By Alice Gordge
Things in the fashion world are seriously changing up in here. We’re no longer scouring the shops for heels, handbags or LBD’s. Now, we’re stuffing our shopping baskets with copper coated mugs, nesting tables and potted succulents, all to get our fix of the ‘Scandi Chic’ homeware trend.
Currently, the high-street is in the grip of a homeware fever with more and more of us taking care in making our house a home (and, in this instance, a very Nordic style home). ‘Scandi Chic’ interiors are about minimalist beauty and elegant practicality. Neutral, homely tones are accented with industrial accessories to create a home interior that values craftsmanship, comfort and utility over decadent extravagance. This week we’re offering a few easy tips on how to inject a bit of ‘Scandi Cool’ into your own abode.
Textiles can be a great and easy introduction to the Scandinavian vibe. Adding a simple throw and some graphic cushions can instantly transform a tired looking sofa. We love Mumo’s Copper Panel Cushion and Claire Gaudion’s L’Ancresse Throw which, together, add subtle texture and colour to a room. It’s fair to say Scandinavian style can be rather stripping, but the secret’s in the detail; lighting is a great way of introducing atmosphere and design to a room. Try Curiousa & Curiousa’s Bowl Shape Pendant Lamp for a style that screams Scandinavian chic. Or pay homage to the heart of Scandinavian design with Me&Him&You’s Stockholm City Print; prints are a simple way of introducing personality to a living room, bedroom or even bathroom. If you’re a serious Scandinavian convert, establish some minimalist chic to your kitchen drawers with Rhian Malin’s Tactile Tea Vessels and Eleanor Stuart’s Lobster Plates.
Oh, and don’t forget the succulent. It’s a Scandinavian requisite.