3 Easy Scandinavian Design Trends for 2018

With every new and approaching year, comes new inspiration and design ideas. During 2017 we saw a large amount of ‘Hygge’ or cozy and happy arrangements making their way through living rooms and bedrooms all over the United States.

Currently we’re at a mid-point in the year, its no longer the beginning of the year, but it’s definitely not half way through. What a better time to spice up your existing spaces with these top 3 easy Scandinavian design trends moving on through the rest of 2018.

Number 1: A touch of Blue, Accent Color

Blue Accents Go Great against White (image: BJORN WALLANDER)

Monochromatic style has run rampant throughout the interior design community, and we don’t have a problem with it! However, we’re noticing a strong move back towards color. Touches and accents of blue throughout a mostly monochromatic space provides some mood and drama in a space that could be brightened up.

Here is a couple of our favorite accessories and pieces you can use to add that touch of blue to your personal design moment.

Dorian Box                          Marcy Chair (marine)                         Waring Vase

Easily accent any glass or neutral coffee tables or shelves with accessories bursting with sapphire radiance such as the Dorian Box, to case some of your nick-knacks  or a truly more artistic approach with the ocean ripple inspired Waring Vase. If you’re looking for a seating option, we love the Marcy Chair’s deep blue upholstery as well as silver colored studs encompassing the bottom.

Number 2: Storage as Decor (No longer hidden)

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This Walk-By Closet is nothing to try to hide.

For years its been a challenge to find a way to balance your minimal interior design style, with the fact that as humans we typically have a lot of items or goods that we need preserved and held onto. For this reason, we are ecstatic about this Scandinavian trend of highlighting a visually appealing storage piece, rather than trying to shove it under your bed.

We chose some eye-catching and fun pieces within our collection of designer furniture, that can house all that stuff (junk) you just can’t let go of, in a way you’ll want to show off to guests.

Brentwood Accent Etagere     Chest of Drawers          Lyon Biblioteque 

If you’re a collector, you probably have an arrangement of random statues, figures, or any other formations that just have to go somewhere. We’ve found the Brentwood Accent Etagere is a stylish way to display all these goods. Maybe you just have a lot of extra clothes or items you don’t want on display, but need to access frequently. The Grange Chest of Drawers is a marvel for housing a whole lot of items. The way the drawers are arranged on different sides encourages placing this item in a more open space, and the color finished panels make it easy. Lastly, this one is for you book worms out there, when the books you read just happen to have beautiful and endearing covers what better way to store your collection than this rotating Jasper biblioteque? Show off all the different titles you’ve read, while also creating an alluring design moment.

Number 3: “Lagom” Lifestyle Inspired Pieces

The phrase Lagom is a Swede, or Scandinavian term that simply means: a balance in everything. If there’s something us as Americans have been trying to achieve in our lives, it is definitely a Lagom way of life. While the Swedes might have already mastered this, you can easily start your journey to a balanced lifestyle with these responsible furniture purchases.

ted boerner reverie steel frame case
TED BOERNER – Reverie Steel Frame Case
marian jamieson lighting beam chandelier
MARIAN JAMIESON – Beam Chandelier

TED BOERNER Steel Frame Case, MARIAN JAMIESON Beam Chandelier

We chose these two exquisite pieces because they combine the industrial vibes of modern design, with rustic and older ways of life. The Reverie Steel Frame Case featuring photo backed glass slabs depicts an open field of greenery, encompassed into dark steel framing that we love. The Beam Chandelier is a very Lagom take on a traditional candle chandelier, this sleek glass cased antique brass candle lights, atop the macassar ebony strip really bring out the best of traditional candle chandelier lighting, and the advances in sleek and minimal design.

What do you think of our 3 Easy DIY Scandinavian design trends? Let us know if you give any of these a shot, or share your favorite easy DIY Scandinavian trend in the comments!

 

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