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26/12/2014

Scandi style inspiration for winter

I love the simplicity of Scandi interior style (image)


Scandi style, with its effortlessly chic blend of rustic and minimalist design, has been the go-to source for interior inspiration in recent years - and with good reason. The look is cool and stripped back, yet somehow always manages to feel cosy and homely. The trend seems set to continue and winter is perhaps the best time of year to get a feel for that understated Scandinavian style. The style has arisen from a land of long dark winters and scenes of ice, snow and reindeer.

In order to accomplish this look - it could be a handful of small Christmas accessories or a complete rethinking of a room...


Bringing nature into the home can add a real pop of colour (image)


Bring some nature indoors

Adding some greenery to any interior inserts some life and is often a key feature in Nordic-inspired homes. Simple, bright green plants with an occasional pop of colour look striking against the frequently pale, washed-out colour schemes. Bringing in some plants also offers the opportunity to choose a great container – think aluminium, wood, or classic pots with a cream or dove grey finish and of course glass – make it more contemporary with more unusual square shapes. Terrariums filled with cacti or succulents are a low maintenance option that look really modern and can go from golf-ball sized to a substantial feature piece.

One of the easiest ways to incorporate some Scandi flair is the use of natural wood. It’s a predominant feature in the style,and can be added via flooring, furniture or wall panels. Go for paler timbers for authenticity.



Faux fur can work just as well in the home (image)


Furs

In keeping with the theme of nature, the addition of fur and rustic faux animal skins is undeniably Nordic and conjures images of wintery chalets. Look around for some fluffy throws, rugs and cushions that are especially ideal during the winter months.

Light

Scandinavian architecture has adapted to the long periods of darkness that the region endures over the winter. The need to let in as much natural light as possible has led to the familiar sight of spacey, open-plan rooms and lots of windows left uncluttered with minimal window dressings. It’s also the reason behind the tendency for light coloured walls and overall colour schemes.



I never get bored of white interiors - how beautiful is these stairs (image)



White

Another easy way to channel the Nordic approach to decor is to incorporate white - and lots of it. It’s the only backdrop that allows the other customary features to shine and work their simplistic magic.


Whether you want to use these tips to update your home or you’re thinking about moving into a new pad like these new houses for sale in Birmingham and styling it from scratch - now is the time to get into the mood for Scandinavian style interiors.



I love simple scandi interior style (image)

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  2. I do love this post, it reminds me of minimalism! Quite inspiring actually.

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  3. Yep, I'm a big fan of Scandi style too :)

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  4. I'm really trying to bring more nature into the home and decor. Roll on spring blossoms!

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  5. I'm going white this year too- so crisp and simple. Great tips. :-) x

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  6. I love white interiors too, especially in the new year when I craving a re-haul and a fresh start! x

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  7. I love how fresh white decor looks. Unfortunately Matt works with cars in a filthy workshop and comes home covered in black oil and grime, if everything in our house was white it wouldn't be that way for long!! x

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  8. Every wall in our house is white - I don't think I could ever go for any colour! Love scandi interiors - I'm a big nature lover, so usually take advantage of bringing the outside in.

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