Scandinavian design, commonly known as Scandi is derived from the Nordic countries.
Small pops of shiny bright colours also adorn the style. The furniture is light & airy with higher legs & rounded edges.
The flooring is bleached, wide timber planks, & subtle texture is added with throws in natural fibres or furs for that added warmth in the colder months.
It is spacious, light & airy. It has decoration but is not cluttered. Each piece has a place.
It is mostly timeless in it’s look, it would only need an update of decorator items to keep fresh.
In Australia it is linked to Ikea as their furniture saw the first real influences of it in our country.
How to get the look –
- White based colour palette
- Timbers are bleached & wide planks. Can be rustic looking but better if clean & smooth. Matt or Satin finished – not gloss
- Simple or light window furnishings. Soft flowy sheers keep the sense of openness & air. Otherwise, simple, unobtrusive blinds in white.
- Furniture with rounded edges. Edges are softened but in the design of the piece. Furniture is understated & designer looking.
- Soft colour palette. Additional colours tend to be in small doses or the pastel palette giving a washed look. Light grey tones are common.
- An overall feeling of space & air. This is a combination of the white on white colour scheme, as well as the ‘off the floor’ furniture & minimalist decoration.
- Minimal decoration. Each piece of furniture is the size it needs to be not overstated. Decoration is functional, but designer looking to be interesting in it’s own right.
Scandi is easy to do right now as that is what is in vogue. Head to any homewares stores to see these bleached timbers & soft colours. It is a designer winter warming look, so great for the winter months to stay warm & even better for summer to keep your interior cool!
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