Styling Scandi and Industrial Homes

Styling Scandi

Scandinavian Interior Design has been around since the 1950’s and still remains very popular today. Characterised by functionality, simplicity, and minimalism, this style is all about ‘less is more’ for an ultimate effortless look. Because this trend is purposefully simplistic, styling your home Scandi can be achieved with a few quick and easy décor changes!

Accessorise with warm textiles

As Scandinavia can be bitterly cold during the winter months, it was most functional to incorporate warm textures into this trend. Popular textiles used include wool, cotton, nylon, faux fur, or cashmere. Simply adding decorative cushions or throws made from these warm materials will bring a cosy and Scandinavian feel to your home. Another easy tip for bringing in a warmer texture and breaking up a cold space is to add a neutrally coloured rug or runner. The key point here is to embrace as much warm texture as possible, but keep colours subtle and neutral.

The more wood, the better!

A defining aspect of the Scandinavian design is making use of woods. Wooden detail can be brought into your home through flooring, furniture, or fixtures. For a more affordable and hassle-free option, you could add a wooden light fixture to bring a Scandi feel to your home, simply at the click of a (light) switch! Have a nose through some of our wooden ceiling lights, floor lamps and wall lights.

There is no doubt that rattan texture is currently taking the interiors world by storm! Specifically, both rattan and wicker are heavily used as a Scandinavian design feature. The natural colour of the wood, combined with the organic woven detailing, makes for simplistic beauty that will bring charm and character to your home! Indulge in some of our much-loved rattan lighting fixtures below.

Time for a de-clutter?

A key part of Scandinavian design is keeping the space clean, minimal, and de-cluttered. Bear in mind that any storage or accessories should be neatly organised for a cohesive finish. The space should be easy on the eye, so perhaps give busy artwork, patterns, or bold colours a miss if you are wanting to make your home more Scandi. Ideally, all objects should serve some kind of function and any items that do not should be avoided where possible.

The feeling is neutral

The colour tones associated with Scandinavian design are hues of browns, greys, blacks and whites, although more recent twists on this trend have incorporated pops of colour, such as emerald green. Generally speaking, however, the colours should be kept neutral in order to allow the textures and furniture to stand out. To avoid your home from looking clinical or cold, opt for warmer neutral tones that allow for a soothing and cosy ambience.

Styling Industrial

The industrial design first came to life during the early 70’s, when old factories and mills were closing down and being transformed into living spaces. Those who moved into these spaces decided to embrace the industrial characteristics of the factories, such as an exposed brick wall, piping and concrete flooring.

Try an accent wall

One of the most effective ways of giving your home that industrial feel is to add an accent wall. This will break up the room and give that purposefully imperfect vibe! Arguably the most common accent wall style for an industrial design is an exposed brick wall. Popular for good reason, a brick accent wall will provide your home with endless character, warmth, and texture! Alternatively, to suit a more minimalistic or monochromatic home, a concrete accent wall is another great way of achieving that industrial ambience.

Embrace mechanical hardware

Rather than covering up metal beams, pipes or wiring, welcome them into your home! They’ll give your home timeless charm, and act as fantastic talking points when you have guests over. A bonus of choosing an industrial design is that you are free to mix and match various materials and textures together, without having to worry about keeping to a particular theme. Industrial design is definitely for the creative and free-spirited! It requires the ability to see the beauty in everyday and overlooked hardware objects.

Industrial lighting

In keeping with the exposed mechanical details, industrial lighting is intentionally stripped back, often displaying exposed wiring and bulbs. For the most part, industrial lighting is matt black, as this aligns with the idea of showcasing hardware in its natural form, as opposed to a more artificial colour such as pink or green! Antique brass is also a popular material used for industrial lighting, as this brings an aged and rustic feel, to blend in with the characterful nature of the rest of the home. Regardless of the size, industrial lighting will be sure to instil wow-factor, due to its quirky form and endearing design features. Whether you’re after an industrial-style wall, ceiling, floor or table lamp – we have a wide range of statement industrial lighting that will instantly up-lift your home with irresistible allure!