If you love a calming interior with soft, clean lines, earth tones and a hint of ‘folk’ then Kinfolk Home is your style.
The Kinfolk Home style has a natural feel with sophisticated simplicity and a quirk of its own.
Distinctive, characterful, pared back and individual.
Here are a few important principles to follow for the most successful finish.
How to style your home
1) A Muted Earth colour palette
One of the most distinguishing features of a Kinfolk Home is the natural colour palette.
Variations such as chestnut, khaki, ochre, umber, russet, sienna, terracotta, sepia, fawn, henna, blush and salmon can be found on walls, bed linens, upholstery and accessories.
Building up the layers of these colours in soft furnishings can provide enough interest to form a major focal point..
…..whilst at the same time, ensuring that you never want to leave the house!
2) Natural Elements
In line with the natural colour palette, the furnishing elements of a Kinfolk Home are often kept as natural as possible too.
From hard wooden furnishings to cotton weave baskets, the vibe is simplistic, organic and sustainable.
3) Neutral Backdrop
Due to the abundance of natural elements in a Kinfolk Home, the plainer the backdrop the better.
This allows key furnishings and colour schemes to shine and induces a restful ambience.
However, a neutral backdrop does not have to be a white one. Pale, warm greys such as Farrow & Ball Skimming Stone, dirty creams such as Farrow & Ball Slipper Satin or pale drabs such as Farrow & Ball Shaded White all work well.
(I am not commissioned by Farrow & Ball, just LOVE their colour palette)
4) Simplistic Detail
The Kinfolk Home style can be recognised by its attention to detail.
With such simplistic lines and edges, defined colour palettes and pared back spaces, a Kinfolk home is easily able to accentuate specific features.
Curved lines such as circles, semi circles or quadrants work best with this scheme. Choose background tones to highlight these elementary shapes and patterns.
TIP: Rainbows and clouds work particularly well in nurseries or children’s bedrooms.
5) Empty Space
Last but by no means least is the provision of empty space in a Kinfolk Home.
There are lots of ways to create empty space.
For example, think about how much space there is around a piece of artwork? Large white mounts and simple frames work best to create expanse around a picture without leaving the wall bare.
Wall space, work surface space, floor space, space around objects, uncluttered textures, simple patterns and neutral colours are other ways to create some white noise in a scheme.
Balance also plays a big part here – if you love a cozy bed with heaps of throws and cushions, keeping the rest of the room pared back with simple uncluttered furnishings will maintain the peaceful equilibrium of a Kinfolk home.
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