Easy ways to inject some cool Scandinavian style into your home without breaking the bank, perfect for bringing that modern, clean and crisp feeling home.
For me, Scandinavian style in home décor is effortless, clean and crisp, with playful touches softening the minimalist functionality. What I most love about it is the creative combinations of shiny metallic accents and natural materials, the sweet pastel colors with stark geometric shapes and the clever storage ideas that seem to eradicate clutter, which I hate. In an ideal world, my home would have just a few carefully chosen accessory items to complement the furniture, each item with a meaning or a story. Unfortunately, that kind of a setup is pretty far from reality, as the piles of books stacked in a corner of the living room remind me, having been there since we moved in our new place a year ago.
Anyways, I feel like the changing of the season always acts as a natural prompt to do something new with the whole home décor thing. Something fresh is required. So, scroll down for my picks for some fun Scandi candy.
Clever ways of hanging clothes and bags on the entryway wall. These cute wooden dots have been all over Pinterest lately, and they come in a range of colors. Would look good in the bathroom as well. Get some here.
Abstract art posters to frame. An art print is an easy, non-committal way of trying out a new look or a color scheme in a room, and these prints somehow manage to look modern, cool and cute in a very Scandinavian way. Get yours here.
Nature-inspired, botanic prints. Make your sofa look happier by adding some fresh pillow cases adorned with Nordic-inspired prints. Here are some great ones handmade from a Marimekko print fabric.
New ways to display and organize the stuff you want to show to people. Scandinavian style is perfect for de-cluttering your home and showcasing your most beloved belongings in a new way and this lovely little shelf orb is proof of just that. Get yours here.
Store your fresh herbs in pretty pots. This herb stand makes those ordinary basil and rosemary bushes look elegant. This stylish and functional addition to the kitchen can be found here.
A fruit bowl with some edge. The Danish company Muuto has nailed the geometric design combined with the crisp and shiny white material with the elegant and modern Crushed bowls. I have one and it always makes whatever is inside look fresh and cool. Available here.