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4 Astonishing Scandi Bathrooms

4 Astonishing Scandi Bathrooms

Natural woods, open spaces, geometric shapes, these are all parts of modern Scandi design that can make a bathroom really stand out from the ordinary. The following are examples of bathrooms that really showcase different aspects of Scandinavian design.

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Spa-Like Scandi Bathrooms

The wood and glasswork in this bathroom really make it feel like you are in a spa. While thinking about toilets is not the most inspiring design, it is necessary for private bathrooms because space demands that all your privy activities are done in the same room. This bathroom took the toilet into consideration in creating a glass enclosure that still feels a part of the room, is affordable to install, and keeps unwanted smells from the bath and shower.

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Make Use of Tight Spaces

Technically a shower, this bathroom really showcases hot to get the best use out of tight spaces. Although intimate in space, it feels like a place to really wind down after a long day’s work or gain inspiration in the morning under the oversize shower head.

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Scandi and Mid-Century Fusion Bathrooms

Traditional black and white square tile makes this bathroom feel like a cross between Scandi and mid-century modern design. The hot water piping to the towel rack is an ingenious way to ensure you have a warm towel ready after stepping out of the bath or shower.

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Extreme Minimalist Scandi Bathroom

This bathroom is at once inspiring and a little overwhelming. The minimal colour-scheme on the walls contrasts nicely with the bold fittings in both black and copper. The wood shelf under the sink and the wood stool by the bath add a nice texture and the large bath is a place you could easily lose yourself in.

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Minimalism in the Home: 5 Pictures from Around the House

Minimalism in the Home: 5 Pictures from Around the House

Minimalism is not so much design as it is principle, or philosophy. Have what you use and need, and free yourself and your home from extraneous pieces. The space can be energizing and uplifting. Here are five rooms where minimalism is embraced and practiced.

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The Modern Chromatic Room

This sleek, modern room is done in a monochromatic palette. The table and desk almost seem to be floating, thanks to their open, airy design, and the couch is made to match. Superfluous furniture and decor are absent; the unusual sconce doubles as art in the space, and a single book and retro phone provide the rest.

 

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Welcoming Bedroom

Minimalism doesn’t mean stark or empty. This welcoming bedroom is everything you need, and nothing you don’t. The bed isn’t buried in pillows but still looks like luxury. White furniture with clean lines and a stylish lamp don’t compete with the cool colors of the painting. Comfort, but not clutter, and plenty of space to enjoy some refreshments.

 

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Living Room as a Work of Art

This living room is almost a work of art in and of itself. Furniture in monochrome with plenty of natural color in the floor and greenery, it boasts plenty of space between pieces and a pleasing symmetry.

 

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Space in the Kitchen

Minimalism in this kitchen looks like plenty of space between work zones and flush-mounted ovens and cooktop. Fixtures at the sink are clean and sleek, and unnecessary knobs and handles are absent from the cabinetry. Food and flowers brighten the space.

 

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Minimalist Bathroom

Clear glass on the shower and a wall-mounted vanity keep an open, airy feel in this bathroom. Fixtures, both chrome and porcelain, are simple and unadorned, with some natural greenery for a splash of color.

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5 Innovative Uses of Stools

5 Innovative Uses of Stools

Bar and counter stools can be a stylish and functional way to add seating to a kitchen island or peninsula, but they can have a role elsewhere in the home as well. Be inspired by these five creative uses of stools.
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Using a Stool as a Plantstand

A stool is the perfect unit to tuck in front of a window as a plant stand. Display your favorite greenery without the need of a large shelf or dedicated piece of furniture. Use air-purifying potted plants or some savory culinary herbs for convenient use in the kitchen.

Side Table Stool

If the stool isn’t too tall, it makes a great side table for an inviting nook just about anywhere. Pair with a modest lounge chair, a good book, and a cup of tea or pour-over coffee for a relaxing, rejuvenating retreat in any corner of your home.

Drop Zone

Having a dedicated spot to place your keys or purse upon coming home is an essential element to organization. Use a small tray or dish to catch keys and pocket change and they’ll be handy when you’re ready to walk out the door again. Some hooks on the wall and a little rug for your wellies and you’ve an improvised mud room!

Foot Stool

A basic stool cut down to size (a fun repurposing project) can make an adorable foot stool. Paint, or upholster with some fabric to match your decor and you can have a demure footrest in any room.

Sideboard

You’ll need two stools for this, and a board (or boards) of any length. A fantastic option when you temporarily need extra space for serving, it can also be a permanent fixture as a creative hall or sofa table. Span the space between two stools with the boards and use it as a coffee bar, to display art, or even as a work space.

If you seek to follow principles of minimalism, many of these options can also provide additional seating for larger gatherings, so that you can keep your everyday living room seating to the basics. Win-win!

How to Integrate Natural Lighting Into Your Inspired Living

How to Integrate Natural Lighting Into Your Inspired Living

To highlight the beauty of a space, or even to boost your health and mood, there’s really nothing like natural lighting. See how splendidly these five homes use nature’s generous bounty.

