In our house we are loving the scandinavian trend for interior design. This is partly because we have family that live in Norway. In homage to them I have made a nordic inspired tray that I plan to update with the seasons.
Come Spring I am planning on adding some fresh flowers. I would like to fully embrace the scandi style trends with very white walls and minimal accessories but living with two lovingly messy children and one hoarder in the shape of Mr C means that it isn’t really a reality. However, I have been thinking that the one room I can introduce some nordic design into is my bedroom.
We live in a four storey townhouse and our bedroom is right on the top floor with its own ensuite and private balcony for breakfasts in the summer. A little oasis from the chaos. At the moment it is a very white room. All of our furniture is white and the walls are painted white. Therefore it already has many of the elements of scandi design. I have been collecting my ideas on my pinterest board which you can find here but here are some of my favourite ideas to introduce into the bedroom;
Darker colours are still very much on trend in 2016 and I love the idea of introducing a contrast in the bedroom with one feature wall behind the bed. I think dark grey would fit in with the modern feel of the house and would also give a nice soothing feel at night when lit by lamplight. The room is so light that it could take a bold feature wall in such a dark colour.
Coming straight from the Spring catwalks monochrome is also big news in interior design. It gives a room a sophisticated and elegant feel. I would like to introduce this in the bedroom through my choice of artwork. I think the key is to be miminal in your choices, perhaps a couple of large pictures would add some drama without being overpowering. The black would also act as an excellent accent for my scandi inspired bedroom.
Textures and shapes
I love the lamp for its very geometric look which again is very on trend. The use of wood is also very nordic in its influence and I like how it has been included in the above picture as a bedside table. I wonder if this is something I would be able to do myself by scavenging in the woods. Also I love the gorgeous throw which is a very chunky knit. Adding soft layers to the bedroom gives it a more inviting look and adds warmth to what can be a stark look. The use of cushions and rugs also adds to the cosy feel.
I’m hoping to create a room that is restful and simple, a tranquil haven in which I can escape to after a busy day. A room that I call my own with no Buzz Lightyear beneath the sheets or lego on the floor!
What do you think of my plans?