I absolutely love Scandinavian interior design. It’s a home styling trend popular because of its simplicity, clean lines and innovative return from last century.  If you’re unfamiliar with Scandi style, fear not – just think Ikea. Once you get your head around the basics, you’ll be a pro at putting together amazing Scandi décor, especially if you’re preparing your home for a sale.


Scandinavian, ‘Scandi’ or nordic style dates back to the 1950s. Its pale colours, natural materials and lean, leggy furniture, sees it suit most home interiors. Better yet, scandi furniture is designed with a focus on function and affordability over luxury –  the reason why stores like Ikea, have become such a popular house hold name.

When styling with a Scandi theme, there are a number of elements that we bring together.

  1. Clean line furniture

Scandi style is very popular at the moment and you won’t have to look far for inspiration. Light timbers, upholstered furniture in pale fabrics – whites and greys with blacks and pastels interwoven.

  1. Simplicity

This is the core of Scandi styling. Create a blank canvas by stripping your room to the basics, then layer with furniture and décor. Painting your walls is the first thing that needs doing…I know, painting is not the most fun, but if you really want to commit to a Scandi-styled home, you won’t regret giving your walls a fresh coat of bright white with occasional cool grey feature walls and soft blue textiles.

  1. Decor

With such simple furniture, décor plays a huge role in warming up Nordic furniture. I’m talking pillows with geometric patterns, light throw rugs, ceramic vases and monochrome artwork. Go for soft, non-textured homewares.


  1. Decluttered space with purpose

One of the truest characteristics of Scandi style interior design is decluttering and making sure spaces are used well. Use furniture with incorporated storage. Have clean benches, put things into cupboards; just be organised.


  1. Lighting

Simply designed floor and bedside lamps will draw attention to your beautiful styling. Monochromatic artwork can also be used to compliment a room.

Incorporating these Scandi style tips will help you prepare your home for sale – simplify your living space and declutter. It’s win-win!


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