Search Pinterest or Instagram and you’re guaranteed to find all manner of inspiration for Scandinavian interior style. It’s a trend that never really went ‘out of fashion’, but rather, continued to iterate.
Where Scandi style might’ve once suggested black, white and grey, modern Scandi style enjoys pops of bold colour. Although, the key principles remain mostly the same; clean lines, natural materials, light timber and understated design.
Here are my rules for embracing modern Scandi style at home:
Mix it up! A combination of vintage and new pieces will help a space from looking too ‘samey’. Rome wasn’t built in a day… so remember it’s okay to add slowly, find pieces you like and gradually add them overtime.
Save up for that dream piece, and never ever buy a replica.
Less is more. Scandi style understands the art of understatement. Your room can really breathe when there’s quiet moments in-between key pieces.
Pick your moment. It could be a fabulous artwork or a pop of bold colour. Usually we want to feel relaxed at home, so lean into learning restraint.
Natural materials feel better. Think about your timber floor finish. Natural finishes feel better underfoot and are healthier too. Look at WOCA Denmark or Dinesen. I love Lye and Soap finishes, as they are an absolute dream to walk on… and, yes, it does need some maintenance but that’s also part of the process of regular deep cleaning. Proper Hygge right there!
Additional credits for moodboard (from left): Ceramic vessel by Tessy King. ’After Cezanne’s L’orgie Ou Le Banquet’ artwork by Eleanor Louise Butt. Kay Bojesen Wooden Monkey from Finnish Design Shop. Yuro Cuchor ceramic jug in rust from Pepite. Kenny Yong-soo Son Tin Plated Brass Vase I from Craft Vic.