Muted colour palette
Monochrome shades & muted tones are synonymous with scandi style but black, white & grey doesn’t need to be boring. Done right, it creates a beautiful place to call home. We recommend including subtle shades of colour & pattern through soft furnishings, tiles & small accents like tableware. Mix in subtle pastel tones as these added touches will lift the overall look while still maintaining a fresh aesthetic.
Use of texture
To offset a muted colour palette, add plenty of texture to ensure your interior packs style & doesn’t end up flat. Texture can come from a variety of different furnishings & it’s important to mix it up. If you have polished marble work tops – add chunky wooden chopping boards or hand-fired, unique ceramics. Switch up luxurious textiles such as velvet with industrial concrete features or sheepskins & metal finishes.
Bringing the outdoors, indoors
Continuing on from our theme of texture, natural materials are key to the Scandinavian style aesthetic. Wood can be light & finished or dark & raw but it’s always a feature. The easiest way to add some greenery to your home is to add house plants, read our list of the most stylish house plants.
Keep it cosy
Layers, layers, layers. Think throws, cushions, linens and maybe some fur! Due to their long winters the Scandinavians know how to make the most of darker, colder months. Embrace the culture of hygge which touches on how to be cosy & how to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.