Create a Cosy, Nordic Living Room

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The Nordic or Scandinavian look is still incredibly popular and becoming more and more mainstream as the seasons move on. Of course, with Winter around the corner, this look is gaining momentum again, and so I thought I’d give you some of my top tips for recreating this in your own home.

I’ve also got a cute little giveaway at the bottom of the post, so scroll down if you’re eager to find that.
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Top Tips for the Nordic Look

The images that I’m showing you here provide plenty of inspiration for putting together a modern Scandi or Nordic look. Don’t they remind you of cosy, Winter evenings in front of the fire? Of snuggling under a warm throw, with a mug of hot chocolate?

I know they’re quite ‘white’ and that doesn’t always work in a family home, but you can tweak it so it’s more practical and suits your family.

Tip #1: Texture

So, starting with your Nordic scheme and want to recreate this look, then you must add lots of texture. Texture through fabric and through materials. So think of lots of woolly, warm cushions, soft luxurious throws, sheepskin rugs and rustic wood.

Tip #2: Colour

Generally colours need to be muted. You don’t have to stick with whites or neutrals, but a combination of these often help create that snowy, wintery feel symoblic with Scandinavia. Think of how to incorporate greys, olive greens, off whites and creams together to create this look, and don’t forget to layer them together to really give it depth. Using colour and texture together in this way will prevent the look from feeling too cold or flat.

Tip #3: Lighting

Remember Winter is on its way, and the nights are drawing in. And of course, Scandinavia is typically dark and Wintery, so you must consider how to light the room. Simple, minimal and elegant lighting works well with rustic lamps and candles. Add lots of tealights to add a twinkling glow to the room at night.
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Shop the Look

Now I thought it might be quite useful to discover how to shop this look, so I’ve put together my own Nordic Cosy Living Room eBay Collection showcasing lots of different Nordic style products that you can purchase yourselves. It really is very easy to buy products to create this look in your own home, and so simple to grab just a few items that will update your look.
Here’s just a little sample of the items I’ve put into the Collection, but you can see the full range by clicking here.
When you’re there, don’t forget to hit the ‘Follow‘ button as I’ll be updating the collection over the next few weeks.
If you'd like to enter to win a £20 eBay voucher, hop over to my blog, Love Chic Living to find out more.
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