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Awe-Inspiring Openness

These sleek floor-to-ceiling windows give an awe-inspiring openness to this small office. From sunrise to sunset you’ll benefit from the green energy of natural lighting and the quiet rhythms of the outdoors. Forget endlessly slogging through your tasks under fluorescent lights; inspire your work with the vibrancy of nature.

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Abundant Natural Light

This kitchen enjoys an unmatched view of sea and sky, and is bathed in abundant natural light. Windows that reach from ceiling to worktop provide a nearly uninterrupted view as well as plenty of light in which to cook and meal prep. The disinfecting quality of sunlight will certainly be welcome in this space, and your spirits will be buoyed while you work.

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Outside Lighting

Forget bringing the outdoors in, take the indoors out! This stunning courtyard offers privacy from neighbors, plenty of greenery, a comfortable space for relaxing or entertaining, and obviously has natural light in profusion. Carefully consider the location of your outdoor room and choose a spot with indirect lighting, at least for the time of day you plan to use it, and find rest and rejuvenation right outside your door.

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Diffuse the Natural Lighting

If your patio area doesn’t offer much shade or is a rooftop location, a pergola or other light-diffusing structure can provide both privacy and protection from the direct rays of the sun. Enjoy an extended or second living room with some comfortable furniture, and keep the grill nearby for easy entertaining. Planters with flowers or even a tomato plant can take advantage of the natural light while greening up the space – even if it is not at ground level.

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The Best of Both Worlds

This semi-tropical living space enjoys the very best of both worlds. Open to the outdoors, this room has retractable blinds that can be employed when the weather calls for added protection. In mild weather, trees and greenery diffuse sunlight for a calm, verdant alcove.

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Scandi Farmhouse, Utility Meets Beauty

Scandi Farmhouse, Utility Meets Beauty

In a Scandi farmhouse, you don’t have to sacrifice style in order to have a productive, useful space. These four examples showcase some truly functional, beautiful rooms.

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Open Kitchen and Dining Area

This open kitchen-living area exudes a comfortable, practical beauty. You can enjoy rustic charm with a sturdy farmhouse dining table and painted ceiling beams and boards, but add some modern dining chairs and a stylish sofa to keep this nordic farmhouse feeling airy and modern, if eclectic. Beautiful dinnerware is useful as well as decorative in this welcoming, functional room.

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Working Kitchen

Natural materials and natural lighting set the tone for this working kitchen. Wood floors and worktops make the space warm while clean white cabinets and fixtures give a bright airiness to the room. Natural fibers in the rug and baskets fit well with the nordic farmhouse look, and useful dishes and cookware are displayed in open shelves. The large central island works with the oversized modern pendant lights and offers a convenient way to display and store coffee cups, handy for your morning pour over coffee, perhaps?

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Scandi Farmhouse Entryway

This small space doesn’t forfeit either utility or Scandi style. Natural brick and wood bring an earthy feel to the otherwise crisp, white mudroom where a handy bench and painted chairs offer a convenient spot to put on (or remove) outerwear. Arched windows and doors provide natural light and some movement in the square, boxy room. Guests can hang coats and a unique cupboard offers out-of-the-way storage.

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Dining Room Welcome

A warm welcome on a cool, crisp day, this room is just waiting for friends and family to gather. A Scandi style table and linens are eminently functional and the tablescape is beautiful to behold. Stylish dinnerware and an abundance of candles and greenery provide a festive air. An arrangement of pillows and rugs are a comfortable contrast to the stark, rustic floor and the stove doubles as a sideboard where coffee waits to be shared.

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Modern Bedrooms to Inspire

Modern Bedrooms to Inspire

As the room primarily devoted to rest and relaxation, the bedroom might benefit the most from a clean, modern design. Be inspired by four unique modern bedrooms that inspire below.

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A Modern Bedroom in the Natural Elements

Natural elements are clearly at home in this modern bedroom. A wood floor and stone fireplace give a grounding effect to the room, but aren’t alone. Air, water, and fire all have their role and provide calming energy to the space. Neutral fabrics and fibers continue the theme of quiet harmony with the world and invite serenity. Relax and rejuvenate while you reestablish your connection with the natural world.

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Linear Balance

This modern bedroom is all about lines. From the contrasting definition of parallel floor planks to the integrated lighting, straight, clean lines establish style in this space. Symmetry also plays a part, with long lines framing the primary feature of the room, the bed. Smooth, polished materials in walls, tables, and chair leave room for the soft, tousled contrast of the linens. Retreat from noise and busyness in a place where you can enjoy balance.

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Monochrome and Muted Neutrals

Monochrome and muted neutrals provide the palette for this lavish room. Black, domed lamps and side tables add a masculine feel and the ample natural light and white bed keep it from feeling heavy. Add a modest work zone if you have the space, or a unique accent chair. A large area rug brings cohesion to the various elements of this room.

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Mid-Century Modern Room

This modern bedroom enjoys a mid-century vibe with its platform bed and wood toned wardrobe. Hanging bedside lamps are a nice addition for purposes of both style and utility. The lighter wood floor adds a Scandi feel, as does the plush area rug. Don’t feel like you can’t break a few rules; add a touch of interest with creative wall art placement.

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