Looking to achieve the oh so desirable Scandinavian style throughout your home? We don’t blame you, just about everyone wants to get this look and it’s no surprise as to why.
So, why is everyone loving the Scandinavian style? Firstly, it’s a style that looks great and can be achieved on a budget. It’s also not hard to execute on your own, even if you don’t consider yourself an overly creative person, pretty much anyone can achieve this look at home.
If you want to get the Scandi-look, there are a few things you should to keep in mind when selecting colours, materials and styling objects.
let a neutral colour palette do the talking
White walls and wooden floors pretty much sum up the Scandi-style in a single sentence. When you are deciding on a colour palette, think cool-timber accents, grey tones, white, white and more white. If you want to add some colour, you can incorporate touches of soft duck egg blue, blush pink or muted green through decorative styling elements.
timber tones are key
Incorporating timber accents into your design is a key component of the Scandi-style. You can do this through feature cabinetry, here we have used our warm and nutty hazelnut v doors and panels for the wall cabinets and have also used offcuts from our timber-look hazelnut benchtops to create stylish built-in shelves.
It doesn’t really matter how you incorporate timber tones into your space but you can guarantee that adding a light wood-look texture to your space will help add a splash of warmth to the cool and calming aesthetic that is the Scandi-style.
declutter your space
A fuss-free, clean space is imperative. The Scandi-style is effortless and natural, so make sure your space reflects this. Before you start designing or styling your space, make sure you consider storage. You need to have enough storage so everyday items don’t need to live on your benchtop. If you can, try to keep everyday items out of sight to achieve that clean, streamlined look.
design tip – incorporate open shelving into your design. This will give you a dedicated space to display decorative items rather than on your benchtop, taking up much needed space – this is both practical and stylish.
Apart from being a style that looks great, the Scandi-style is really functional. Where possible, try to keep your design as simple and streamlined as possible. For example, when using our pantry cabinets to create a run of wardrobes in the bedroom, consider stacking our wall cabinets on top to create extra height. This will not only make the space look more impressive, but it means you will have a heap of extra storage to keep things you don’t need to access frequently, like suitcases.
keep it simple
In order to keep you space looking as streamlined as possible, it’s important to choose a door profile that is going to blend seamlessly with your space. Opting for our modern or alpine profile doors will help you achieve the effortless and fuss-free style Scandinavian design is known for.
The Scand-style is one that will last a lifetime. This interior aesthetic is not going out of fashion anytime soon, it’s here to stay, so you can rest easy knowing you have chosen a look that will grow with you.
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