With the leaves turning golden and the nights getting longer, we can’t help but crave snuggly blankets and warming mugs of hot chocolate. With this in mind, it’s the perfect time of year to give your home a Scandi transformation.
Scandi décor focuses on creating a peaceful and serene space for relaxing in. Aiming to spread warmth and calm, it can easily be achieved with a few home décor tips and tricks, including accessorising with cushions and making the most of soft, welcoming lighting.
To discover how to give your home a Scandi refresh, follow our guide below. Just remember to throw on a chunky knit jumper to truly get into the spirit of the Scandinavian trend!
Scandi home décor is characterised by neutral colour schemes as well as plenty of soft furnishings to encourage a comfortable environment. While it’s an all-season round philosophy, Scandi décor is ideal when the temperature starts to drop thanks to its warming properties.
One simple yet effective way to incorporate the trend into your living room is to accessorise with cushions and throws. Opt for grey cushions and matching throws for a stylish and coordinated colour palette, or try chic cream and white cushions for a special winter wonderland feeling for the colder months.
Don’t forget to experiment with different textures! To add interest into rooms with minimalist designs, think knitted cushions, chenille throws and woollen fabrics.
Not only do soft furnishings make your space as inviting as possible, but they’re also a budget-friendly way of renovating your rooms with the season’s latest looks.
Using lighting to fashion a gorgeous glow is another essential part of Scandi home décor. After all, it’s difficult to feel relaxed and rejuvenated when you’re sitting in a harsh, brightly lit room.
To master the look, we recommend focusing on side and decorative lighting rather than overhead options. This way, your rooms will achieve the calming atmosphere typical of the trend.
How Do You Make A Scandi Bedroom?
Thanks to its already peaceful vibe, there’s no better place to try out the Scandi theme than in your bedroom.
To bring happiness into your space for the autumn, begin by ensuring that your bedroom basics are as comfy as can be. As well as a duvet with a heavy tog rating, memory foam pillows and mattress toppers will help provide the ultimate sleeping set-up.
Next, use 100% cotton bedding, white sheets and dreamy duvet sets in soothing colours to prepare your bedroom for duvet days, breakfast in bed and cosy nights in. Super-soft pyjamas don’t hurt either!
Plus, Scandi style is all about enjoying the simple pleasures. So go on, keep the curtains closed and have that extra hour in bed!
Bring The Outdoors Inside
Unfortunately, there can be too much of a good thing. Although warming accessories are vital to Scandi home décor, too many cushions and throws can feel suffocating, not snuggly. For this reason, giving your space some balance is crucial.
To add freshness, take inspiration from nature and bring the outdoors inside with plants. From cute cacti and stylish succulents to cheese plants and bonsai trees, you can even opt for artificial plants if you’re not convinced of your green-fingered abilities.
Materials like wood and stone can also help give your home a natural touch.
While home décor is a key part of Scandi style, it’s about more than duvet covers, candles and rugs. Another important element (perhaps our favourite one!) is surrounding yourself with friends and family and feeling relaxed with the ones you love.
Since it’s best experienced with company, why not invite your nearest and dearest over for cakes and cups of tea on cream tableware? You could even opt for Danish pastries to really embrace the Scandinavian way of living.
Whether you socialise, read or listen to music, peaceful occasions with those close to you are one of the most fulfilling features of Scandi style.
All that’s left to do is pop the kettle on and get ready to welcome Scandi style into your heart.
Getting cosy wouldn’t be complete without stylish and comfy nightwear. Whether you prefer pyjamas or nightdresses, our nightwear collection includes plenty of great-value options for women, men, boys and girls. Finish off with a super-soft dressing gown and slippers to complete the look.