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European Interior Trends: Scandinavian Home Decor

European Interior Trends: Scandinavian Home Decor

The ongoing love affair with minimalist Scandinavian home décor and interiors doesn't seem to be going anywhere fast. This year, Scandi themes have continued to dominate interior trends, with plenty of pared-back furniture and accessories, and a distinct minimalist style. Scandinavian style isn't a new trend; however, this year's European trade shows have witnessed a fresh update to the ubiquitous Scandi theme with some small updates, injecting new colors and textures.


New Patterns

Scandi embraces a more decorative theme this year with additions of woven patterns and geometric prints. Try adding a subtle Navajo or tribal print with a monochrome base; it's more about subtlety than introducing a design that will stand out over other elements in the room.


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Texture and Relief

Typical Scandi settings receive an injection of texture, including tufts, ruffles, pom poms, and woven surfaces. Macramé, always a popular home accessory material in hanging planters, cushions and throws, has become common in the new Scandi theme. Popular in white or cream, woven macramé pieces are also appearing in more vibrant, colorful accents.


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 The massive rise in awareness for sustainable produced products has also spread into home-wares and furniture. Sustainable materials such as cork, light-toned bamboo, and unbleached organic cotton, fabricate a multitude of soft furnishings and furniture, which naturally suit the typical pared-back Scandi color palette. Expect to see additional Eco-friendly, Scandi-styled items appearing next year too.


Botanical Accents

Scandi has usually encompassed strictly clean lines and minimalist shapes, but this year has seen many more additions of natural plants and organic, leafy foliage. The monstera leaf plant (or Swiss cheese plant), succulents, barrel cacti, and ferns are some of the most popular indoor plants for this year.



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Wood and Rattan Furniture

Natural, bleached tones of light wood and open weave rattan furniture give another update. Whereas Scandi furniture usually champions simplicity and clean lines, new furniture and lighting options include woven accents such as cane webbing, for a more sophisticated aesthetic. Simple structures and overall silhouettes remain, but the focus here is to add in small touches of woven details for textural interest.


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Scandinavian-Inspired Lighting

If you're searching for subtle lighting to complement this year's updated Scandinavian home décor, add our natural wooden Tripod Floor Lamp. This design includes an angular tripod stand crafted from natural light-toned wood; perfect for adding a neutral accent with simple, clean lines.

Alternatively, for a table lamp solution, discover our Asbury Table Lamp; modern and simplistic, with a neutral white marble base – ideal for a minimalist Scandinavian-inspired setting.

Searching for further creative inspiration or looking for more home décor ideas? Why not read our blog European Design Trends: Fringed Lighting for more European style, or, for a complete interior design theme, try Home Decoration Style: Southwest Interior Design.


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