5 Of The Best Scandinavian Interior Design Ideas To Add Scandinavian Style To Your Home

Aug 23, 2020

The Scandinavian interior design trend brings calm and tranquillity to a room. In this interior design blog, our Co-Founder & Interior Designer Steph Briggs shares her top tips for creating a Nordic utopia in your home.

Calming Colour

Scandinavian themed rooms incorporate nature-inspired colour themes to create a calm and thoughtful space. Choosing a cool grey colour palette or soft White Wash for your walls can immediately upgrade your room into a clean, sleek living space.

 Scandi Grey Interior scheme

My two go-to paint colours for clients looking to emulate this interior trend are the Annie Sloan wall paint in Paris Grey, and Chalk paint in Graphite - stunning!


Glass & Light

Scandi Interiors with mirror

Light and glass also feature heavily in this design trend. If your room doesn't boast floor to ceiling glass walls, incorporate glass into your accessories. Glass Vases dotted around the room, Grand Mirrors and Scented Candles can all add ambience in mood and feel as the evening draws in.

String Fairy Lights

I simply love our Silver String LED Lights for added charm and detail on a mantlepiece or as table decor. 


Textures Touch

Scandi Interior with textures

Traditional Scandinavian interior design often features minimalist furniture styling and bare wooden floors. Your room can feel naked and cold, so adding texture is the perfect way to create warmth and comfort. During the long cold winter months, you'll be grateful for Sheepskin Rugs on the polished natural wooden floors. Soft Wool Throws draped over sofa arms are ideal for colder evenings and will pull through a colour highlight into the room.

Sheepskin over a chair scandi style

Furniture Fixes

To champion the Scandinavian look, your furniture needs to be minimalist and neutral. However, if you are currently staring dismally at your dark wood furniture, you may be surprised at the results and transformation that painting your furniture can have on a piece.

 Steph Painting Furniture in the workshop

We have all the tools and paint you need for a DIY session, and our Furniture Painting Workshops give you the skills and insider knowledge to do the perfect job. Upcycling furniture is a passion of mine. We also offer a furniture make-over service for clients who have a preloved piece that needs an expert facelift.

Reindeer Skins on a bench scandinavia style 

Bring The Outside In

Those long, dark and cold Scandinavian winters mean that this trend ushers in the outside with lots of green foliage and natural wood. Our Monastery Bench filled with cushions and draped with reindeer skins is a functional and fashionable piece. Big leafy plants dotted around the room always reflect the trend, but if the maintenance of plants doesn't appeal, our collection of realistic faux plants are perfect. Our Faux Monstera Plant In Rattan Basket might not hail from colder climates, but the more significant the leaf, the more impressive! And it's rattan basket is so on trend for this Nordic interior trend!

Faux cheese plant in a rattan basket

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