It’s been a while, there has been a lot of talk about homefullness in the world of decoration. From magazines such as AD to interior design micro-influencers, paint brands or kitchen manufacturers. But what is homefullness and why is it a trend?
Homefullness: home as the most important space
Although it has been on the lips of many lately, homefullness is an interior design concept that has been around for a few years now. It was born as the direct application of mindfulness (another famous concept that is defined as the fact of being consciously and intentionally attentive to what we do in the present moment), but applied to the field of home design and decoration.
On this base, homefullness claims home as the most important space in a person’s life, a place capable of generating security, comfort and peace. It is the ultimate exponent of “like home, nowhere else”, and this is closely linked to our personality, to our day-to-day life and, deep down, to an implicit feeling of relevance.
Homefullness vs containment
This understanding of the home has come into sharper focus with the pandemic, and especially with episodes of confinement. Until a few years ago, many people spent the day away from home, and it was not until they returned from work or school that they were able to enjoy their home. Being confined to the house for a longer period of time is when doubts about one’s own home set in. Until then, we may not have realised how the physical and environmental elements condition us and affect our mood.
Noise from the street, conversations with neighbours, lack of natural light, having little free space, an obsolete kitchen… These are just a few examples that explain, for example, the rise in value of homes with large windows, balconies, terraces or access to a garden. Factors such as the quality of insulation, large and bright spaces or even proximity to parks and natural areas are increasingly being taken into account, factors that until now were considered secondary.
In a scenario of grey homes with no vital energy, homefulness proposes a series of habits and recommendations, with the aim of achieving balance and harmony. The fundamental elements that will help us to achieve this are:
- Order, as a basic factor for a relaxed, safe and clean environment.
- Simplification of decoration, based on the principle of “less is more”. Minimalism is undoubtedly the style that best represents this.
- It opts for neutral, non-aggressive shapes. Strong contrasts and angular lines give way to more sinuous contours and more neutral tones.
- Plants, the necessary green touch that brings life and joy.
Homefullness and artisanal decoration
In homefullness, a key value is the quality of materials, textures and even colours. If we are going to spend more time at home, the elements we find there must help us to feel good, to be able to identify ourselves with this non-transferable space called home. Original, natural pieces that tell a story that has captivated us… take precedence over mass-produced, depersonalised objects. Craftsmanship, once again, has here an opportunity to assert itself. Behind every handmade object there is quality, but above all, soul.
And you, do you follow the advice of homefullness in the decoration of your home? What other decoration trends do you like or represent? Don’t forget to leave your comment 😉