The rise of the cluttered approach
The pandemic has changed the way we look at the world. It renewed a love of indoor glamour and outdoor spaces. It also changed the way we relate to our homes.
Homes have become multifunctional. For some, that meant clearing away the extras, but for others, that meant surrounding themselves with beautiful things that make them feel safe and comfortable.
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Wealthier nations are prone to rid themselves of tons of unwanted stuff every year, often dumping the items on poorer countries that lack the infrastructure to deal with it. Cluttercore counters the explosion of "stuff."
Just because an item doesn't spark joy now doesn't mean that you won't like it in the future. It gives us a reason to keep it as each item has a story. They are part of our lives.
Cluttercore is a new interior design movement. It is not associated with mess and untidiness but rather an intentional approach to organised clutter.
Cluttercore is about loving all the beautiful things that you already own. The objects capture a story and are a reflection of who you are. This joyful maximalism offers vibrant colour and texture, patterns and prints.
Minimalism has dominated design media, where people are advised to get rid of items from their homes that don't "spark joy". But it couldn't last forever. Many people feel that they can't live that way.
In contrast, cluttercore proponents admit that they have a lot of stuff they have collected and take pleasure in arranging them in interesting ways.
When decorating your house, you might consider the transitional design if you find both traditional and modern designs not suitable for you. Better go with the mix of the two. Accessories are kept to the minimum, while the furniture and the textiles have the central role.
The 'less is more' term is applied to many philosophies, products or lifestyle choices.
The definitions are broad, from intending to reflect on the damage we're doing to the world to Marie Kondo method that helps people live meaningful lives with less. Marie encourages people to declutter and only hold on to the possessions that 'sparks joy.'
We often confuse the structural, physical entity that is the house as home. It may be the body of the home, and just like we relate to our body, the home relates to the house structure.
Home is when it is lived, filled with life, with the smell of cooking, or when children are busy playing in the lawn.
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