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The 4 secrets for achieving Scandi style for your interiors

20th May 2024

If you love simplicity, functionality, and a clutter-free environment, Scandinavian or Scandi, as it’s more commonly known, might just be the interior design style for you. This style is characterised by its clean and soothing, minimalistic aesthetic, with a focus on bright and light spaces. It’s perfect for those who believe in the power of a tidy home and subscribe to the “less is more” philosophy.

Our family has been in the furniture industry for generations, and we have honed our skills over the years to become one of the best in the business with our fitted sofa covers. Our team of experts has over 60 years of experience in the field, which means that we have seen almost all interior styles come and go over the years. So, if you’re looking to bring the calming simplicity of Scandinavian design into your own space, we’ve got a few top tips to set you on the right path!

Where did it all begin?

Scandinavian design first made its way into the limelight in the 1930s thanks to designers and architects like Josef Frank, Alvar Aalto, and Arne Jacobsen. By the time the 1950s had rolled around, it was internationally famous and well-loved for its embodiment of everyday beauty.

Lean into simplicity

Like Da Vinci said, ‘simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,’ and the Scandi interior style is nothing if not understated and sophisticated. Its clean lines, minimalistic approach, and simple yet functional elements truly embody the essence of subtlety and, somewhat ironically, make a big statement. When in doubt, always keep it simple when it comes to Scandi decor, especially when it comes to your sofa. If you’re looking to transition into the Scandi style but the colour palette of your current sofa isn’t a good match, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered!

Our Chunky Weave fitted sofa covers in Stone are a perfect embodiment of Scandinavian design principles. Their neutral colour and textured woven fabric exude simplicity and sophistication. The light grey shade not only adds a sense of clean cosiness to your space but also effortlessly uplifts the appearance of your furniture. What’s more, the washable design makes it ideal for family homes and pet lovers, aligning with the practicality and functionality valued in Scandinavian design!

Focus on incorporating natural materials

For a Scandi-inspired ambience, it’s essential to incorporate natural elements like wood, wool, and stone into your space. The Scandi style emphasises bringing the outdoors indoors, so these elements not only add character but also create a sense of comfort and relaxation in your decor. An easy way to incorporate these elements is to add a wooden coffee table in the centre of your room, on top of a textured rug, and also to add some chunky knit scatter pillows to give your sofa an inviting yet minimalistic vibe.

Let the light in

Keep the walls and larger furnishings on the paler side to create a lighter, brighter, and more spacious feel in your chosen room. When it comes to picking out your shades, think whites, creams, beiges, pale blues, and greys. We’ve got an array of stunning light shades in our fitted sofa covers range that would work beautifully here like our Signature Weave in Cream, Luxury Cotton in Regency Grey, Luxury Weave in Sky and many more.

Taking this approach not only helps to maintain the minimalist feel, which is characteristic of Scandinavian design, but it also makes the light almost like an extra piece of furniture. In areas where natural light doesn’t reach, lamps play a crucial role in illuminating the space.

Pick your furniture wisely

When furnishing your space, it’s important to choose your furniture carefully. Pick out durable pieces with a timeless appeal that reflect your style, and try not to buy into trends.

More often than not, when it comes time to buy a new sofa, the deciding factor is often a change in decor or style, not the need for a new seating arrangement. However, choosing a sofa with removable covers in a timeless style allows you to easily change the cover to different colours, textures, and patterns with our fitted sofa cover service, matching your evolving style preferences effortlessly.

These are just a few suggestions – there are plenty of other ways to incorporate Scandi-inspired simplicity into your space! If you’re looking for the perfect sofa covers to start your room’s Scandi transformation, you’ll find an expansive range of fitted sofa covers to choose from right here on our site. Still, whatever your interior style, you can trust that we’ll have something to suit your tastes! Why not take a look around our site and see what you can find?

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