Scandinavian style is the pristine design everyone wishes to relax in their homes. It represents cosy and an illuminated way of living where all the clutter is stripped away. The principles and basics are one thing, whereas the decorative elements are the cherry on the top that makes that finishing touch genuinely irresistible. Here is a classic selection of Scandinavian style decorative elements looks like.
Simple, unique and subtle; the vases are simply a must in every Scandi-styled room. They add a particular texture and increase the visual appeal making the space instantaneously better and more enjoyable. Choose ceramic or glass vases with sleek lines that add to the whole concept of the room and see how they perfectly blend in the environment.
Scandinavian style represents life as well. To shatter all the whiteness use lots of greenery in pots, or vases and place them in each of the rooms in a suitable place. Don’t use fresh flowers in different colours, because: 1) they will soon die (dry out) and that is contrary to the Scandinavian principles, and 2) the pops of colour will stand out in the room stealing the focus. And would you like a couple of fresh flowers who are to die soon grab the attention of the visitors?
Instead, choose home plants. You can go for succulents which are very easy to grow as they require minimum maintenance, bamboo palms or snake plants. You can put them in the corners of the rooms, near the windows or on tables. Not only they will bring life but also they will destress the environment as well.
3. Lighting solutions
The more light, the better – is one of the principles of Scandinavian design. For that purpose, include as many lighting solutions so you can keep the illumination as high as possible. Use table lamps, wall scones, ceiling fixtures, accent lights, etc. to achieve this effect. Also, try letting in as much natural lighting as you can and place mirrors near/opposite windows to have them reflect the natural light in the room.
4. Cushions All Over the Place
On the sofas, in the armchair, on the floor, on the bed – everywhere! Place cushions with a design that complements the whole feel of the room and see how its comfort appeal raises above the bar. This kind of look is inspired by the long and cold winters in the Scandinavian region where warm textiles are necessary to feel comfortable during the harshest winter nights that don’t seem to end. Use wool, sheepskins, mohair and other warm textiles to achieve this.
5. Simple Art
No elaborate paintings or focus on stealing abstract art on the walls. Keep it to a minimum. Use a simple monochromatic frame with a family photo in it or an inspirational quote will do just fine. Avoid painting with landscapes or with inanimate nature objects as they will create a full feeling in the room.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Finally, make sure that everything is in place if you want to enjoy the ultimate comfort in your Scandinavian style home. Especially if it is staging a home for sale, ensure that the potential buyers will be able to see every detail of the room because everything together makes a significant impact on the decision of the buyer. In other cases, when guests come to your home, for example, you will have the opportunity to boast with achieved perfectionism.