The Secrets of Super Cosy Homes
It’s no secret that Scandi style is synonymous with perennial cool. 2016 was the year of ‘hygge’, which elevated the Danish concept of cosyness to iconic status. Meanwhile, 2017 has been all about ‘lagom’, the Swedish concept of ‘not too much, not too little.’
Whether your loyalties lie with the Swedes, the Danish or the Norwegians, there’s no denying that Scandi-chic equals a stylish home. elledecoration.co.uk, December 2017, explores Scandi style to pinpoint the interior design tips for creating a stylish Scandi-inspired home.
Inspired by the home of London-based Danish interior designer Sofie Nordstrom, here are some of the secrets to creating a super cosy home:
• At the heart of the home is a simple palette layered with touches of colour and plenty of texture. The scheme is clean-lined and lighting softens and sobers the backdrop
• “Steer clear of white walls,” says Sofie. “Instead, paint them grey – ensure the undertone is not too yellow. You need just enough to add warmth”
• Less is more. “Don’t over-fill your home with furniture – a few well-chosen pieces will feel more modern”
• “Inject rich colours into your scheme in the form of accessories, such as curtains, cushions and throws, rather than on the walls and floors,” says Sofie
• “Avoid overly polished, hard surfaces, such as marble or stone. White wooden floors are contemporary, but create a comfortable aesthetic”
• “Choose intimate lighting. Opt for warm yellow light sources – including atmospheric candles – rather than harsh, cool overhead lights”
Futon Company says: Sofie Nordstrom’s interior design ideas work well in a space of any size. Whether your home’s palatial or pocket pad, these practical guidelines are the key to creating a space that’s super cosy as well as stylish.
Deep Fleece Bedspread (sauterne)
Rose Print Cover (steel blue)
Rose Print Cover (deep blue)