In an age where interior trends come and go at the drop of a hat, an aesthetic style which prioritizes slow living and craftsmanship might well be the revolution we never knew we needed. Enter the revival of kinfolk, a back-to-basics lifestyle movement which predates hygge and jungalow chic in emphasizing simplicity and authenticity as the order of the day.
In design terms, the style looks aesthetically similar to Scandi minimalism and earthy bohemianism. Think neutral hues, artisan crafts and plants – lots of plants – and you’re halfway there. Read on for our detailed shopping guide that will transform your abode into a kinfolk home in no time.
Naervaer Ceramic Vase
As the kinfolk movement is all about artisan crafts and raw materials, it’s only right to kick start this shopping guide with a ceramics pick.
The Naervaer Ceramic Vase by Norm Architects is part of a handmade collection of pottery created in close collaboration with Danish ceramicist Maj-Brit Würtz and renowned chef Yves Le Lay. Fill your vase with ferns and wildflowers to get that rustic back-to-nature look on lock.
Mima Plant Stand
Perch your bloom-filled ceramic vase atop an elegantly slender spindled plant stand.
The kinfolk movement encourages people to make their own home furnishings, but if woodworking isn’t for you then John Eadon’s collection of handmade design pieces is the next best thing. We won’t tell if you won’t.
Brunswick Citris Juicer
So woodwork might be a bit of a stretch but home cooking is a kinfolk mantra we can get behind.
Scandi Spice Jars
Sticking with the kitchen theme, our Scandi Spice Jars are another cookware basic that fit perfectly with the whole kinfolk aesthetic.
A key facet of the kinfolk aesthetic is its neutral color palette. Washed out, earthy-toned shades of white, grey and pale green are key to mastering the look.
Farmhouse Serving Board
Part of the joy of living a stripped back kinfolk life is its emphasis on the simple things in life, such as spending quality time with friends and family.
Cecilie Manz Bowl
Whilst Scandinavian and boho-chic design are the most obvious parallels to kinfolk style, the slow living movement also bears striking similarities to the Japanese aesthetic.
Like the kinfolk aesthetic, Japanese design values clean uncluttered living with a focus on nature. It’s no surprise then that this Japanese produced Fritz Hansen earthenware bowl embodies kinfolk to a tee.