Chic and minimalist yet soft and homely is a tricky look to accomplish, but one which many of us aspire to achieve – and no one does it better than our Nordic friends.
A simple palette of black and white hues, beautifully distressed furniture and minimal clutter are the key to achieving a cool, contemporary home that’s as welcoming as it is stylish.
One of the best places to recreate this look is in the bedroom; it’s the where we go to relax and fall into a deep and blissful slumber, while of course being the first place we’re aware of when we wake up in the morning.
Cool and Contemporary Furniture
Creating a calm and uncluttered environment is crucial for ensuring a good night’s sleep, and with this look it’s easy to imagine yourself sinking into your own little oasis of calm after a long day.
Investing in good quality, design-led furniture is the key starting point for this bedroom scheme, and we love the new Whiteleaf furniture range from sustainable furniture company, Little Tree Furniture, available at Barker and Stonehouse.
The Whiteleaf King Size Bedframe and Bedside Table inject a distinctive, natural feel into the room. Made from reclaimed wood – some of which is over 150 years old – the hardwood has been lovingly given a new lease of life with a hand-distressed, whitewashed finish, and this interesting texture brings a unique character to the room.
This Six Drawer Chest also from the range is brilliant for incorporating practical storage into the look, to keep the room tidy and clutter-free.
Nordic-Inspired Finishing Touches
Stylish accessories and sumptuous soft furnishings provide the finishing touches which really help to create a cool, calming vibe. This distinctive iron Moroccan Hanging Light makes a gorgeous statement and its pendant cord is great for hanging above the bed for a soft, warm glow.
Introducing a cosy, tactile element to the bed is always a good idea, so the Vancouver Faux Fur Throw is ideal. Its warm, neutral colour sits well with this colour palette and is perfect for snuggling under after a long day.
Fresh flowers are always a welcome addition to a room, so place this Ivory Carved Vase on top of the chest or bedside table.
These Round Seagrass Storage Baskets complement the style perfectly and are great for keeping bits and pieces out of the way while still being easily accessible.
Adding rich textures and character, this Nordic-inspired look is a must for Scandi fans who are looking to add a homely twist to the trend.