The minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired approach to life has branched into every aspect of our consciousness. From pared-back eating to fuss-free travel and more, it was only a matter of time before it extended into the home. This season, it’s time to embrace the Danish art of ‘hygge’ and get cosy and chic with a range of interior design ideas to transform every room in your home.
Bedroom – statement storage solutions
A key design trend emerging from the Scandinavian sphere is for having one statement piece of furniture (usually storage-based) as a fashionable focal point in your bedroom. Take this clothing rack from Normann Copenhagen. Modern and ultra-minimal, its clean lines transform it from simple wardrobe to standout storage piece, whereby clothes and shoes become the focal point and part of the design.
Bathroom – say it with stripes
The nautical trend has been around since time immemorial, especially when it comes to interiors, but in true Scandi style, it gets repurposed into something completely fresh when switched up with different colours. As we know, the love for minimal monochrome in Scandinavian-inspired design is still going strong, reflected in a penchant for bold black-and-white stripes. Bring this trend into the bathroom by opting for a simple striped shower curtain. Ebay has a range of affordable styles like this, or choose striped monochrome accessories to dot around the sink. A plant pot in contemporary chevrons or stripes adds an eye-catching flash that’s sure to cheer up even the most understated of bathrooms.
Kitchen – unexpected lighting
Paper lanterns or fold-out pendant-style lights are reflective of the Scandinavian love of ethereal and unusual designs. Simple but undeniably stylish, adding statement lighting solutions to your eating space makes everyday dining a much more enjoyable affair. I particularly like this origami cut-out style from Ikea.
Living room – grey walls
Known for its modern monochromatic palette, Swedish design also comes associated with stark grey colour palettes. Reflective of Nordic winters and calling modern minimalism to mind, painting your largest living room wall grey will provide a standout solution without breaking the bank. This roundup of the very best grey paints according to top interior designers is well worth a read for those seeking colour palette inspiration.
Images copyrights: Picture 1 – Arlo & Jacob | Picture 2 – Houseology | Picture 3 – Elle Decor