What makes a typical Scandinavian bedroom?
Simple and tasteful bedrooms that focus on tons of storage in the cupboards and on the walls. Calming natural colours and grand windows that allow for tons of light to enter a bedroom that insists on the occupant to achieve restoration and relaxation. These rooms are mostly modern and built in such a way that your bed is the show-stopping piece in the room. Besides the bed, a Scandinavian bedroom is not crowded with much on the walls, floors or even on top on the furniture. To successfully create such a bedroom, an interior designer must focus their attention on adding minimalistic and modern pieces to the bedroom. This room is uniquely styled to provide total clarity and relaxation once inside.
Which colours work well in a Scandinavian bedroom?
The most commonly used colours in a Scandinavian bedroom are light greys, soft nudes as well as white. Of course the most popular colour to use in this modern style bedroom, is white, because it creates the illusion of space as well as instant cleanliness. White is also a popular choice because of the designing flexibility it allows for in terms of what can be placed on the walls, how the furniture could be placed and what contrasting colours and textures may be used inside the room. But for a colourful twist many designers and homeowners have used streaks of black, grey and a variation of blues, in addition to white and soft browns found in the wooden elements. The sharper colours used such as black or green, are most commonly found in the artwork, nature and particular carpets or rugs on the floor.
What about flooring styles?
So we’ve discussed colours and the typical aspects of a Scandinavian bedroom, now we can talk about the flooring that can be seen in these bedrooms. The most commonly used flooring is sleek wood or laminate flooring. This flooring is easy to clean, easy and cheap to replace and is easily versatile with any style concept. It is also so popular because it is made with a glossy finish that gives it all these qualities. Also important to remember is that laminate floors are made of 100% wood, they are a combination of reconstituted wooden off-cuts as well as plastic bits. Another popular choice is fluffy carpeting. Carpets have long been the designers choice for luxurious home decoration in any home. There are a variety of different carpets or rugs to choose from, such as Persian, faux fur or animal skin. The most frequently used carpeting is either grey or white shag wool that some might find hard to keep clean, but surely when you own such a carpet, there’s a strict ‘no shoes’ policy.
What kind of accessories suit a Scandinavian bedroom?
As mentioned before, not much is needed to create a Scandinavian style bedroom. So what accessories can actually be used in the bedroom? These classy yet effective pieces can turn a bland, raw space into a more homey bedroom.Industrial style lighting is also becoming more popular, as it is cost-effective and easy to set up yourself. Simple ottoman’s at the foot of the bed or placed just in front of a comfortable arm chair, is a stylish option. Another tasteful and functional accessory to use in such a bedroom is a plain bedside lamp, that does not draw too much attention to itself, and must therefore be as plain as possible. Neutral paintings that have subtle colours in them such as an animated portrait of Marylin Monroe perhaps. Geometric - inspired lampshades that give the whole bedroom a modern and sophisticated feel, that are usually made with recycled materials like plastic or paper. Potted plants have always been a fresh way to decorate a room as they simply brighten up a room and increase our overall mood when we see it.
How you can Incorporate the Scandinavian style into your bedroom
You do not need large sums of money or be an expert in interior design to incorporate some of these Scandinavian bedroom elements into your own home. There has been an exponential rise in DIY home decoration and home improvement projects that are easy to follow and get correctly the first time. For example, you can create a geometrically shaped stencil to paint on your bedroom wall. Also adding an elegant potted succulent plant to your windows or bathroom, can be an easy way to add a Scandinavian touch. A great way that you can incorporate a Scandinavian modern style is to remember to keep a room as spacious as possible, by removing any clutter on the countertops or on the floor. Keeping one carpeting scheme also helps to create a consistent theme and colour pallet all around the house. These are all easy ways to slowly but surely turn your home into a futuristic, modern Scandinavian home.