‘Scandi’ it’s a term we’ve all heard thrown around to describe home décor over recent years, but what epitomises this look? What influences Scandi interiors? And, how can you get the look in your home using Happy Beds products?
Find the answers to all these questions, and more, below.
What is Scandi Interior Design?
Scandinavian or ‘Scandi’ style originates from the early 20th century when old and new styles from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and the Nordic countries Iceland and Finland were combined to form an overarching aesthetic.
Scandi design is minimal and functional, clean and calming, but anything but boring or bland. It uses craftsmanship and affordable luxuries to create a warm and inviting space that is neutral in colour and will never go out of fashion.
The key pillars of Scandi home interior design are:
- Minimise and declutter
- Choose quality
- Bring nature inside
- Utilise neutral shades with a few pops of colour
- Keep it light and airy
What Influences Scandinavian Home Design?
Scandi style has a number of different influences, the most prominent being this part of the world’s cold and short winter days. As you can imagine, with restricted daylight hours, there is high demand in this region for interiors to be cosy and bright – something I’m sure we can all relate to on a rainy day here in the UK.
This quest for light and warmth led to adapting everyday style, for example:
- Embracing open-plan configurations and leaving plenty of breathing space between furniture.
- Painting walls in pale colours that reflect light well.
- Avoiding heavy window treatments which could block out light during the day.
- Minimising clutter to keep eye lines open
- Choosing elevated furniture (often on small legs) which is lightweight in design to prevent blocking light.
- Selecting wooden flooring options with natural rugs to create a sense of warmth underfoot and to contrast against the bright walls
Why Have Scandi Bedrooms Become So Popular?
I don’t know about you, but I’d love a light and bright, clutter-free bedroom. There’s something so aesthetically pleasing about the idea, and it would bring a sense of calm. It’s this aspirational aspect of this décor theme which makes it so popular. It’s the idea of leaving your desk and the chaos of daily life to relax in a minimalist and clean space to decompress.
There’s something very spa-like with the natural woods, white and natural hues, and the use of plants. And, who doesn’t love that luxury feeling?
Want to Learn More About Specific Scandi Bedroom Styles?
Then take a look at our blogs that look at specific Northern European and Nordic styles:
How to Get the Look with Happy Beds
If you’re looking to recreate this vibe in your home then you’re in luck, as we have plenty of Scandi bedroom furniture for you to choose from. Here are just a few examples of how our customers have got the look:
We’re loving how @my_modest_house has styled our Cotswold Oak Wooden Bed with natural plants and a clean white colour palette to make the bed the focus of the room.
And make sure to check out this masterpiece by our regular blog contributors @_homebirds_. I adore the mix of neutral patterns teamed with the pop of colour of the back wall.
Replicate the look with our Walkworth Fabric Ottoman Storage Bed in the shade oatmeal.
Lastly, if you love exposed wood and mixed materials, we’re sure you’ll adore what @theweehouserenovation has done here. Get the look yourself by customising your furniture design with our Build Your Own Bed tool.