Scandinavian interiors inspire me everyday, the minimalistic design and styling make me dream of a simpler life. I’ve edited my home with this style and it’s made such a positive impact, I feel much happier and calmer within my surroundings. The key to creating a successful Scandinavian look is to go bold in the simplest of ways, sounds confusing but minimal design can be bold, screams the term ‘Less is more’!
It takes a lot of confidence to pare back the design and not over style a room. Over styling can look cluttered and messy yet under styling can make a space feel bare and boring. Hands up! I slip up too, it’s so tempting to display everything that we love but it has a danger of losing style.
When Habitat asked me to create a mood with their products, I immediately wanted to share my take on a simple, modern Scandi look.
Below I’ve broken down why I have chosen each product, whilst obsessing over them and giving you a little insight into my design style.
S H O P T H E L O O K
The KURA folded paper light shade has perfect clean lines, geometric shapes and an essence of craftsmanship, a quality that is often found in Scandinavian design. Choosing this shade will create a great impact in any room. The Bobby floor lamp is awesome!! It has a personality of its own, this creates a statement because of it’s sheer awkward proportions, it reminds me of a lanky teenager, ha.
I’m not one for cutesy furniture, I like a balance of bold geometric forms with the addition of soft complimenting elements, such as colour and texture. This Hyde sofa has a beautiful simple form softened by it’s grey upholstery, given further elegance with wooden legs.
Textiles and accessories are key when dressing a room. There’s no reason that they have to be boring or clutter a space. The Accordian throw maybe a little plain but the pleated texture is perfect against the sofa.
As I mentioned earlier, craftsmanship is celebrated in Scandinavian design so the knitted floor cushions are perfect to represent this element. What I love about these is that although they’re knitted cushions, which sounds all very quaint, they’re contrastingly made with a very strong and hard rope. The colours are stunning too!
Not forgetting the addition of the Deacon faceted mug, it’s awesome, a matt stoneware faceted mug, I love it!
I’m very happy with this Scandinavian inspired selection. It reflects my vision and dreams for a modern, minimal and cosy life.
*this blog post was written in partnership with Habitat. All of the writing and views are my own, photography from Habitat’s website and mood board created by myself*