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Kanso Living

Simplicity that will breathe serenity into every space.

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A collection of examples of the trend, including a grey sofa, printed bedding and a dining set.

About the look

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Made for mindfulness

Named after the Japanese word for simplicity, the Kanso Living collection takes carefully crafted pieces inspired by natural surroundings to create a peaceful, meditative space.

Designs are considered, with a focus on contemporary space-saving solutions. Tying each room together is a soothingly simple palette of tonal greys, bleached woods, matt metals and unfussy concrete finishes.

The key pieces

In living spaces

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Argos Home Kanso velvet footstool in grey.

Family space by day, restful retreat by night

This grey velvet Kanso sofa transforms with a simple 'clic clac' into a small double bed. The footstool with matching tailored upholstery and hardwood base with tapered legs can double up to display coffee table books. Add monochrome accessories and matt black lighting for some industrial cool.

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Introduce prints on contrasting textures

Light, dark. Hard, soft. Contrasts feature throughout this collection. Our brushed cotton patterned throw really softens up a room (and is ideal for sofa snuggling), and pairs perfectly with the tough textured concrete lamp. 

In sleep spaces

The calming colour palette comes into play in the bedroom, where icy blues and soft greys create a comfortable place to drift off. Wooden bedroom furniture adds warmth and texture, while our Kanso bed adds understated style with its distinctive wingback design.

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Simplify spaces

Clearing clutter (or at least finding good hiding spaces for it) is key to any minimalist look. We've weaved in a few clever concealers into our accessories, like this bathroom mirror-shelf-combo, which has a lip to stop toppling bottles.

It's a chance to add in a few style notes too - this storage set coordinates with the sketchy patterning you'll see elsewhere in the collection.

In dining spaces

Wish you made more of mealtimes? This soothing setting is sure to encourage diners to switch off from any digital distractions. Once pud is finished, these space-savvy benches can be tucked right under the table to tie in with the minimalist look.

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You don't have to start from scratch

The Kanso dinner set is neutral enough to feel right at home with your existing tableware (it looks fantastic with white). The dashed stoneware looks beautifully handcrafted - but between you and us it's just a down-to-earth, dishwasher-safe dinner set.

Styling tips

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Add in industrial pieces

The cool, urban aesthetic of the of-the-moment industrial style pairs really well with the Kanso Living collection. One of our favourite pieces is this ingenious shelf light, used as a quirky bedside table alternative. Pop in an Edison light bulb for some extra industrial cred.

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Not sure how to introduce industrial style? See our guide.

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It's all in the detail

Etched ceramics and origami-esque geo prints; with a colour palette that's so simple, textiles and patterns really come into their own. Seek out details that have a handcrafted look and feel - like this tufted and betasseled applique cushion.

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