Hermanus Interior Design ~ Scandi Styling
I have always been a huge admirer of Scandinavian interior styling ~ the dominance of a background of clean lines, white and wood is perfect in my book with Scandinavian styling then adding warm and playful elements of colour, texture and eclectic artwork and accessories.
Textiles and Colours
Be bold with splashes of colour! There is an astonishing array of bright geometric and fun printed fabric on offer locally so have your cushions custom made for a unique look. Black and white graphic prints and quirky patterns feature strongly so for a genuinely Scandinavian look you will need striking accessories, rugs, throws and artwork. These will feature prominently against a neutral white background. Texture wise you can use cotton, leather, faux fur and linen and layer them for a warm and luxurious feel.
Maximise your use of natural lighting and avoid overdressing your windows – simple white wooden blinds or shutters are perfect or curtains that are light, simple and elegant. Lighting designs should be functional, eco-friendly and ensure that even in winter there is a feeling of brightness in your home. A roaring fire in winter is ideal.
Finally ~ have a good clear-out! Minimal ornamentation is essential for a Scandinavian look so stick to pure clean lines, pare back on ornaments and knick knacks and make sure that your space is truly liveable ~ comfort and aesthetics are key.