Autumn/Winter truly is the time to get our 'hygge' on and embrace the Scandi style even more than ever. When we think the colder months, we think of dark nights, flickering candles, toasty warm fires, fluffy blankets. slipper boots, hot chocolate, it's everything associated with cosy. Creating a true Scandi style is all about escaping the real world for a calm happy space that's truly relaxing in our homes. After all, there is no place like home and if yours isn't lighting your fire, you may want to embrace the Nordic vibe and try out a few of these tips;
Clutter doesn't just bother us looks wise, but it also adds extra busyness to our minds that we just don't need when we're trying to relax. Having a family home should feel just that, but it doesn't mean we need to be swimming in clutter day and night either. Finding toy storage, getting the washing out of view and creating the perfect spot free of the daily tasks is just what we need. Every good home post starts with a good decluttering session, never more so than the sleek Scandi style that we all know and love.
When it comes to white walls, gone are the days of thinking of it as a cold colour. White walls are more of a blank canvas, areas free of distraction that make spaces feel bigger, cleaner and more relaxing. Colour can come from fabrics, furnishings, accessories or fittings to add the extra warmth, but a simple white wall can work wonders as a starting point for any room.
The right lighting
The right lighting can change the whole atmosphere of a room. For a relaxing space we think of those twinkling candles, but you don't have to rely on candles if they're not your thing or safety is an issue. There are many great faux candles out there, as well as soft lighting, vintage style bulbs and even an open fire to get the relaxing glow you need.
Add some texture and fabrics
Having a mixture of textures works so well in Scandi design spaces. From faux fur, chunky knit and even harder textures like metal or soft wood, when you put it all together it creates the look and feel we want and doesn't need to be expensive. The faux furs and knit make a big difference to the look and feel of a room on colder days and anything that's enjoyable to snuggle into simply adds to the atmosphere of the room, helping us relax and feel at home.
Lay a rug
Rugs make a big difference in rooms, from adding warmth, separating areas and even making spaces appear bigger, they really can work wonders. If you have children or pets you may want to opt for something flatter and easier to clean, which will still have the desired effect, with the other textures being added with things like cushions and accessories to make the room really pop.
With the idea of cosiness comes warmth and love. Feeling warm in our homes in colder months is essential and there are plenty of ways to achieve it. From obvious ways such as radiators and open fires, to candle light, electric fires, extra blankets and soft touches.
Add life with plants
To break up the room, add a little life and bring the outside in, in true Scandi style. No room would be complete without some greenery around to add that splash of contrasting colour and interest. If you're not green fingered, you can get some beautiful faux varieties now, but even just plant themed art work on a wall can make a big difference.