Trying to freshen things up with your interior decor isn’t always easy, and you might feel stuck at a dead end, because the vast options one can find nowadays don’t really simplify this process. But it doesn’t have to be so; not when there’s a style that has simplicity at its very core – you can guess I’m referring to Scandinavian, right?
That’s exactly the beauty of this style; its simplicity makes it suitable for any home, as it can blend in with anything your interior already consists of, so you don’t have to splurge on a makeover, changing every piece of furniture to accomplish a Scandinavian spiced up decor. A perfect starting point would be the addition of nordic chairs.
What’s specific about this type of chairs is they feature minimal yet elegant lines, with a full natural wood structure, and those that have upholstery it’s usually PU leather, which makes it possible to bring about a warm feel to your home, and if this wasn’t good enough, nordic chairs can easily be paired with any dining table you already have (e.g. traditional style, modern).
These chairs can also be used as accent, extra seating, as part of a cosy reading nook (known as hyggekrog), or in the hall by the side table – they are that versatile! Likewise, you can go with a choice of natural wood floor tiles in darker or lighter hues to further accentuate the warmth.
Speaking of versatility, I have to mention this style isn’t just the typical minimalist style focusing on the black and white colours solely, but rather the whole warm neutrals spectrum. This means you can make a statement with a wider choice of colours, by adding eye-catching print art with a splash of colours, for instance.
There’s a Danish, Norwegian word that’s recently become well known worldwide, “hygge”, that doesn’t exactly have a translation with a single word in English, but can rather be explained – the enjoyment of simple things in life that brings the feeling of cosy contentment. This explains why nordic homes are filled with cosy textures in the form of chunky knit blankets, and throw rugs.
Of course, light has a great deal in the matter of cosiness with nordic influenced interior styles, and while the decor oozes in bright, serene vibes, the atmosphere itself is only complete in cosiness when lighting is part of it – dimmable is the feature to go for! Then again, if you want to get an even more relaxing atmosphere, you can always pile up on candles.