Scandinavian bedrooms are cozy, comfortable and ideal for profound relaxation.
From this article, you will get to know how to create such a bedroom for your house or apartment.
Scandinavian bedrooms look clean, simple and airy. Even if the room is small and faces North, such an approach to design will add light and space to it.
The Scandinavian style is all about practicality: the premise should be uncluttered and there should be few or no purely decorative objects in it.
From this article, you will get to know how to create a peaceful and stylish Scandinavian bedroom for any budget.
The Scandi style is not limited exclusively to white color.
Faded blue, pale pink, blush pink or dark purple will make your bedroom look chic and relaxing. These shades will only highlight its calmness.
Mustard or burnt orange would look superb as well, especially as folksy prints over beige textiles.
Black painted walls would do too. After sunset, it will be deliciously dark in the room and you will be able to have a deep sleep.
Make sure your furniture and bed linen are light enough to create contrasts — if everything is dark, even a most spacious premise with large windows would look gloomy.
If you prefer wallpapers, blue and grey rustic prints will add charm to the room.
Wall paneling would make the room look tastefully eclectic — unless it is white. White panels might be too bright for a Scandi bedroom.
Painted floorboards, on the contrary, might be white or beige.
It is one of the easiest and the most spectacular DIY elements that you can add to your bedroom.
Such floorboards pair well with deep blue wallpapers and dark decor accents.
To maximize the amount of natural light in the room, discard heavy curtains. Opt for minimal window coverage, such as shutters or blinds.
This recommendation is especially relevant for bedrooms with small windows.
Scandinavian bedrooms that have vaulted ceilings with wood beams look especially stunning.
It would be wise to leave the wood its natural beige color. To add warmth to the premise, buy a wood side table and a wood accent chair.
A neutral wood bed (or at least a bed with a neutral wood headboard) would accentuate the minimalist aesthetic of the space.
The more functional the bed and the fewer fancy elements it has, the better.
Add Layered Textures
There are two types of Scandi bedrooms: rustic and traditional or modern and minimalistic. In both cases, the texture is essential.
Purchase gray or beige linen sheets and let them stay wrinkled — the room should look lived-in but never sterile.
Buy multiple pillows and thick soft throws. A soft headboard might come in handy for those who enjoy reading in bed: attach velvet cushions against logs or wall panels and add soft target lighting.
Opt for Mid-century Furniture
One of the biggest merits of the Scandinavian style is that it easily fits any budget.
If you want the premise to look sleek and classy, purchase modern bedroom furniture.
If your budget is limited, you will find superb decor items in second-hand stores. The aim is to make the space look minimalistic, rustic and quirky at the same time.
A mid-century bed, dresser or nightstand will make your room snug and unique.
Recycled or distressed wood looks magnificent in a Scandi interior.
If an object that you like fails to fit the color palette of your room, never hesitate to repaint it.
Your bedroom should not double as a storage room. Put a simple clothes rail there, choose cute hangers for it and never overcrowd it.
Even worn clothes will look fabulous when surrounded by a Scandinavian interior. Your old jeans and jumpers will turn into trendy decor elements.
Choose Distinctive Details
These are just a few examples of items that will add character to your Scandinavian bedroom.
- White leaning wall ladder. You can store a robe on it, or throw a blanket on it, or hang beads and belts on its crossbars.
- Plants. Ideally, they should be natural. But if you are not ready to take care of them, feel free to get fake alternatives. Avoid putting fake plants on a windowsill or another place where they would be exposed to direct sun rays because they might fade and deteriorate.
- Brass or copper lighting. It might be a brass pendant in the center of the ceiling or two matching sconces above the nightstands. Instead of one harsh overhead light, create multiple pools of light across the room with the help of multiple small bulbs. Candles are always welcome too.
- Cowhide rugs. Black-and-white rugs will become an opportune addition to the Scandi color palette. Consider hanging black-and-white framed photos on the walls to match the cowhide patterns.
- Simple artwork. Add no more than three pieces of art to the room and let them be large. Primitive or abstract painting will be a spot-on choice, while representational works would look out of place. Avoid creating a gallery wall because that would destroy the meditative atmosphere of the room.
- Mirrors. It might be a large mirror on the wall or a mirrored surface or a door or shelving. Mirrors without frames are indispensable for Scandinavian interiors because they add more light to the room and make the premise look even cleaner.
- A fireplace. Artificial fire can become the main color accent of the premise.
Also, you might want to create a space to sit and read. It will ideally fit the balanced and solitary aesthetics of a Scandi bedroom.
If there is enough space, buy a big cozy armchair.
Otherwise, purchase a hanging chair and put some textiles on it: a sheepskin, faux fur, or multiple pillows.
Scandinavian bedrooms look equally stunning in large private houses and compact urban apartments.
If you do not want to hire a designer, it should be very easy for you to create a nice room with your own hands.
On the Internet, you will find thousands of photos for inspiration. Avoid over cluttering, mix textures, experiment with second-hand and DIY items.
In a Scandi bedroom, you will always feel cozy and relaxed.