Weekend Style File: Scandanavian Style

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Having gone straight from Winter in the UK into an Australian winter, there have been a lot of cold, dark nights spent trying to stay warm and cosy. While an Australian winter is pretty mild by British standards it still feels like summer is a long time coming!

It got me thinking about parts of the world where long winters are the norm, so this week my style file is focused on the Scandanavian style. In Scandanavia during winter, the short daylight hours and sub zero temperatures mean it is frequently cold and dark. As such their interiors are styled to counteract this keeping them bright, warm and uncluttered. White washed walls with minimalistic, functional furniture form the basis of the style. The colour palette is kept simple with splashes of bright primary colours mixed in with florals, stripes, checks and organic motifs.

Take a look at the pictures below for inspiration for this style …

Clean, simple and functional. Love the pop of bright colours against the white backdrop.

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A cosy living room with a log fire.

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Bright and spacious living.

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Natural, bare walls with a cosy hanging chair.

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Green plants and blue cushions create a fresh, natural feel.

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Wintery feel dining table.

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Clean lines and functional accessories.

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A monochrome look with up cycled coffee table.

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Clean and sleek modern modern kitchen.

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Rustic chairs compliment the textured rugs.

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Clean monochrome scheme with cosy seating and injections of primary colours and patterns.
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Create your own Scandanavian style interior with these 5 steps:

– Create a white back drop with white washed walls.

– Use functional furniture and accessories.

– Layer soft furnishings to create a cosy feel.

– Keep decorations minimal and un fussy.

– Add colour with organic printed fabrics and primary colours.

This theme is very versatile, as ikea has proved and works well whatever the weather. I hope you’re managing to keep warm and have discovered an element of Scandanavian style that you love.

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