serve a function -
So what is Minimalism when it doesn't adequately serve its function? Frankly ... it's just bad design.
One shouldn't need to make sacrifices (other than discarding their nik-nak habit) for their home to operate properly, or have to ruin their minimalist home because they stepped into it.
True Minimalist design works seamlessly to fit around you... not the other way around
check out these examples of GOOD Minimalist designs
It's ok to do human things - You are human after all.
Now, let's stop designing houses for robots and instead, design them for humans.