Embracing simplicity and creating a sense of calm, it’s no surprise that Scandi interiors are forever on-trend. Combining a neutral colour palette with natural materials and touchable textures, inject a little hygge into your home with Retreat…
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 place 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. With its serene colour palette and soothing textures this look 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 Scandi 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 soothe you when the stress builds up. Keep the space bright with a 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
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 Scandi inspired home should be without them. Place a selection on a side table to create a flickering glow as soon as the sun goes down.
Keep It Simple
Whatever you do with this look, 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. A simple wooden umbrella stand in the hallway or a sleek floor lamp in the corner of the living room, don’t overwhelm any space by adding too much.