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5 tips for decorating a Scandinavian style home! | Gold Coast Interior Design

Do you find yourself drawn to minimal, simplistic and monochromatic spaces? If so, the Scandinavian design style might be the perfect pick for you!

Also known as Nordic design, we love the understated elegance of a Scandi inspired home. Scandinavian style interior design is all about keeping things light and functional, whilst still being contemporary and beautiful.

If you’re a fan of Scandinavian style design, you’ll be pleased to know that this look is easily achievable in your own home. From colour palettes to furniture choices, there are a few key characteristics to implement if you want to recreate this look.

Read on for our top 5 tips on decorating a Scandinavian style home for yourself, along with some visual inspiration to get you started!

How to decorate a Scandinavian style home | Gold Coast Interior Designer

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  1. Monochromatic colour palette

The most defining characteristic of a Scandinavian style home is the muted and monochromatic colour palette. You want to stick to crisp whites, muted greys and black when designing and furnishing a Scandi style home. Pastel tones can also tie into a Scandinavian style home when used sparingly, such as sage, dove blues and blush pinks.

It’s important to balance these colours out to avoid overwhelming the space. Scandinavian style homes are known for being light and airy, so use white as the base of your design and then add touches of greys and black through your decor and furnishings. For example, black dining chairs in an all-white dining room can really make an impact.

How to decorate a Scandinavian style home | Gold Coast Interior Designer

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How to decorate a Scandinavian style home | Gold Coast Interior Designer

Shop the look: Hendrix Dining Table + Lars Dining Chair
  1. Keep it simple

Scandi style homes are renowned for their minimal and functional design, so there is definitely no room for clutter!

Keep your furniture and decor choices simple and refined in order to truly capture the essence of Scandinavian design. Clean lines work best when it comes to your furniture pieces, so opt for light, modern pieces that aren’t too bulky.

When it comes to decor and accessories, keep these to a minimum and only showcase the pieces that you really love - it’s all about paring things back in Scandi design.

How to decorate a Scandinavian style home | Gold Coast Interior Designer

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  1. Earthy accents

No Scandinavian style home is complete without timber elements! Without incorporating some timber and earthy tones, a Scandinavian style home might seem a little too sterile due to the restrictive colour palette.

Wooden furniture and decor pieces all work perfectly to add warmth into the space. Think about including a beautiful timber dining table, timber shelves, even timber side tables or wall clocks can all help to complete your Scandinavian home. Don’t forget to include some greenery too - a simple potted plant or fresh foliage can really help to breathe some life into the space.

How to decorate a Scandinavian style home | Gold Coast Interior Designer

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How to decorate a Scandinavian style home | Gold Coast Interior Designer

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  1. Layered textiles

Keeping in mind that this design style was founded by the Nordic countries, it makes sense that layered textiles are a key characteristic of Scandinavian style design!

Knitted throw rugs and cushions are a common inclusion throughout many Scandi homes. Layer these textures throughout your living spaces and bedrooms to soften the look.

How to decorate a Scandinavian style home | Gold Coast Interior Designer

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  1. Black and white artwork

Artwork is the finishing touch to any home, and this is no exception when it comes to Scandinavian design.

Opt for minimal artwork in black and white to really complete your Scandinavian home. Geometric patterns, black and white photography and simple abstract prints all work perfectly for Scandi design.

How to decorate a Scandinavian style home | Gold Coast Interior Designer

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How to decorate a Scandinavian style home | Gold Coast Interior Designer

Scandinavian style artwork

Shop the look: Simple Feather Artwork

If you love the Scandinavian style as much as we do, just keep the above tips in mind to easily recreate this look for yourself. We have a range of homewares, furniture and decor to help you get started - you can view the full collection online or in-store at our Tweed Heads showroom. 

For some extra help bringing this look to life, our interior designers offer both styling consultations along with full-design services for clients from Brisbane and the Gold Coast down to Byron Bay. Get in touch with our design team for more information!


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