Get The Scandinavian Look For Less

17th February 2020

The Scandinavian trend is best characterised by minimalism. The minimalist interior design trend is achieved through open plan rooms, plenty of sunlight and timeless and elegant aesthetics. The Scandinavian style interior achieves this but adds more complexity and functionality to designs. This particular trend originated in the 1950s, and still remains one of the biggest trends in interior design. It’s like the comeback kid, and it’s more popular than ever. More interior design enthusiasts are seeing new found beauty in simplicity, so we’re not surprised this design is taking over modern and contemporary homes all across the globe.

First things first though, is how do we achieve the Scandinavian look? You’re about to find out.

Scandinavian Design Tips

Decorative Accents – Simple decorative accents are in, and they provide a warm atmosphere to already simplistic interiors. As Scandinavian interior design is all about simplicity, accent pieces need to be simple but smart and attractive. Decorative accents can include a range of things from photo frames to ceramic vases, floor lamps and more.
Warm Textiles – Accessorising with warm textiles is a priority for any Scandinavian interior. As the majority of countries in Scandinavian region have extremely cold climates, the use of warm textiles is a nice touch, adding a sense of cosiness and warmth during the winter seasons.

House Plants – House plants have become popular among the younger generation. They take up minimal space and provide a sense of nature in the home. Be sure to look after them properly, or else they’ll die. If you’re new to house plants and want to get started, here is a list of small indoor plants and how to take care of them.

Neutral Colours – Neutral colours are a given. Colour palettes are the most important thing to consider in any home, of any design. Whites, browns, blacks and greys are all popular colours in Scandinavian home decor as they create clean and often soothing effects. If you are looking to pop a few colours here and there, this can be achieved through accessories, such as rugs, cushions and accent pieces.

Window Space – Allowing more light into your rooms provides a more inviting space to guests and visitors. Not only that, but it can make the room appear bigger too! So, with this being said, it means don’t block the light, don’t cover windows with curtains or blinds! If you do however, need to use window coverings, always go for light fabrics which don’t block natural sunlight.

How To Achieve Scandinavian Home Décor

Let’s kick things off with must have furniture pieces.

DSW Chairs – Iconic chair designs ideal for modern and contemporary homes looking for simplistic furniture pieces.

dsw chairs

Tolix Bar Stools – Smart, stylish and simplistic. An alternative bar stool but one to definitely make an impression with visitors.

tolix bar stools

Moving on to Scandinavian lighting inspiration.

We recommend going for Scandi ceiling lights or floor lamps. A great lighting area really does wonders for your interior. Visit a full range of Scandinavian ceiling lights here.

scandi lighting

Scandinavian decorative accessories.

Decorative accessories, as well as accent pieces, can range from various products. If you've gone completely neutral in your living space and need splashes of colour here and there, this is your chance. For an all white living space, complimenting the colour scheme with rose gold, gold or copper really makes a difference. You can achieve this through ornaments of things you love, shelf brackets, clocks, planters, pots, frames and more.

scandinavian interior design

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