“The Considered Home” has been identified by leading trend forecasters as the way of living in 2016. Here, we look at what inspires this interesting approach to home decor and architecture.
1. An approach to living
The Considered Home is less a decorating trend than an approach to living. It exudes individuality, and allows you to avoid treating decorating your home as a once-off project. Instead it is seen as a work of art in the making.
2. An investment in quality
Every item in the considered home is evaluated according to both its function, as well as its place in its environment. It pays no attention to short-lived décor fads, but achieves coherency through attention to detail and quality of craftsmanship. At the same time, items in the considered home come from all walks of life, treasured not for their price tag but instead for the story they tell. It’s an approach that defies labels and morphs genres, cultures and eras.
3. An act of curation
The considered home is not a look you create instantly. Curating a living space like this means you will have to hunt for specific pieces that complement each other, and then layer these over time. It means you’d rather live without a couch than buy the wrong one. The considered home develops depth and character over time, and it remains ever changing.
4. A celebration of individuality
Individuality is key to the considered home and, because in the natural world no two things are identical, nature serves as a major source of inspiration. The fact that no two handcrafted pottery bowls will be the same is celebrated and, as in the natural world, in the Considered Home there is no such thing as imperfection, only the marks of character.
5. A search for meaning
For this look, each item is selected for its inherent appeal and its personal meaning, not simply because it blends with a colour scheme. Nature again serves as the source of inspiration here… Every element is granted its rightful place not because it matches another, but precisely because it doesn’t.
For more inspired ideas on how to create this essential look in your own home, don’t miss the Considered Home in association with the Goodwood Co presented by Decorex SA showcase at Decorex Cape Town, which takes place from 29 April to 2 May 2016 at the CTICC.
Read more about the considered home here:
The Considered Home: use cycles & change to keep decor fresh
The Considered Home: make the most of materials & textures
The Considered Home: how to use colour & light
The Considered Home: how to celebrate detail & display