Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Scatty About Scandi

This time 4 weeks ago i didn't even know what "SCANDI" was. I have been actively improving my home for over a year now & room by room it's coming together nicely. Pinterest has been my main source of inspiration & then when i realised much of what attracted me originated in Norway, i hit up Airbnb to look at REAL Norwegian homes & that is when i found out that my style was what is better known as Scandi.

I should of known that i would be scatty for Scandi as i have sought inspiration & wandered regularly around the many mock rooms at the Ikea Leeds store since it opened in 1995. It's my husbands pet peeve that i have to spend 2-3 minutes in each of the mocked up rooms furiously jotting down notes.

So for the past few months whilst decorating, my head has been filled to the brim with what i now know to be all things Scandi. It's minimal, yet not bare. Its cool, yet has an air of class. It's calming & somewhat monochrome, yet can have a well thought out splash of colour here & there. You have the odd bit of natural wood to add a balance of warmth, some Funky & unusual plants(preferably succulents) & then 1 or 2 geometric pieces thrown in to complete the theme.

As you can see from the title picture & the picture above, i have unknowingly been decorating my house in this style for quite a while & absolutely loving it. However, now that i am becoming somewhat of an expert on what does & what doesn't constitute Scandi i can see odd pieces around my home that don't quite fit the brief. Case in point & the next thing on my shopping list to replace is the glass/silver coffee table above. Although its clean & minimal looking i can see that a plain white or warm natural wood coffee table would fit much better.

Similarly in my bedroom(pictured in the title picture & below) i have a VERY OLD divan bed which currently is sagging in the middle & has 4 drawers i can barely open due to said sagging. The headboard is a hand me down fake brown pleather & well i just hate it in its entirety. However, i have found a bargainous scandified(is that even a word?) bed that i can't wait to receive. When it arrives it will complete my bedroom & will spark what will be the first of many blog posts about how i am slowly turning my British abode into a Scandinavian dream.

Until then you can check out my Living Room Tour over on my YouTube channel. Also let me know if you are a Scandi connoisseur & spot anything in the video that does not fit with the theme or could be added to complete the room.

Hej Da xxx



  1. Love that you're getting more and more 'Scandified' :) I'm so happy to see that more and more Brits are warming up to the style I've lived in all my life.

    1. I just love it Jennie. You are so lucky to of grown up with it. Such light, such calm, such comfort. As an X-Travel Agent it's also made crave a holiday to Scandinavia. Where would you recommend for my first trip?


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