When faced with the task of decorating your own home it is easier to pick a theme for home décor when looking at colours and styles. Whether it’s a colour pallet or a place you’ve seen you want to copy, those with a love of decoration rarely plonk items in their homes without planning and thought. Ultimately the best homes tell a story about who the owner is and the things and places they love.
If you’re a fan of countries like Denmark and Sweden and their aesthetic choices, you may just want to incorporate a few of those into your own home.The Hygge cosy style is very on trend right now and we love the way this style makes us want to stay home and snuggle on a wintery night.
Here are some of the home décor essentials to achieve that Scandinavian style.
The Scandinavian style involves mainly aiming for simple, quaint spaces. This means a brighter colour scheme consisting of clean whites, mossy greens and lighter hues of brown. For example, the Scandi Midi Chaise Sofa from Cox & Cox consists of quite muted, sedate colour options, rather than bold, brash and vibrant shades. This is the kind of colour pallet you should try to aim for, not lavish purples and roaring reds.
Wooden or Stone Flooring
The Scandinavian style isn’t really found in thick, chunky carpets of any colour. Sticking with the theme of simple and quaint spaces, wooden and stone flooring tends to be the favoured option for those in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. It makes things far easier to clean up, especially in dining and cooking areas. Moreover, it once again focuses on that calm and subtle colour scheme that suits all the seasons and will appeal to most people’s taste, it’s very easy on the eye.
Elaborate wallpapers, bold art pieces or bright paint colours won’t work with that Scandinavian theme. Instead, aim for natural hues that all work well together, think of all the colours in nature when you look outside. If you want to introduce some colour or a pattern maybe do this on one accent wall and have the other walls compliment it in a plain soothing colour. Enjoy spending time looking for me some artwork or frame some of those photos you have been meaning to do for that unique and personal touch to the walls. If the walls are too loud and busy, it will drown out the simple and calming style you’ve been going for.
Try to keep your furniture to a minimum, this will make each room in your house appear far more spacious and larger as a result, lending an airier feel to the area. Dark spaces and clutter are distinctly not Scandinavian, so try to aim for a series of rooms which are spacious, easy to navigate, and which reflect natural light well. If you have anything obstructing the windows or your kitchen counters are full of that, then do some cleaning and tidying to really open up the surroundings.
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