Scandinavian interiors are all about sleek lines, pared-back colours and understated elegance. Recreate this laid-back look in your own home.
Decorate in Scandinavian style

Decorate your home in Scandinavian style

Recreate the pared-back elegance of Nordic interiors.

Choose clean, crisp colours

Contemporary Nordic style combines modern, light-coloured wood furniture with a neutral colour palette to create a feeling of space and serenity. Think clean, crisp hues: light shades of greens and blues, off-white and natural light wood tones like ash, beech and white pine.

The shades of teal used in this open-plan are not only calm and sophisticated, they also reflect the tranquility of the Scandinavian landscape.

Create contrast with tonal colours

For an easy colour scheme, choose two colours that are a couple of shades apart, such as a mid-strength teal for the walls and a darker shade for the trim. These colours can then be echoed throughout the space through accessories to give the room a cohesive feel.

Accessorise with natural textures

Wood in all its forms is a key part of Scandinavian style. Finish this look with modern Scandinavian furniture in light-coloured wood like birch featuring clean, minimalist lines.

To create warmth and enhance the peaceful atmosphere, add a few textured accessories, such as a sculptural pendant light and earthy ceramics.