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On The Nordic Track

Interior designer Adriana Peci from Hatch Interiors shares her top Scandi styling tips


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.