A by Amara’s latest collection saw two new trends launch onto the scene. Whilst both unique, the two trends are beautifully in sync. Abode is a celebration of classic Scandi design, whilst Azure is the laidback holiday your home is looking for this season. Here we take a look at the signature Scandi home decor ideas of Abode and how to style the timeless look…
A by Amara Does Scandi
It’s no secret that we love Scandinavian design at Amara. It’s always fresh, always clean and always in style. The timelessness of the look and our love for it inspired our Buying Team to celebrate the eternal design trend when creating Abode this season. Filled with a neutral colour palette, natural materials and touchable textures, it’s the perfect new start for the New Year and your home is sure to love it too.
Make Your Sleeping Space a Sanctuary
Our homes are our own little havens to escape the stress of the world outside, with the bedroom the ultimate retreat to rest and regroup. We spend a third of our lives in bed, making the design of this space one of the most important in the home. The Abode trend with its serene colour palette and soothing textures lends itself perfectly to the creation of your very own bedroom sanctuary. Invest in fresh white bed linen, to give your room that plush hotel feel, then layer a cosy throw, scatter cushions and rugs in textures you can’t get enough of. Finished with soft reading lighting and storage to keep everything else out of site and you’ll be on your way to feeling calmer in no time.
Do Relaxed Dining
The simplicity of the Abode trend is wonderfully at home on the table. With a subtle rustic touch through natural wooden boards, with their fascinating knots and rings, the trend can be left unadorned for everyday dining and relaxed feasts. Even big events don’t have to mean fussy table settings. If that’s not your thing, keep it simple with cheese and bread boards and serve up a tasty sharing spread for your guests to tuck into.
Your bathroom, like the bedroom should be a tranquil retreat too. It needs to wake you up in the mornings and sooth you when the stress builds up. Abode is a fabulous refresh for bathroom spaces and will help you keep a cool and calm atmosphere with subtly patterned towels and streamlined bathroom accessories. Keep the space bright with the cool grey and white palette but add a splash of greenery with real or faux plants, to infuse the space with a calming natural element which is sure to relax you whenever you sink into the tub.
Warm It Up
Abode is a fabulously crisp look for the new season but when the nights draw in you will still want a few cosy elements to warm up the room. The best way to do this is candlelight. A huge part of the Scandinavian concept of hygge, which is all about taking time to enjoy the moment, is the humble candle and no self-respecting Scandi inspired trend should be without them. Abode is full of lanterns and hurricanes to create a flickering glow as soon as the sun goes down. In natural wooden textures and rope, they are beautiful decorative accessories for the rest of the day too.
Keep It Simple
Whatever you do with the Abode trend, make sure you follow the cardinal rule – keep it simple. Scandi is nothing if not simple and refined, so let the clean lines and rustic textures do the talking, don’t overwhelm any space by adding too much.