Scandinavian Style – How to get the look

Advice, Interior Style, Interior trends

The Scandi look has been trending in interior design for a few years now, I think this is because of the casual relaxed feel that this style emulates which marries in perfectly with our laid back Australian lifestyle, but how do you get that gorgeous Scandinavian style into your home?  Today I thought I’d share the three key elements that you can apply to get this ever popular look in your home.

Scandi is all about colour palette, furniture choice and finishes. If you keep these in mind when you are making your selections you can’t go wrong.

Colour palette – the Scandi colour palette typifies whites, greys and muted pastels so when you are choosing your wall colour and furnishings like rugs, cushions, art stay with a muted pastel colour palette.  To achieve the true Scandi interior style paint your walls white.

Furniture choice – blonde to mid tone timbers, white, lime wash and even stone tops are all common finishes used for Scandi furniture. Low line lounges, button feature, plump or tailored cushioning are key for Scandi lounge suites.  Round coffee tables with timber leg and white top.  Choose furniture that isn’t bulky or goes to the floor but rather has a mid-century modern leg, especially if your furniture is going into a small room.  The design line is an important consideration when selecting furniture, you can see this in the images below, for example, the wishbone dining chairs in the second last image shows a strong design line which goes a long way in creating a good looking Scandi interior.

Finishes – lightly toned timbers, herringbone, timber panelling, stone, marble, concrete, geometric prints, rich textures, sisal, fur and linens are a handful of common finishes that are seen in successful Scandi interiors.

Lastly, it’s all about you and how you live.  The Scandi style can be applied in purest form or you could mix it up and use elements of it in your home to create an eclectic version.  If you decide to create an eclectic version of Scandi be sure to have a common thread that ties all your styles together to create some form of harmony to your unique look.

 

Scandi colour palette of muted pastels

Scandi colour palette of muted pastels

 

Image: Teamne.net

Image: Nordic design

Image: Nordic design

Image: Nordic design

Image: Nordic design

Image: Nordic design

Image: Nordic design

Image: Nordic design

Image: Nordic design

If you would like further information and examples of the Scandi style check out our Pinterest page Style Guide – Scandi

or if you would like our assistance in creating this style for your interior call us today: 0439 081 072

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