The Scandinavian Look

Monday, 17 October 2016

Hey Everyone,

Scandinavian Interiors seem to be EVERYWHERE are the moment, everywhere you turn in the interior-design-world there seems to be at least one shiny new room with a Scandinavian scheme...
I love the look, and in the future think it would make an excellent living room look - but maybe I love bold colour too much to take the plunge...! The Scandinavian look is SUPER easy to achieve, so if you love it, it won't take forever to accomplish.
Today I'll show you how to create the perfect Scandi look, all of the rules, ideas and bits-and-bobs you'll need to know...

There's something super calming and minimalist about the Scandi look. Those Sewdes are just so bloomin' organised - on an IKEA kinda scale. The current fashion for the Scandi look is to go for a soft and neutral colour palette, which is perfect for working with clients who love the latest fascination - grey. But have no fear - thankfully the Scandi look is so much MORE than just another neutral pale scheme, it's doing something like adding some iconic Scandi designer pieces that gives the look its modern edge.
If you've moved somewhere new and need a quick-fix for a pulled together look, I would 100% recommend the Scandi look. It's quiet and understated, and is the basis for lots of other looks. Over-time you can throw in colour and cushions and all of the things you want your room to eventually be, or keep it Scandi and stay organised.

For a quick-fix Scandi look, go for white and pale grey walls and use items made from natural materials here-and-there, wood, stone and wool are particularly key to getting the look. Neutral colour schemes, deepening in the accessories. The overall vibe should be clean and minimalist.
((PS - If the rooms a little dark, place mirrors around the room, make sure they have maybe a metal surrounding so they fit with the rest of the room and reflect light across the room!)) Sheepskins (go for fake ones of course) add warmth and texture to a space and will help pull the look together super quickly.

Flooring is surprisingly key - choose wooden floors topped with large wooden rugs to keep the 'natural feel'. Keep your furniture with sharp, clean lines with modern designs. Layer up textures as much as you can, different textured scatter cushions, metals and wooden surfaces - keep it clean guys! Try to aim for simple patterns with the odd geometric here and there (avoid polka-dots!) Accessories that are on display should be natural and (as always) look clean together, wherever they may be. 

Are you loving' the Scandi Look?
I hope you enjoyed this blog-post !
Have a lovely day...

Lots of love,


  1. There were some inspiring photos of beautiful Scandinavian interiors and I appreciate the tips you gave highlighting the key features. One of my favourite places I stay at in the country is decorated in this style and it is a pleasure to be in. By the way I thought you wrote very well :)

    1. Thank you soooo much! Have a fabulous day xxx

  2. Scandi interiors are so nice! I love all the cafes and lunch places that are done up in a similar manner!

    1. I adore cafes with the Scandi look! Thanks for the feedback xxx