5 TIPS ON HOW TO ACHIEVE A SCANDI INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
If you are thinking it’s the end of November and both you and your house could do with a revamp but you don’t want to spend too much moo-la so close to Christmas then, a Scandinavian interior design style might be just the ticket as you don't need a lot to get started.
WHERE DID SCANDI INTERIOR DESIGN COME FROM?
The Scandinavian Interior design emerged during the 1930s within the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The term “Scandinavian Design” originated from a design show with the same name that travelled through the United States and Canada between 1954 and 1957.
Scandinavian designers are known especially for household goods including furniture, textiles, ceramics, lamps, and glass, but Scandinavian design has been extended to industrial design such as of consumer electronics, mobile phones, and cars.
WHAT IS SCANDINAVIAN INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE?
Scandinavian design emphasises bright, light, and open spaces, with enough room to move and breathe within them. Visual elements like clean lines and white space evoke a sense of calm.
Traditional Scandinavian homes are often small and have no space for clutter and chunky furniture. Naturally, this minimalist feature has been brought over to newer, larger homes and become a key characteristic in Scandinavian design.
With an emphasis on balancing functionality and simplistic beauty, while also including purposeful placement of furniture. One thing a Scandinavian home is not is, cluttered.
Before anyone can attempt to bring a Scandi design into their space they must first declutter every single nook and cranny. As we are at the end of November now is the perfect time to declutter your space and get it ready for the New Year.
Did you know that decluttering can become an important way to practice self-care because it helps you take control of your home, your life and all of your belongings? Science says decluttering can to improve your overall well-being.
It’s also feels nicer to have a home that can give you the time, space, energy and clarity to improve your health, happiness and overall well-being. Go and get to it and Marie Kondo your house!
WHY DO PEOPLE LOVE SCANDI DESIGN?
People generally love Scandinavian design because it emphasises bright, light, and open spaces, with enough room to move and breathe within them.
Who doesn’t want this for their spaces? It actually even feels nice saying it never mind living it.
5 ELEMENTS TO ACHIEVE A SCANDI INTERIOR DESIGN.
The colour palette consists of a variation of neutral shades with whites as the main backdrop to this style with a couple of lighter tone colours used as accents. This gives the added benefit of making rooms look more spacious and classy.
Light in Scandinavian design became really important due to countries experiencing prolonged periods of darkness known as polar nights so natural light is always maximised in their interior design.
So if windows can be left bare this is done. However if you need something for privacy sheer curtains are often used to let light seep in without being too jarring.
Nature is a huge part of Scandinavian interior design. Think about elements, such as light and bright wood, nature-inspired sculptural pieces, house plants, and natural textiles and upholstery, such as wool, sheepskin, linen etc. And whenever you can, use eco-friendly and sustainable materials in your home. Pop a plant or two on your table or at the corner of your room to add some life to any room in your home.
Decor should be kept to a minimum to keep in line with the minimalistic and clutter-free properties of Scandinavian design.
Some elements like paintings, illustrations and bowls are lovely and may be displayed to complete the overall look but it’s important they create a sense of peace and calm.
Scandinavian design always includes wood elements throughout each room in the house. Lighter woods are preferred to give the home a relaxed spa like vibe.
Craftsmanship is everything in Scandi design so invest in high quality, multi-purpose or practical items. Scandinavian furniture, light fixtures, and other functional items should have a modern and striking look while remaining simple and not overly ornate.
Below are a few items you help you achieve this style.
As always guys, have fun and enjoy the process.