While we’re surely the last to the party, Marie Kondo may have changed our lives. After one too many moves filled with lugging our belongings from one home to another only to wonder ‘where did all this stuff come from?’, Marie Kondo’s approach to tidying up was an extremely welcoming discovery.
Kondo emphasises decluttering your home through reducing how many things you have (the now-ubiquitous ‘does it bring you joy?’ question) and questioning what you hold most important in your home spaces. She’s also pragmatic about where to keep things and when to emotionally disengage from your belongings – after all, who really needs as much as most homes have anyway?
In keeping with her refined sense of minimalism, here’s our collected pieces for curating a home Marie Kondo style.
Although Marie Kondo may advise against excessive storage, she makes a case for well-stocked cabinets and in that we must agree. What works beautifully in this ash cabinet by Agostino & Brown is that there’s spaces to tuck things away or showcase the special pieces.
Tati Coat Rack
Kondo advises careful folding instead of hanging your entire wardrobe, instead using your hanging space to showcase just your favourite pieces – preferably in a ascending length order to give a feeling of ‘lightness’. This coat rack by Tati at Great Dane looks beautiful on its own or filled with pieces – the winning combination.
When it comes to feeling happy in your space, Kondo stresses the importance of smaller things like framed photos and greenery. These coloured mouthblown glass vases by Ittala are a stunning yet simple way to showcase every-changing florals and cuttings.
Brass Wall Hooks
In eliminating your unnecessary clutter, gone too is the need for excessive storage. In keeping all your pieces accessible and on display, invest in bespoke fittings that add to the character of your home without crowding – like these solid brass wall hooks, perfect for hanging coats, towels, pots and pans or art.
When it comes to the bedroom, it’s all about creating a space to unplug and recharge – so think about how spa-like and peaceful you can make yours. For us, lush bedlinen and creamy tones set the stage for a revitalising bedroom.
Crockery with character
The same goes for your crockery – Kondo stresses the importance of creating a kitchen where joy radiates. This rustic crockery set is organic and natural, yet practical and well-sized for everyday use – the type of multipurpose, beautiful wares that are sure to bring joy.
Another aesthetically-pleasing way to present things is on a tray and let’s face it, this Carrara marble tray by Hay at Cult is the creme de la creme of trays. Perfect for any items, anywhere in your house.