Get The Scandi Style!

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Written by Polly

Summer is over and October has crept up on us bringing darker evenings, woolier knits, and the urge to spend evenings curled up watching TV instead of going out (or maybe that’s just me?) Autumn furniture trends have shown us the same old things again and again, we’ve seen the warm red hues and cosy fireplaces. But this time I’m embracing the arrival of Autumnal weather with open arms because I finally feel inspired, Scandinavian style!

If you’ve seen television crime drama The Bridge you’ll know how endlessly cool Swedish and Danish TV is, and box-sets aren’t their limit. Scandinavian interior design and furniture is also utterly chic. Think neutrals, Nordic noir, plenty of bold colours contrasted with light tones, and you’ve got it. I sometimes find with minimalist trends that they look heavenly on paper, but wouldn’t be so nice to actually live in. When you come home from work in the freezing cold the last thing you want is a draughty and fairly empty house that looks ‘minimalist’. That’s where Scandi style comes in. Scandinavian style is simple without being empty. The use of earthy, natural colours is popular, timelessly stylish and can make a room feel warmer. Combined with the idea of stripping back to basics and focussing on different materials is essential. Our Lumens and Wood range is so stylish and exactly the sort of bare accessories that make rooms look less cluttered.

Apart from a simple approach, the neutral pallet that Scandi style works from leaves an opportunity for bursts of colour. I think it allows you to have the perfect balance between the elegance of greys and pale colours combined with the fun and ‘lived in’ feel that bright colours give you. I absolutely love the gorgeous colours of Forest & Co’s Danish Glass Table Lamp in a deep velvet shade, which would look so fab on a slightly distressed wooden table such as the ones in our very own ‘Loft’ range.

Playing around with retro colours is great for this kind of style. Why not have some fun with it and put a neon orange or pink coloured candlestick in a glass candle stick holder on the dining table, or buy some quirky or chic accessories. I’m a huge fan of this large brass safety pin which would look great backed against a charcoal coloured wall. To get really on trend with Scandi style, take a look at ‘eiffel’ style chairs or tables, they’re lovely and just the sort of thing you’d expect to see in a stylish gallery. They would work really well in fairly neutral kitchen as you can get them in some fantastic colours such as mustard or bubblegum pink, a range of colours all around one table is bold but fun. Scandinavian style is all the rage so don’t hold back.

Remember you can read fresh, regular content about the home and style in our blog on our website, Luja Home.
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