Even if you aren’t currently building or renovating, you have probably heard the term ‘Scandinavian Design’.
It is undoubtedly one of the most influential design styles of the modern era, and it isn’t hard to see why it is so appealing to so many people. Less clutter, clean lines, neutral schemes and natural light are the key principles of Scandi Design, and with the chaotic, extremely busy lives that we all tend to lead these days it is understandable. More and more people are wanting their homes to feel like a sanctuary, a place to escape the over stimulation of everyday life. To put in simple terms, less is more when it comes to decorating the inside of most modern homes.
Scandi Design has been present in Australia since Ikea first opened its doors, but it has definitely exploded in popularity over the last few years. As the whole Scandi style is focused on reflecting the natural surroundings of homes when styling interiors, architects and designers now make more use of local materials in their work.
Although it may seem easy enough to decorate your home in Scandi Style, it is actually harder than it looks. Remember, a Scandi inspired interior is functional but not fussy. To help you get a grasp on how to go about creating a Scandi styled home, take a look at the following tips:
Here Are Our Best Tips To Give Your Home The Scandinavian Design;
Nothing should be too bold – keep the colour palette as neutral as possible.
Walls should be predominantly white – if you want some texture then you can add wallpaper.
White or white washed floorboards are the perfect flooring choice.
Wood is always used in a Scandi styled home – Oak is the most popular timber of choice.
Do not overuse timber – choose a few key pieces and stick to them.
Timber can be incorporated through bar stools, by choosing cabinetry with oak tones or even just with a few carefully placed wooden photo frames (just keep it minimal).
Cool grey and blue textiles are perfect for achieving the right ambience.
Clean lines – when it comes to the architecture and furniture, keep the lines clean.
Keep the accessories and trinkets to a minimum.
Nature is a big design influence when styling a Scandi home.
The use of wood and stone is a great way to nail this style. To get some inspiration for your Scandinavian designed home, jump online and get researching. There are so many pictures and stories aimed at how to pull off the perfect Scandi styling. Also make sure you get to our display homes, visiting our sleek new Urban Mews townhouse designs in Perth is the perfect first step on your home building journey.
To get started on building your dream home sooner rather than later, call and chat to one of our friendly consultants. At Urban Mews we have a team of friendly and experienced staff who can guide you through from planning till you have the keys to your brand new home in your hand.