How to Get the Scandi Look

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How to Get the Scandi Look

 

Scandi design originates from Scandinavia, from countries such as Sweden and Iceland. Their passion for outdoor activities and nature influences this specific look perfectly. Your home is your comfortable place; if you feel more comfortable and connected with nature, why not bring it indoors?

The most important thing to remember about Scandi style and design is the use of natural materials and natural colours. To ensure you give your home the ultimate Scandi look, think of it as a blank canvas.  White, cream, green, brown, even pale blue to match the Scandinavian icy, winter backdrop.

 It is a minimalistic and simple design method which, if done right, will give you the tranquil and idyllic setting you’ve been dreaming of.

 

Wood

 

One of the simplest ways to inject Scandi style into your home is the use of wood. It’s a natural resource that is accessible for all of us and despite its homage to the outdoors and nature, can provide your room with a cosy feel when paired with the right accessories.

Using light wood and lighter colours gives your room a cooler feel and darker wood to compliment darker furniture colours, such as Burnt Orange or Forest Green.

Wooden furniture is an effective way of creating a Scandi room. A simplistic dining table or rustic side table can be the cherry on the cake and pull your room together.

example of rustic wood, typical of the scandi lighting styleexample of rustic wood, typical of the scandi lighting style

Rustic wood adds charm to any space; as simple as Scandi is, adding the texture to a room is a powerful statement. This could be gained from flooring or panels on the walls.

Example of using light wood and lighter colours gives your room a cooler feel and darker wood to compliment darker furniture colours, such as Burnt Orange or Forest Green.Example of using light wood and lighter colours gives your room a cooler feel and darker wood to compliment darker furniture colours, such as Burnt Orange or Forest Green.
  • Using light wood and lighter colours gives your room a cooler feel and darker wood to compliment darker furniture colours, such as Burnt Orange or Forest Green.

Colour

Nature and the outdoors come in all sorts of different colours. A crisp, clean, snow white backdrop with the slightest splash of pastel colours, like blush pink or grey, is always a go to option. But if you feel that you and your home can step out of your comfort zones, why not try going one step further?

 For a wintery feel, layer pale blues with white and black for a striking yet charming monochrome look. On the other hand, to make your home feel warmer and cosier, introduce a Forest Green or Burnt Orange blanket and cushions to compliment the brightness of the white walls. Or maybe try Grey blackout curtains, maximising the light as much as possible during the day but allowing you to sit back and relax in the evening.

Burnt Orange

Forest Green

Cool Grey

Dusty Pink

Lighting & Accessories

 

The winters in Scandinavia are long with minimal sunshine and their residents make the most of the light they get. Lighting and how you use it is key; when the sun shines, a staple for Scandinavian homes is accessorising with glass. When the sunlight hits it, the light bounces around the room. A clear pendant shade would achieve this stunning look.

Or if glass isn’t your thing, try a natural wicker shade like our Chianti or Hamilton. The gaps in between each weave gives the light the chance to dance around your space.

A white room has a bigger feel to it so why not go bigger with your lighting? Invest in a pendant ceiling light with a statement shade as a centrepiece in the middle of the room or for over your table. And pair the pendant with a filament bulb to maximise the rustic feel. Or if you’re looking to just illuminate a corner of the room, a floor lamp with an adjustable head is always a winner.

 

Blankets and faux fur rugs or throws are signature Scandi elements and are natural looking accessories.

Finally, to top off the natural look, introduce plants into your room and continue the organic look.