This festive season it’s all about pared back Scandi chic with a hint of Christmas sparkle for interiors. Classic monochrome gets a holiday makeover with metallic details bringing the glamour to this quintessentially Scandi style. Think light, bright and airy atmospheres with cosy additions, taking inspiration from nature and the glitz of Christmas time.
White is the main backdrop for our Scandi Christmas style interior, but any light neutral colour can work. Contrast is important, and ideally this is black details against white but again can be any dark shade on a light neutral background, e.g. dark brown against a light warm beige. Alongside a monochrome style palette the Scandi style is characterised by the use of carefully chosen textures. Natural materials are often used, such as light woods, and hints of faux fur can also be seen punctuating the light and airy palette. Perfect for the festive season, faux fur details will bring a touch of log cabin chic to any setting – roaring fire not necessary!
Rustic details can also be added in the way of woodland inspired animal motifs, from stags to owls, these can add a touch of personality to the room. In keeping with the natural underlying them of quintessential Scandi style add small hints of green, this can be in the way of miniature plants or simple botanical garlands. This will break up the monochrome styling without overpowering, and will also sit well with added metallic details.
The key to keeping it cool & chic this Christmas with a Scandi style influence is to add traditional decorations, but to keep them simple and not to overdo it. Replace tinsel with fir tree garlands or ivy, and use metallic decorative accessories around the room to create subtle festive sparkle. The all-important tree should be in keeping with the rest of style, so stick to a simple colour palette of white & silver ideally, and keep Christmas lights to the non-coloured style. The tree should be an accent to your living space rather than the focal point.
Candles and candlesticks are the perfect accent at this time of year and can help bring added warmth to your Scandi style space. Again look for metallic details for that Christmas sparkle, and bring this flare to your dining table too. Gold and silver can work together, and can be in keeping with a pared back style as long as patterns and colours are kept otherwise simple.
Pattern can be incorporated in the Scandi Christmas style but hold back on many metallic details if you want to add a statement pattern to ensure an elegant look prevails. Geometric patterns in monochrome will bring an added depth to the space, and these can be mixed and layered if the palette is kept subtle. Metallic details in the way of cushions and throws can be added as alternative to bold patterns, look for textural details such as faux animal skin to add a hint of pattern too.
Glossy details and glass accents will bring the whole look together. Look for glass candle holders and vases with festive detailing to add the finishing touches to your space. Lastly, complete the Scandi style interior trend with scented candles or fragrance diffuser to give the atmosphere a final Christmas feel.