Who hasn’t watched Scandi crime dramas
and ogled the chic interiors on display?
Home editor Jo Caulkett shows you how to
bring this clean, calm, pared-back trend into
your home – whether you’re updating a whole
room or adding a few finishing touches
Room redesign: If you’re reworking your entire living space, stick to a palette of pale grey, wood and white for your walls, floor and furniture. This Malmo sofa from the Loft range has a streamlined shape inspired by mid-century Scandinavian design; the Ercol nest of tables and Cabot footstool echo its subtly tapered, light wood legs.
Quick fix: Add a dash of Scandinavian flair with a few easy updates. First, declutter to create a pared-back base. Then choose geometric, Scandi-inspired prints in monochrome with a hint of colour – yellow works well against grey. Give your room a cosy feel with natural textiles like wool rugs and throws.
Room redesign: Units and furniture in raw wood and soft white are a good starting point for a kitchen and dining area with a Scandinavian feel. This extending table with bench seating lends mealtimes an informal, convivial quality. Incorporate open shelving so you can keep kitchenware handy and put Nordic-style pieces on display.
Quick fix: A few small additions can make a big difference. Look for simple crockery and utensils in natural materials with rustic appeal, and create warmth with copper accents. Stacking kitchenware on shelves and keeping utensils in a vase or jug will instantly create a relaxed Scandi feel.Shop now
Room redesign: Keep furniture and accessories simple and low key. A towel ladder is a neat, minimal way to display bathroom essentials; open shelves or an oversized mirror also help to maximise the sense of light and space in a small room.
Quick fix: Don’t be afraid to mix in some Scandi-inspired finishing touches with your existing bathroom look. Team towels in shades of grey, from silver to charcoal, with wooden accessories and a hint of geometric pattern. Rattan baskets combine practical storage with natural texture, while humidity-loving plants such as succulents add colour and warmth.Shop now
Room redesign: Scandi staples in soft white and pale grey are a serene, soothing combination for the bedroom. Choose a wooden bedstead or a grey divan, like this Loft design with matching headboard – the built-in under-bed storage will help keep your space calm and clutter free.
Quick fix: New bed linen can have a big impact on the look of your whole room. Choose shades of grey in soft cotton or linen, then add knitted cushions or throws for extra cosiness. Hang or prop pictures in plain frames for a decorative display that won’t overwhelm this subtle scheme – stick to black-and-white photos and wall art to tie the arrangement together.Shop now
Photographer: Sean Myers / Stylist: Emily Henson / Set builder: Kei Yoshino