To get that fresh, bright look in your home that is reminiscent of the blue skies and natural environment of Scandinavia, you should first of all become your own “critical friend” by working out what you think you need to change for the better. Once you have looked around your home in this way, you will usually find one or two things that can be adapted to achieve the desired transformation.
Minimalism“Less is more” is a very apt expression for the first key principle of Scandinavian design. Victorian influences in the UK left a legacy of heavy, cumbersome, dark furniture shoehorned into already overcrowded rooms. Persian rugs were gradually replaced by the fad for wall-to-wall carpeting in the 1950s.
Today’s homeowners have moved on from cluttered houses and eagerly adopted the Scandinavian style of décor. This focuses on the lightest of touches when it comes to the colour palette for your home decoration, the better to brighten rooms and emphasise spaciousness, clean lines and reflected light.