Modern Scandi Styling Tips – Photo credit go to Lime Lace
With its clean lines, crisp colour palette and focus on warm timbers, the Scandinavian look is one of our favourites. And with its simple, laid-back vibe, it’s a perfect match for the relaxed Aussie lifestyle. Here’s how to recreate it in your own home.
All White Treatment – Photo Credit goes to Lime Lace
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Nothing shows off the simple, appealing lines of Scandinavian-inspired furniture and accessories better than a bright white backdrop. It’s also a great way to maximise the sense of space in a room, and will make any interior feel light and airy. So get handy with the paintbrush and look to give your walls, floors and ceiling the all-white treatment.
Tricia Chairs in Walnut Stained and Barley Fabric
Adding timber colour into the style – Photo Credit goes to Godfrey Hirst-Pacific
From pale blonde through to rich walnuts, timber furniture is the star of the show in Scandinavian design. Hardwearing and practical, it’s also a smart choice for busy family homes. Seek out designs with curved shapes, flowing lines and slender, tapered legs. Comfort and ergonomics are also key; chairs and sofas should follow the lines of the body and be easy to get in and out of, while tables and cabinets should have smooth, rounded lines and soft-opening mechanisms. Classic examples of the look include our Tricia dining chairs, which come in a range of appealing finishes, including matte black, white and walnut. Or for sofas, our Ceni two- and three-seater design, with its fine, tapered timber legs and sumptuous upholstery.
Soften the minimalist line with natural fabrics – Photo Credit goes to Urbanara
Soften the minimalist lines of a Nordic interior with tactile, natural fabrics. Think cotton, linen and leather in neutral shades of grey, oatmeal, caramel and white, which can be used for everything from sofa and armchair upholstery to bedlinen and window treatments. For a bolder look, consider adding classic Nordic stripes and checks.
Bold Colour Accents – Photo Credit goes to Godfrey Hirst-Hycraft Pegasus
Bold Colour Accents
No Scandinavian interior is complete without a few carefully chosen look-at-me brights. These bold splashes of colour might take the form of graphic, framed prints hung on the wall, a trio of fabulous, colourful vases on a console table, a funky pendant above the dining table, or a couple of cheery, patterned cushions on the sofa. The trick is not to over-do it; stick to no more than two or three shades, and use them sparingly to achieve maximum impact with minimum clutter.
8 Interior Designs That Take Advantage of Beautiful Neutrals
When many of you think about relaxing within your living space, the first room that pops into your mind is, undoubtedly, the bedroom. We sleep there, read there, and unwind there after a long day. So, of course, a bedroom should be comfortable in every possible way. Here are five of the most fashionable, stylish, and comforting bedroom ideas that you’ll absolutely fall in love with.
Luxury City Apartment Bedroom
This awesome bedroom was designed by K3 show homes for the ‘Luxury City Apartment’ project. We absolutely love the way the bedroom is decorated neutrally (white bed linen, black chair, brown curtains) and is combined with orange as the accent color. The dark shade of orange and the retro-style bedside table look fantastic together. Combining white with a bold accent color is a great idea if you want your bedroom to stand out from the rest.
Strawberry Hill Farm Bedroom
This bedroom is classic, rustic, and insanely pretty. The wooden beams in the ceiling and the wooden bedposts and wardrobe make the perfect combination in this classic English farmhouse. The mirror in the corner provides a touch of modern interior design, whereas the remainder of the bedroom effortlessly maintains that rustic, comforting feel.
Studio Living Bedroom
This modern, quirky bedroom, created by WN Interiors of Poole, is ideal for those who live in small apartments or houses. The black shelf on the wall looks awesome with the colorful accessories that stand on it, and the pretty baby pink bedsheets match perfectly with the all-white walls. If you want to make your bedroom stand out but don’t want to go too wild with the accent colors, then opt for pastel shades like blue, yellow and baby pink like the lucky owner of this bedroom did.
Artsy London Townhouse Bedroom
This bedroom was designed by the folks involved in the Drummonds Case Study project. The way in which the modern wooden walls & floor match perfectly with the old wooden ottoman, chest of drawers and bedframe is effortless. Obviously, this bedroom probably isn’t for everyone, but it’s certain that a lot of thought has gone into all elements of it. The bright and bold wall pieces make the perfect accent pieces.
Traditional Perth Bedroom
This bedroom was designed by Cambuild and is the perfect mixture of chic modern and rustic vintage. The Scandinavian-style chest of drawers and nightstands look fantastic with the rich wooden flooring, and the classic circular window and original fireplace make this bedroom even more unique. The designer has decided to keep things simple by opting for all-white bedsheets and accessories, purely to make the accents in the room stand out even more.
All photo credit to Houzz.
The rich color of this wood is simply divine, adding a warmth and elegance to the home of customer Phil Camden. Long and dramatic, this dining table is the perfect centerpiece for his kitchen.
For those that love to host a large, welcoming table like this is ideal! The table is further enhanced by the modern chairs that surround it. We love how great Phil’s kitchen looks, and are so glad our furniture could help create this beautiful look.