Google ‘minimalism’ in relation to home decor, and you’re very likely to see a smorgasbord (word of the day) of Scandinavian-inspired interiors fill your screen. In recent years, the ‘Scandi’ style has taken over from vintage-chic as one of the more popular and progressive home decor looks, largely in part to the success of IKEA, which has really taken the minimalist trend to new heights.
What I love about the Scandinavian-inspired look, is not so much the minimalism of it all, but the use of natural materials, a clean palette and a simple down-to-earth feel that is at once trendy and homely at the same time. Today’s post is number two in my new Home Style series (see the first post dedicated to Karoo Style here) and is all about bringing Scandi-style features into your home.
Thanks to Fashion for Home for the below graphic: showing the characteristics and influences of the Scandinavian style as we know it today. As I mentioned above, one of the most attractive elements of these interiors is the use of natural materials, and a real play on the natural environment too. You’ll notice the palette is also very neutral and earthy in nature.
Lots of white space amplified by clean lines, clear borders and a strong focus is a hallmark of the minimalist Scandi-style. I really love the collection of cacti grouped together!
Stylish coffee tables become a focal point in the main living space, either by drawing attention upwards to the the wall (love that print collection), or downwards to the actual construction of the table legs.
Whimsy and monochrome is what tends to typify children’s rooms in this style, but funky pieces, bright spots of colour and a clear love of the outdoors, nature and the environment is what makes it unique.
Work from home? Then Scandinavian-inspired home offices will certainly work for you! Clean lines, uncluttered spaces and well balanced work stations make them only a pleasure to spend a few hours in…
If you want more ideas on how to pull this look into your home (like wood cladding, fireplaces, colours and more), then check out this post. It’s a winner. Have you tried any of the above techniques or looks at home?