Defined by simplicity, minimalism and functionality, the Scandinavian decor is all about bringing together balance and beauty. What started off as a way of life in the Nordic region, was popularized across the world during the 50s as a design discipline. Think Scandinavian and you will immediately visualize light and airy rooms in neutral shades that are spacious, with mostly wooden elements, mixed with cozy textiles. It’s comfortable and visually appealing with minimal details that do not compromise on style, just the way we like it. If you are looking forward to giving your home a Scandinavian update, here is everything you need to know and do.

Neutral's The Way To Go

The one dominating element in a Scandi home is the use of neutral colours. From the walls to the rugs and linens, everything needs to be in shades of white, beige and grey, with occasional browns, blues and blacks to keep it clean and chic. Add shades like powder blue, dusty pinks, peach, mint green etc to add a dash of subtle pop in your decor.
 
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Layer It Up With Natural Texture

The Scandinavian home welcomes raw natural texture wholeheartedly. From light toned wooden furniture and flooring to comfy cotton fabrics and terracotta planters, you can experiment with textures to add a layer of warmth and comfort to your home.
 
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Keep It Minimal and Clutter-free

A Scandi-inspired design is based on modern and clean shapes, forms and lines. Focus on the larger pieces first, like the furniture. They need to be simple and multi-functional in light wooden tones. Scandinavian interiors are organized and clutter-free for maximum efficiency. Get rid of anything that you don’t need, making place for only a limited number of things, the ones that you absolutely love.
 
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Let Natural Light Flow In

Lots of natural light flowing in through the windows, sets the right tone for a Scandinavian home. For this, avoid using window treatments that are made of heavy fabric that blocks sunlight. Opt for sheer and flowy curtains in light shades that lets the light pass through, brightening up your home.
 
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Add Subtle Accents For Visual Interest

Once the entire canvas is set with the right kind of textures and colours, it’s time to accentuate the look and feel of your Scandinavian interior. Make it fun with pops of colours here and then. It could be a printed cushion or colourful lamp shade. Some other elements that you can add are glass, metal, rattan, cane and lots of indoor plants for a fresh and chic look.
 
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