HERE'S HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT SCANDINAVIAN HOME (PART 2)Interior Design & Decor
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Emelie and Ellen Hedén, two sisters from Stockholm, Sweden, are the founders of Möbler, a Scandinavian vintage and antique furniture store based in Singapore. Their love for interior design and vintage furniture has become the driving passion behind their business.
To them, a Scandinavian home is anything but predictable, and they believe many non-Scandinavians have misperceived the style, having been roped into believing that clean lines and little usage of accessories are all you need. Mirroring the Scandinavian aesthetic goes way beyond just that, and the siblings are keen to share their tips in this two part series, hoping their advice helps homeowners create the perfect Scandinavian home.
7. Decoration and accessoriers
Some examples of accessories you can use include understated pendant lights, black and white photography, printed cushions, coloured glass vessels, white ceramic vases and vintage looking wooden candlesticks. Basically, these are beautiful things that also posses an important function.
If you're going for a more contemporary, mid-century style, the less accessories the better, and statement pieces often work best. For the more romantic approach, showcase everything that has a function by accessorising your desk with things you can actually use. Don’t forget about the walls – use them for pictures, memories or anything beautiful.
True Scandinavian interiors will have flooring that is light in colour and preferably made of natural wood. Dress it up with rugs, especially those that come with graphic designs. Oriental patterns work too, in blue and red base colours.
9. The walls
In typical Scandinavian homes you'll see living spaces with white walls, but grey walls are also making a comeback. They provide the same neutral, monochormatic appeal that white walls are able to project.
10. Mix and match you chairs
Mix and match your chairs so the abode looks a little more interesting. Tip: you can even purchase different vintage chairs from several furniture stores.
11. The windows
Style up your windows! They’re not just for letting plenty of light in, but also work as focal points in a simple space. Install a ledge below and decorate – preferably with flowers. However, keep window dressing to a minimum, using sheer curtains to let the light in.
12. Open shelving
Open shelving lets you show off your range of beautiful plates, bowls and utensils. You can even keep your herbs and spices in glass bottles before placing them on these shelves, providing a lovely pop of colour against the monochromatic background.
Check out part one of the series here.
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