Scandinavian theme colours

In: Trends On: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Scandinavian theme has been going strong for a while now but new ways of injecting into your home are emerging all the time. The main elements that make up a Scandi vibe are simplicity, space & design. Renowned for their simplicity, utility, and beauty, Scandinavian homes have a pure, pared backed style that is centred around warm functionality, clean lines, flawless craftsmanship and understated elegance. The use of light is considered to be extremely important, and many Scandinavian homes  are characterized by the use of earthy muted tones, honest materials and minimal ornamentation.

Clutter can be a problem in any room and so installing a trendy wire shelf or wooden box shelving is a sleek way to clean up papers and bit & bobs. Ornaments need to be carefully selected and placed in a Scandi room to keep the understated feel, going for bigger statement pieces such as big alphabet letters will give your room character without being too fussy. Keeping alongside the understated tones and simple design, cacti are a great plant to inject some colour and organic charm. Inexpensive and easy to look after they match the laid-back aesthetic. 

Lighting is going to really help you pull all elements of your Scandi room together, again the design needs to be clean and simple but using a accent colour can make a really bold impact. 

Lastly furniture needs to stick to its Scandi design roots, as shown below, very simple soft furnishings and sofa with 'no frills' will achieve the look you want. You can bring pattern and colour into these pieces as long as its modern and works with the colours you have chosen. Keep the number of colours to 3/4 max. 

Happy decorating!


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