In recent years, Scandinavian inspired home design has become increasingly popular. It's not surprising, when you take a look at some of the key features involved. A sleek and tidy minimalism, clean lines and a studied approach to getting the most out of any home space. When you factor in the Danish concept of 'hygge' as well - roughly translated as coziness - you have all the ingredients for an on-trend and exciting look for the home.
An essential part of a Scandi look for the home is paying attention to multiple looks and purposes. A Danish, Swedish or Norwegian home can look traditional, rustic and modern all within the same building. The main thing to remember is the combination of effective beauty working alongside practical strengths to offer a comfortable place.
Here are a few of our favourite Scandi inspired products at Homecolours to get you in the mood for a restyling.
Natural and Distinct Materials
Unvarnished wooden and timber items set against a neutral or white background can bring out a beautiful rural look in the home. Try something like the above Oval Oak Salad Bowl from Sagaform as a centrepiece on a wooden dining table. The wood of the base and the inviting glass bowl make an attractive invitation to dine, and enjoy the peaceful ambiance.
Plants and Nature
Placing herbs and flowers in the home is a great way to provide a relaxing and healthy look to any room. The Zone Denmark Self Watering Herb Pots are just the thing for an easy way to install the life giving power of plant life into the home. The plants receive moisture via small opening at the base of the pot, which then allows the water to travel up to the roots of the plant. A lovely design that provides sleek Scandinavian style together with a state of the art botanical mechanism.
Striking Metal Work
Scandivanian style homes are also adept at making striking metallic designs work in accordance with the whole home. The Normann Copenhagen Bell Opener, Gold is a lovely example of this. The eye-catching kitchen appliance is both bottle opener and bell, and showcases the designer's mastery of craftsmanship with its hardened stainless steel production. The matte gold finish creates an alluring look, and has a dependable homely charm in keeping with the best of Scandinavia.
All in all, taking influence from Scandianvian design is a great way to install a sense of comforting confidence in your home environment. And that's always something to aim for!sss