• Linda Hasselbalch

Three Steps to Get The Scandi Style

Updated: Mar 17

The Scandinavians have a knack for decorating their homes. And it is all very simple actually.

The Scandi Style has its roots from... yeah Scandinavia. And while you might think white walls, no clutter and very stringent furniture you are not all wrong... but lately, the Scandinavian interior style has added cozy and often boho-ish elements to the minimalistic white homes.

Here you find the three steps into creating your own personal Scandi Style home.

1) Go for white walls - or at least light walls. Choose a light grey if you are not comfortable with entirely white. This look is firmly entrenched in most Scandinavian homes. It has been argued that the look stems from a scarcity of sunlight in the winter months. But white/light walls also have the advantage of enhancing form and texture of your furniture and decor, giving your home more character.

2) Use the pieces of furniture you already have, but look around: are there any pieces you don't really need, that just creates a dense and dull atmosphere. Let it go then. As time goes and you need to invest in a new dining table or sofa etc. find a piece that is of high quality and has a clean and minimalistic design. Now you have the basics of the Scandi Style

Photo by Kähler design.

3) Pay attention to detail, it is here it all comes together. Select outstanding decor elements to create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere that really puts your home at its best. Play around with your items to create your personal expression. A few golden rules can make a difference: when displaying your favorite decor, add them together in groups instead of separating them on the shelf or table. In these groups use colors in the same color scheme but different texture, and height. This will create a composed and deliberate look creating a cozy and relaxing atmosphere. Oh, and before I forget: a soft, beautiful, 100% natural material throw on the sofa, please. This will enhance the 'hygge' feeling of the home immensely. 'Hygge' is a huge part in the Scandinavian Living. It translates into a sense of being cozy and content.

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