When you think of detoxing, a gruelling, chastising juice cleanse or quitting coffee probably springs to mind.

After a year of embracing the warm, cosy and slightly cluttered hygge trend, the next lifestyle movement is detox.

The detox lifestyle is a nod to minimalism, with stripped back, reclaimed wooden floors, glass accents and mostly clear shelves.


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It doesn't mean getting rid of items necessarily, but managing your possessions in the most efficient way possible and maybe purging those you don't need (hoarders, look away). 

A detoxed living space creates a more organised environment in which things aren't lost to a landscape of clutter, including your thoughts.

Everything has it's place and its purpose. 


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However, this doesn't mean shoving everything into a barely closing closet or drawer to create a minimalist aesthetic.

The beauty of detoxing comes from the peace of mind acquired by organisation, and clearing and harmonising every hidden aspect of your home is essential. 

This means cleaning out your closets and drawers and creating negative space under beds and on top of wardrobes. 


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The lifestyle also takes an ethical approach to consumerism, and has its roots in the zero-waste movement. 

A detoxed home should incorporate reclaimed raw materials wherever possible, and buying from chain stores with high pollution outputs should be avoided.

If you're renting, simply opting for eco-friendly interiors made from recycled materials and switching to sustainable energy sources wherever possible can make a big difference. 

The detoxed space can seem a little bare, so adding throws, candles and an abundance of green plants can create warmth and homeliness.

While hygge was perfect for 2016, a fresh take on minimalism is ideal for the new year.