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Scandinavian Interior Design in Your Home

Our love for all things Scandinavian doesn't seem to be going anywhere. We’re self proclaimed advocates of Scandi design and this more than ever includes our choices when it comes to interiors. Your home is more than just the roof over your head, a place for relaxing as well as hosting, we're here to help you feel as house proud as possible with some Scandinavian interior design inspo.

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#1 Storage as Decor

Using your space to its fullest potential is a fundamental part of Scandinavian interior design. You only need to look at the likes of IKEA showrooms and the use of the small space to understand how well the Danish utilise their square metres.  Never cluttered or too busy, using storage as decor allows the mirage of a minimalist aesthetic even if you are displaying your beloved collection of magazines, pottery or glassware. Copenhagen based Normann Copenhagen and Ferm Living illustrate this perfectly with their selection of side tables that double as planters and trolleys.

#2 Hygge

Simply put, hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is the skill of using interior design to create a cosy, warm and welcoming environment. Somewhere that you can feel 100% comfortable to kick back and relax in. This is done through the use of rugs, textiles, colour palettes and soft furnishings.  Easily create some serious hygge with our selection of homeware from Ferm Living, Hay and Normann Copenhagen.

#3 Nature

Bringing a little slice of nature indoors, Scandinavian interior design is one of the biggest advocates for introducing a little greenery into your home. From macrame which your small potted plants can hang to large plants strategically placed next to your coffee table, embrace the leafy goodness and bring the outside in. Choose from a variety if Ferm Living plant boxes and pots for a contemporary way to showcase your green fingered skills.

#4 Textures

Another stand out trend within Scandinavian style is the use of textures in furnishings.  Soft tones and a blend of textures are used to create sleek and inviting environments. The integration of different woods, velvet and wicker for example can help to dictate how you and your guests feel in the room. Regularly seen throughout scandi interiors, textures in home furnishings are sometimes the je ne sais quoi missing or simply the finishing touches needed to complete your decor. Take a look at some of our favourites from Broste Copenhagen, Hay and Normann Copenhagen.

#5 Lighting 

Industrial inspired and abstract looking light fittings are another regular feature in Scandinavian interior design. Daylight hours in Scandinavia can often be confusing, with the sun rarely setting in the north of Sweden throughout June and darkness almost every hour during January. With this in mind, the population has cleverly adapted for all occasions, creating pools of light with lamp shades, and mood lighting using candles. Find our selection of light fittings from Denmark born MENU who specialise in purpose built homeware with timeless and contemporary design.


Emma Bowkett
Emma Bowkett Writer and expert

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