Hello! Come on in. If I could make you a cup of tea I would. We could sit down and talk about minimal Scandinavian interior style all day.
I’ve talked about my decluttering and my love of minimalism but I wanted to actually show you what all that looks like in real life. So, I thought I’d give you a tour of my house. Wanting to create a calm relaxing space is why minimalism intrigued me in the first place (I wish I had some before shots to show you). It’s fair to say I became addicted to the feeling of space and light once I got going and this is the result.
I don’t think a home is ever finished, there are always improvements we want to make here and there. Our tastes change over time and I think it’s important to embrace that. Living a simpler, more minimal lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t change your interior or add new things. Instead, think about only adding things you really love and that add value.
My point is that I still don’t consider my home finished, so I guess I’m asking you not to judge. I simply wanted to create a visual of what a decluttered home looks like. This is the result of me realising almost everything I owned, I owned for all the wrong reasons. This is the blank slate I’ve created at this moment in time. I feel like the images speak for themselves so get comfy, and enjoy a good scroll….
That’s about it for downstairs, let’s go up.
And we’re done. I hope you enjoyed a good nosey round.
It’s taken a while to get to this stage and as I said, I’m still not finished – I’m itching to paint the wooden floors grey for starters. I’m heavily influenced by Scandinavian interior style. For me, it’s the perfect combination of timelessness and functionality. While I love minimal design, I still want to feel cosy at home.
Quick Tips for getting a minimal Scandinavian interior look
– Keep surfaces and floor space as clear as possible. This will allow more light to enter each room and make the room feel spacious. One item here and there can have a powerful impact.
– Lots of white paint. Skirting boards, walls, ceilings – you name it, paint it white. Painting everything the same colour makes the whole space much easier on the eye.
– Stick to neutral tones throughout. Pops of colour are common in Scandinavian style but for the most part sticking to neutrals will create that calm feeling we’re after. Pops of colour are best left to accessories.
– Make sure every item has a use or purpose. Don’t clutter a room with useless items unless you’re head over heels in love with them. Decorating with useful items kills two birds with one stone.
– Accessorise with lamps and plants (not too many). These are both useful items. I can’t stress the importance of lighting. Good lighting can transform a room and it’s proven to have a positive impact on our mood. Try different levels of light sources.
– Use texture such as blankets to stop things looking too clinical and cold. Material is the easiest way to add texture and cosiness to a room. They are also really useful on cold days. I’m not sure you can beat that feeling of snuggling under a blanket with a warm drink on the sofa.
Follow me on Pinterest for plenty more minimal interior inspiration and be sure to let me know what you think in the comments (don’t forget to turn on reply notifications if you want to get a nudge when I respond).
What changes have you made to your home in a quest for calm? Let me know in the comments below.
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