5 SECRETS TO SCANDI LUXE
If Modern Scandi is the girl next door, Scandi Luxe is the cosmopolitan woman that loves all things chic. Like her little sister, she knows simplicity is best – it’s in their Scandi roots – but she also knows how to push the envelope and make the look truly hers. Here are her secrets to graduating to a new level in Scandi home style.
GO CLASSIC WITH BLACK & WHITE
Nothing says style more than a timeless black and white palette. The trick to making this scheme unforgettable is keeping it interesting to the eye. Play with pattern and texture in your accessories to add depth, and don’t be afraid of a few high-gloss touches that add instant glamour. TIP: Soften monochrome with a third colour such as a pale blue or blush if the strict shades seems daunting.
You’ve satisfied your eyes with a graphic palette, now it’s time to satisfy your touch. Tactile accessories like soft sheepskin throws, on-trend marble-textured cushions, and underfoot warmth found in beautiful rugs are simple solutions to keeping your luxe space warm and inviting. TIP: Use cowhides to soften sharp-angled furniture.
MAKE A STATEMENT WITH PRACTICAL PIECES
Take cues from the traditional understated elegance of Scandi furniture. Choose simple and practical pieces that will last and grow with you. Clean lines and good quality will command a space without being over bearing, leaving you with more freedom to create a luxe look with easy-to-work-with accessories.
MINIMISE THE CLUTTER
Scandi style is synonymous with inviting minimalism – a trait that’ll serve you well when trying to achieve a luxe look. Ensure clutter and mess don’t distract from your glam feel with stylish storage solutions such as woven baskets. If you’ve invested in smart and practical furniture as mentioned above, you’ll be able to maximise draws and shelving to hide not-so-glamorous life essentials.
Long winters and little daylight meant traditional Scandinavian interiors were characterised by the smart use of natural elements for light and warmth. Don’t hesitate to call on pale timbers and earthy muted tones when it comes to warming your black and white palette. Accessories such as a smart timber accent clock or discreet concrete pendant are surprising touches that can elevate your look to another level.
SHOP SCANDI LUXE ON THE HOME
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