The Scandi (or Scandinavian) interior design style has been topping the charts for a long time and shows no sign of slipping. So let’s take a look at what it actually means and how you can get the look.
What is Scandinavian Style?
Scandi design is notable for its clean lines, its focus on functionality without sacrificing style and a minimalist approach to clutter. It appeared at the same time as the mid century modern style that conquered America in the 1950s. But while MCM interiors tend to showcase darker colours, Scandinavian style favors airy spaces, allowing light to fill the room and bounce off the white surfaces. I’m sure it is no coincidence that the Nordic countries need all the light they can get to survive a long winter of extremely short days!
But the last thing you want in a cold country are clinical interiors. So how do the Scandinavian’s guard against this? By filling these light spaces with lots of cosy textures such as furs, chunky knits and natural wood to keep the space warm and welcoming when it is freezing outside.
To contrast with the white you may find accents of neutral hues or greys and black. This creates an almost monochrome palette with hints of brown earthy shades.
Did you know the Danes even have their own untranslatable word “hygge”?It perfectly describes this kind of cosiness that speaks of conviviality and wellbeing. As a result, it’s easy to see why this style is so well loved.
Get The Scandi Look
Here is a montage of products that will give your home a Scandi flavour without a huge amount of effort.
From monochrome flooring to rattan seating and soft and furry cushions to adorn the chairs this will keep you on trend for 2021.