Scandinavian style has always had a great bearing on furniture design. The clean, simple shapes, natural woods and stripped-back finishes favoured by the Scandinavian culture continue to influence the way furniture is manufactured around the world.
If you like your home to be uncluttered but warm and comfortable then this could be the perfect interiors trend for you to try.
Begin with a base of natural blonde and pale woods such as ash, pine and oak – wooden floors are a must when doing Scandi and we like the Parador Eco Balance Block Design (Oak) from Barker and Stonehouse.
Functionality is key when it comes to Scandinavian style, and the Oslo SM101 multi-functional table is a triumph of design.
Created by Danish design master Skovby, the Oslo is equipped with two lift-up leaves and a reversible table top which is covered in stainless steel on one side – making it tolerant to hot objects. Extra storage place is available beneath the top, while the large drawer of the dining table has two wire shelves that provide excellent storage place. Finally, the table has wheels that make it easy to move around.
But Scandi elements can be found in furniture designs from around the globe.
Despite its British manufacturing, the ercol Bosco bedroom range is perfectly in keeping with this look. Made from solid oak with veneers and a clear matt finish, the Bosco’s distinctive look is created by its slatted headboard, exposed finger joints and smooth curved edges. Create your own suite with a bedframe and wardrobe, and then choose from a selection of chests and bedside cabinets to complete the look.
Dress the bed in a pure white bedspread and add the cream stitched quilt from Barker and Stonehouse for extra warmth and comfort.
Alternatively, the Charlbury upholstered chairs and fixed top dining table combine elements of both retro and Scandi style, to create a contemporary dining range which looks fantastic in a variety of different settings. Choose a selection of the Charlbury chairs in rich vibrant shades such as teal and red for a warm and colourful take on the trend.
Minimal accessories should include simple vases and lanterns such as the glass and ash wood Lotta lantern, while lighting should be discreet and neutral.
The Logs rectangle lamp is made from cut up cylinder logs that are stacked together to form a rectangle base. Completed by a cream cotton rectangle drum shade, it maximises the light in any room.
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