Trying to explain how we stumbled upon this pretty niche set of accounts would be like explaining how crocs came into existence – it happened, but nobody quite knows exactly how… or why, and we’ve already spent too much time thinking about it. However it happened, we’re pretty happy (about the accounts, not crocs).
If you needed proof that you don’t really have to get rid of that cushion collection, or that the candles you’ve accumulated don’t necessarily have to go into storage, look no further. These Korean Instagram accounts are the antithesis to completely Marie Kondo-ing your life.
Striking the perfect balance between minimalism and maximalism, these accounts feature neutral-toned, artfully yet casually arranged interiors stemming from Korean minimalism - a design style that appeals even to staunch maximalists.
While Scandinavian minimalism features sleek and purposeful furnishings, and Japanese minimalism presents totally clutter-free spaces, Korean minimalism maintains a level of flexibility.
Korean minimalist interiors aren’t actually bare – in fact, they’re often quite cluttered. The concept has more to do with diminishing the appearance of clutter without actually getting rid of every single thing you own. This is achieved through neutral colour palettes, natural textures, and purposefully arranged possessions.
Scroll on for the accounts doing it best.
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