Simple ways to get the Nordic look

Simple yet cosy, warm yet light, pale yet interesting… a successful Scandi room scheme gets the balancing act just right. Not sure where to start? Try our top tips…

Make the most of light

Scandinavians love it: from the soft morning light through to evening shadows. Place your dining table where you can benefit from as much natural light as possible.

Think less is more

Give your space room to breathe – the perfect solution if you are working to a budget. You don't need to fill a space with furniture; buy less but more of the pieces you really love.

Mix rather than match

Take your time to build up a Nordic-style home, mixing old with new. Try pairing painted and wooden chairs at your dining table or popping a sheepskin pouf next to your fabric sofa.

Fall for houseplants

Plants are a must in a Nordic scheme, creating harmony between inside and out. They are also the perfect accompaniment to those white walls – green evokes a crisp yet relaxing mood.

Work the space hard

With many Scandinavians working from their summer cottages, where sometimes 
guests outnumber available beds, a flexible space is a must. Use screens to  divide areas and add built-in storage.

Sundby Sofa, from £1,125 | Sundby Armchair, £795 | Sundby 
Coffee Table, £595 | Curly Sheepskin Pouf in Grey, £395

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