I can’t get enough of fabulous Scandi designs. Inspired by Nordic trends, it’s a favourite look of mine.
Scandinavian homes are renowned for their simplicity and beauty that is centred around functionality, clean lines and understated elegance.
Needing inspiration to create a Scandinavian touch? Here are my top 10 design tips to achieve your own Scandi interior:
Blank Canvas – Bright white is a key element of Scandinavian design. Think white walls, white floors and white ceilings. Bring in muted colour through furniture and accessories.
Geometry – Geometric features are important, introduce this through artwork, lighting, fabric or decor.
Touch of Colour – White walls and soft greys are colours of choice for Scandinavian design; offset this with pale blue and blush cushions, artwork or accessories.
Mixed Textures – Due to its northerly location, Scandinavian design incorporates warmth through faux furs, leather and natural textiles. Include a visual and textural mix of oversized cushions, knitted throws and woolly rugs.
Furniture – Clean and simple lines are a must for furniture in a neutral palette; grey lounges and soft wooden tables.
Flooring – A true Scandinavian interior will have wooden flooring throughout the home; usually light timbers or white-washed finish.
Get Graphical – Arrange collections of artwork of varying sizes and heights on living room walls, primarily with black and white prints and black frames.
Something Wooden – You will often find wooden features in the Scandinavian design through furniture or flooring. It creates a sense of warmth against the bright white walls.
Functional Design – Scandinavian homes are very liveable as all pieces of furniture have a purpose and use. Furniture is often easy to fold and assemble.
Simplicity is Key – Scale back on accessories, introduce colour and texture through small pieces rather than furniture and keep it simple are the biggest rules of this design.