LESS IS MORE

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Whether you’re a diehard dec­o­rat­ing ad­dict who wants to test out the year’s hottest fads, or sim­ply a stylish home­owner look­ing for a change, Scan­di­na­vian dé­cor is the way to go. Here are a few key aes­thet­ics that make in­te­ri­ors quintessen­tially Scan­di­na­vian.

Neu­tral tones: One of the hall­marks of Scan­di­na­vian de­sign is ver­sa­tile, neu­tral tones. We are par­tic­u­larly cov­et­ing this In­sta­gram look, which in­cor­po­rates beige and soft teal shades. Try turn­ing to a grey or off-white sofa which is ac­ces­sorized with dove grey and aqua or turquoise cush­ions. The look of light grey walls, a white floor lamp and a slen­der cof­fee ta­ble help to com­plete the over­all dec­o­rat­ing scheme.

For any­one won­der­ing how to em­brace 2018’s dé­cor trends, you may want to in­cor­po­rate Scan­di­na­vian de­sign into your hum­ble home. We have cu­rated a few ways to em­brace this min­i­mal­ist and time­less in­te­rior de­sign trend in the sea­sons ahead

Less is More: “Lagom” in Swedish means find­ing just the right amount, which is a beau­ti­fully Scan­di­na­vian ap­proach to life and de­sign. In a world where con­sumerism is the name of the game, Scan­di­na­vian dé­cor is such a re­fresh­ing out­look.

A good trick to keep your space clean and un­clut­tered is to take one thing out. One less book on the shelf, one less chair, one less plant will ul­ti­mately leave your space feel­ing fresh and clean. This trend will make its way from our daily sched­ules to our homes, where “con­scious buy­ing and slow de­sign” will take cen­ter stage.

Be One with Na­ture: A lot of nat­u­ral el­e­ments find their way into your home when Scan­di­na­vian de­sign is con­cerned so be pre­pared to in­cor­po­rate lots of wood, li­nen, plant life and nat­u­ral light. This al­lows your space to have an out­door feel and bring some warmth into your home.

Try com­plet­ing your din­ing room with wooden din­ing chairs, con­trasted against a grey mar­ble top din­ing ta­ble. The look of com­ple­men­tary black and grey fur­ni­ture helps to pull the over­all de­sign to­gether, par­tic­u­larly with the ad­di­tion of cozy throw blan­kets and a dark, chic sofa.

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