AD | Although I’m nowhere near to being in the position to own my own home, a gal can still dream. A spend hours on Pinterest. I’ve got a pretty clear vision of what my dream home would look like and what it would include. And I’m manifesting a lottery win as hard as I can to make that happen… (and you know, working really hard too!)

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In case the title of this post didn’t give it away, a Scandinavian style home would be my perfect choice. I love the balance of functionality, simplicity and beauty in this style of decor. Which greatly appeals to my more minimalist side or not wanting to own unnecessary rubbish and also my love for aesthetically pleasing home decor.

I think the Scandinavian style is the perfect combination but actually achieving that style in your own home I can imagine will take a lot of thought and work. You want it to look homely and warm as well as simple and functional. A fine line and hard balance to hit.

Here are some elements of the Scandinavian home interior design that I absolutely love and how I’d use that in my dream home:

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Corner fireplace

A fireplace in the corner of the room is more traditional for a Scandinavian home whereas here in the UK we’re much more likely to have a fireplace in the middle of a wall. Although my boyfriend’s grandparents house does have a fireplace in the corner. I’d love an actual working fireplace for ultimate coziness in the colder months.

Nordic sauna

I know that the Finnish love their saunas. And I’d absolutely love to try that thing where they go in freezing cold water and then into a sauna and back again (I’m not sure whether this practice has an actual name?) You can purchase bespoke commercial and domestic spas which I’d love in my dream Scandinavian inspired home!

White or light grey base

Scandinavian style home interiors often stick with white or grey as their main colour for a room. These light and simple colours give you a great base to start on and allow you to work out from there, adding different colours and textures to make the room really pop.

Adding pops of colour

Too much white makes a room look cold and medical. But adding pops of colour can really help brighten it up and lift a room. Although colour would be kept to a minimum, one item here and there, perhaps a sofa, sofa cushions or a lamp would be a nice, subtle way of adding colour into Scandinavian style decor. And I’d probably chose a blue or a green.

Lots of different textures

I’m a huge fan of different textures anyway and luckily, so are the Scandinavians! So think exposed bricks, wooden pieces of furniture, rugs and blankets and of course plants. All these texture elements can add the homely feel to a Scandinavian style decor. I recently bought a very Scandinavian-esque light grey soft blanket for my bed!

Are you a fan of Scandinavian style home decor?

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  1. Yes, I’d love this! I bet it’s sooooo hygge. My problem is that I’m super eclectic and just buy random stuff (my house is a combination of African, Indian, Japanese, witch, and pop culture decor, which makes no sense) so I don’t think I’d ever be able to achieve this style!

  2. My ideal home in my head always fluctuates between what I actually like and what looks better in photos for blog purposes 😂. I like a lot of rustic features and darker wood etc but then photos look crap in that kind of lighting soooo I’m not really sure. I’ve always liked plain white walls though, I prefer the colours to be in furniture and accessories x


  3. I love the Scandinavian style, but I’m such a hoarder that I’d have to get rid of half my belongings in order to pull off the effortlessly cool minimalist look! I really like the idea of bright rooms that you can add lots of colour and texture to though, it also makes it super easy to change up the look rather than have to redecorate the whole room haha!

  4. Personally speaking I LOVE the Scandinavian design! Our house is meant to be minimal, and hopefully next wee Ryan and I can finally get there. We’re getting the living room painted which will take a load off our shoulders. Slowly but surely!

    Loved this post Jenny. I can totally see everything you described in my head – and I’m a bit jealous!

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