It’s hard to miss the the huge influence of Scandinavian style in the current interior world. Scandinavian style oozes perfectly clean lines and simple monochrome touches. Luckily for us, it’s a look which can be replicated. We’ve scoured the internet to find some of our favourite looks and top tips for getting that desired Scandi look in your home.
1. Incorporate wood. Scandi design nearly always features wood, whether it’s floorboards, painted wooden furniture or a rustic table. The wood blends really nicely with the use of neutral light colours, and helps the subtle tones pop against each other. Another great tip is to get an untreated wooden door, or a white painted one. Companies like Oakwood Doors can usually provide whatever finish you want.
2. Bring as much light as possible into the home. Natural light is great, but obviously won’t last all day, so why not invest in some hanging lights? These are super stylish and heavily feature in Scandi design. You can also try to make sure your curtains don’t decrease natural light by hanging them high and wide of the windows.
3. Declutter, but add frames. Scandi design tends to be really stripped back and minimalistic. That being said, you do want something to help the walls pop, and this is where cool prints and frames come in. As you’ll see above, it looks great when they vary in size and even finish. Accents of colour can also work really well.
4. Stick to a strong and distinctive colour palette across the home. The whole aesthetics of Scandinavian design centre around the clever use of clean and fresh colours like whites and light greys, broken by accents of other colours, above you can see wooden tones, greens and subtle blues. This is why the light is such a strong factor, it can bring everything to life.
5. Choose your accessories well. Although you’re meant to be living relatively clutter free, the right accessories can really bring a whole room together. Accessories are also a great way to add some more accents of colour, just make sure they fit the palette you’ve chosen. Consistency is key in keeping the minimalistic, light and airy feel which Scandinavians do so well.