Who doesn’t love a good Scandi interior? The Scandinavian aesthetic has been trending for quite some time and is definitely here to stay. Known for its simplicity and functionality, the Scandinavian style is heavily focused on clean lines, great craftsmanship and subtle sophistication.
Here’s how you can combine simplicity, utility and beauty to create the perfect abode.
One of the keys to achieving the perfect Nordic interior is to stick to a neutral palette. Keep things simple and clean with big white walls and play around with little hints of cool greys and blues to create a calm and peaceful sanctuary. Harsh, dark colours like navy and black can be incorporated as accents but should never be the main focus.
Natural materials like wood will add warmth and cosiness to the light and neutral interior. If you notice, Scandinavian interiors rarely use wall-to-wall carpets. Often enough, light, wooden flooring is the choice in all rooms (except the bathrooms, of course).
Cotton, wool, leather and linen are all exceptionally chic options for furniture and accessories to give a soft touch to your home and to balance out the clean lines. Without the addition of natural materials, your space might end up looking cold and sterile.
Negative space is crucial to keep the aesthetic from getting chaotic. Keep your space as open and uncluttered as possible. In Scandinavian interior design, every piece of furniture has to be practical and comfortable with clean lines. Just remember, less is more.
That’s not to say you can’t add a little graphic element here and there. Subway tiles are a chic and practical option for your kitchen or bathroom. You can also play around with geometric artwork or accessories like floor rugs in a monochromatic palette to give your space a little character.
If you haven’t gathered already, the aesthetic you’re after shouldn’t look like you’ve tried too hard. Style your home casually with minimal accessories. For example, instead of hanging all your artwork, leave some on the floor, leaned against a wall.
Steer clear of messy and loud prints. Go for clean and graphic patterns on pillows or throws and forget about frilly fabrics and elaborate rugs. Because of the lack of colour, playing with textures is such an important factor when it comes to curating a Scandinavian styled home.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a Scandinavian interior without any green. And by green, we mean live plants. Live plants are one of the most important accessories in any home as they infuse life into spaces and soften architectural elements.
Going back to one of the points above, natural materials provide textures that are almost impossible to recreate.
Now that you know the tricks to creating the perfect Scandinavian interior, here’s a beautiful and functional addition to your space. The House of Marley Get Together Bluetooth speaker will blend in flawlessly with any Nordic-styled abode, unlike most other speakers (that usually come in black, silver and white) which look too cold and sleek.
One of our favourite features of the Get Together portable speaker is that it’s made from a mixture of eco-friendly and recycled materials. The wooden panels are made from sustainably sourced natural bamboo and the fabric wrap (called REWIND, which is patented by The House of Marley) is fashioned from a mix of cotton, hemp and recycled plastic bottles.
The speaker not only looks luxurious, but it also sounds amazing. No matter who you’ve got on your favourite playlist, whether it’s John Mayer or Jay Z, the Get Together delivers stunning audio precision that can fill even a large living room with surprising clarity.
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The two winners will be announced on the 26th of September, 2016.
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