There’s something about Scandinavia that makes everything connected to it magical. From Scandinavian music, concepts such as Hygge and Scandi-noir novels, movies and television series, the world has taken the region to its heart. Swedish, Norwegian and Danish influences are also transforming our homes and making them more stylish than ever before, so if you want to decorate the Scandi way, take a look at our top tips and trends for 2018.
Beautiful White Furniture for Your Home and Office
If you’ve ever visited a Scandinavian country or watched one of the high-quality thrillers set there, you’ll know two things: that it often snows, and that it looks incredibly beautiful. The stunning white landscape of the region is also reflected in the latest Scandinavian furniture, and the effect on your home can be just as stunning. Made predominantly from white oak, the range encompasses sideboards, office desks, display cabinets and TV stands, all of which share sharp, clear lines that make the most of the contrast between their white wood and brown detailing. As you’d expect from Scandinavian furniture, it’s extremely well made, tough and durable, but it’s also instantly eye catching.
Bring a Little Hygge to Your Internal Design
Hygge is the Danish concept that has taken the world by storm. Put simply, it means something that is comforting and cozy and that brings happiness or a feeling of calm, and exponents of the philosophy apply it to every aspect of their lives. When applied to interior decorating and furnishings it means putting comfort at the heart of everything, so plush cushions and warming throws encapsulate hygge within the home. Hygge practitioners believe that introducing it into home decorations in this way can make the house a more pleasant place in which to live and help reduce the stresses of modern life.
Embrace Minimalism and Wide-Open Spaces
Scandinavia has some of the most exciting, cultural and vibrant cities in the world like Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen, but it also has many wide-open spaces that are sparsely populated. Norway, for example, has over 15,500 miles of coastline and stretches way up into the Arctic Circle, and yet it’s population is only around five million. This sparsity is also what can make the country so breathtaking, and it’s reflected in the minimalist style associated with Scandinavian interior decorating. Minimalism is very much on trend, so to embrace it you’ll need to clean away the clutter and have white or steel gray as the dominating colors. Another positive aspect of bringing Scandinavian minimalism to your rooms is that they can then appear much bigger and welcoming.
Furniture from the Scandinavian countries is renowned across the world for its style and practicality, combining the comfort of hygge with the clean lines and white landscapes of minimalism. Taking the Scandi way to home décor doesn’t have to be expensive, and the results are sure to impress those who live within the property as well as your house guests. With a wide range of affordable Scandinavian furniture now available to buy online, it seems sure to be the dominating trend of 2018.