Home philosophies

Your home is yours alone, and your décor and organisation style reflect that. But sometimes, when you feel like your life is out of control, you need a change. ArtissIn is here to provide the pieces, but only you can provide the placement! We decided to take a lot at some of the most popular interior design/organisation styles that have taken the world by storm. Perhaps you’ll find some inspiration with us!

Hygge – The Comfort Conisseur

Hygge is “ a Danish word used to acknowledge a special feeling or moment...ordinary or extraordinary but is always cosy, charming or special” (Hygge House). It emphasises the idea that comfort is not something you buy, but something you feel. A Hygge home has a Scandinavian style with lots of natural tones and finishes, has minimal clutter but plenty of sentimental décor, and is full of cosy items like pillows, blankets and throws. It has a bright atmosphere with warm light and plenty of windows.

The KonMari Method – The Magic of Tidying Up

Developed by Marie Kondo, this method of clearing out your possessions is about mindfulness, introspection, and the beauty of life. It’s not a quick or easy solution to clutter – in fact to may it’s an entire way of living. The basic idea behind the method is to sort what you own into categories (clothes, books, appliances, etc) and then engage with them and ask, ‘does this spark joy?’. If the answer is no, you are free to thank them for their service and let them go. Though many associate it with minimalism, it’s not about getting rid of things, but appreciating them for what they are and what they have taught you.

90/90 rule – The Minimalists dream

Developed by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists, this method involves, once again, talking to objects. With this method, you eliminate the just in case objects that you have been holding on to. Pick an object and ask – have you used this in 90 days? If you haven’t are you likely to use it in the next 90 days? Be totally honest with yourself. If the answer is no for both, it’s time to let go. Joshua and Ryan clarify – for you, the rule may be 120 days, or six months, or less. What matters is your honesty and self-reflection.

Iki - Refined spontaneity

Iki is a Japanese aesthetic concept that was developed in the Edo period. While there are many interpretations of iki, it can be described as calculated spontaneity or carefree elegance. You have good taste, but you can change or tweak it on the fly. It has also been defined as creativity within the confines of a culture.

Feng shui – Chinese geomancy

The Chinese practice of creating balance and harmony in a space, feng shui is about balancing eight areas/the bagua (wealth, fame, relationships, family, children, knowledge, career and helpful people/travel) to achieve perfect health. Each of these areas correlate to an element (wood, fire, earth, water or metal) and a compass point (north, south, east, west), and arranging those areas in the right way creates a balanced environment that welcomes positive energy, or qi. There are several different schools of feng shui that require different arrangements, but this style consistently incorporates minimalization, natural light, calming colours, and the commanding position (placing beds/chairs/furniture far from the door but still within eyesight).

Gesamtkunstwerk – Total artwork

Artistically, this very long German word talks abut the unification of the arts across disciplines. Architecturally, it signifies circumstances where one architect/artist has been responsible for a whole building’s design, including decoration. It was very popular over the Art Nouveau era, and homes using this style are perfectly harmonised even down to the crockery.

However you choose to design your home, make sure you choose ArtissIn! Our wide range of gorgeous, sturdy, artistic statement pieces are perfect for any home, and come in a wide variety of colours to match your unique style. Shop the look today or visit our Instagram @artissin.au and post your home philosophy in practice!