The Decorating Trend That Makes Every Interior Feel Like Home

Sacha Strebe

While we're told time and time again to keep our homes clean and clutter-free, our busy lives often get in the way—for the record, this is how often you should clean it. But we're here to tell you, there is a happy medium. A home that embraces both comfort and chic. This new trend has been dominating our feeds lately, and we're calling it the lived-in look. It's the interior equivalent of French-girl style: cool and completely carefree. It's impeccably styled yet appears like you never lifted a finger. 

Just like French-girl outfits, a lived-in home should have a minimal foundation of classic décor within a pared-down colour palette, peppered with unusual silhouettes, and plenty of statement accessories. The trick is not to fuss over it too much. After all, a home was meant to be lived in. Ahead we share some of the key elements to recreating a cosy yet chic aesthetic at home.


Chris Patey for MyDomaine

If you really want to achieve that perfectly imperfect vibe, you have to master the high/low mix. It's similar to the high-street designer fusion we love in fashion, except this time you're dressing up a room with a luxe and low-cost combo of furniture and décor—this Brooklyn loft gets it right. Take this chic loft living space above, for example. Homeowner Jayne Min of Stop It Right Now combined her iconic Eames chairs with an affordable IKEA jute rug—this is how you perfect the high/low art. Elevated accessibility is much more inviting don't you think?

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