Scandi bedroom ideas
Take a look at top design inspiration for your Scandi-style bedroom, taken from the top emerging design talent from across Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
The Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark perfectly encapsulate airy, simple and light design. Bringing elegance into your home with beautifully made furniture and an emphasis on enhancing natural light, it’s little wonder why design, that at its very core, was born to combat long and dark winters has become some so popular across the world.
At Aben, we harness some of the top emerging design talent from Scandinavia and below we take a dive into their world to tap knowledge and suggest some of the top ideas you may want to consider when designing your perfect Scandi bedroom. Before we take a look at tip 1, we recommend adding the pinterest chrome extension so you can pin some of our inspiration to your boards. And remember, if you like any of our designers' work, we can always put you in touch for consultations and commissioned pieces, to do so simply request a chat here.
1. COLOUR IT WHITE
We’ve mentioned it before and we will mention it again but core to Scandinavian design, especially in a bedroom is airiness and simplicity. White predominates but that doesn’t mean it’s the only colour you have to use. Touches of black, grey, pale blues or pastel colours can add a subtle variance but would usually play a supporting role.
2. CONSIDER A TONAL COLOUR PALETTE
Here we’re not referring to the paint on the wall but more in the choice of furnishings and objects you put in your room. A tonal colour palette simply means various tints and tones of the main colour within the room or in other words different shades of colours within a main colour.
A great way to do this is using natural materials, often wood. Take a look at the table below from designer Erin Turkoglu. As a bedside table, the wood could quite easily take place within the tonal palette of the room and the splash of colour on top, well this leads us into our next consideration.
3. COLOURFUL ACCENTS
The scandi style is not one for too much bright colour, but thoughtfully placed it can add a touch of contemporary uplift and an eclectic aesthetic. This can often be achieved using soft furnishings and or plants.
“Think wood, clay, ceramics, stone, concrete and tactile linen.
The trick here is not to over complicate. Pick one material as the core"
4. USE NATURAL MATERIALS
Whether it’s the flooring, light fixtures or furniture, the emphasis on natural materials in scandinavian design is forefront. Think wood, clay, ceramics, stone, concrete and tactile linen. The trick here is not to over complicate and pick one material as core to the bedroom with dashings of small furnishings consisting of other textures. If it’s wood, a chair is often a great centerpiece and shelving could be a great way to carry on that texture. Take the designs from Samuli Helavuo and Nick Ross for example:
5. THINK GEOMETRIC
Scandi design really means simple lines and whilst for the most part you should always be thinking minimal and simplicity, geometric shapes can be a great way to add contemporary feel. This can be achieved with wallpaper, bed throws, rugs, light fixtures and even furniture.
A great example from our designer Antrei Hartikainen are his geometric stacking tables, great for a bedside table, or in bigger bedrooms, coffee tables next to a sofa.
6. ALWAYS BE OPEN AND AIRY
We can’t emphasize enough, but at the centre of all of designers’ thought is simplicity and this should always carry through to your bedroom. Scandinavian design is the essence of simple elegance.
If you have been inspired by any of our designers pieces or our suggestions why not organise a chat with them? Our designers offer bespoke consultations and commissioned pieces, uniquely tailored to your room and needs. If you’d like to speak to one it starts with a call with us, Aben where we can gather your requests and put you in touch with the designer and style best suited. To do this, simply request a chat here.