COASTAL SCANDI DESIGN STYLE
One of the most popular Interior Design styles I get asked to create is Coastal Scandi. It appeals to a wide audience because of its fresh, crips aesthetic. Coastal Scandi is a style that combines the elements of Scandinavian design with a coastal or beach-inspired aesthetic. It’s a popular choice if you want to create a light, airy and relaxed atmosphere.
Here’s some tips on how you can replicate this design style in your own home.
Neutral Colour Palette
Think whites, creams, greys and then introduce accents of blues, greens and sandy tones. This will help you create that bright and airy feel.
IMAGE: DULUX MODERN COASTAL
Natural materials will bring in warmth and texture, Light coloured wood like Birch and Sash along with elements of Rattan, Wicker and Seagrass for chairs, stools and rugs. Love the rattan inserts on this beautiful entertainment unit from @Abideinteriors
IMAGE: ABIDE INTERIORS ILUKA ENTERTAINMENT UNIT
Maximise natural light but using translucent blinds and sheer curtains within the space. An open plan layout is ideal. Mirrors can also help to create spaciousness and reflect light. The beautiful sheers featured here by Lifestyle Blinds & Awnings do a great job of still letting the light and softening the space.
IMAGE: LIFESTYLE BLINDS & AWNINGS
Simple, Functional Furniture
Scandinavian design is known for its minimalist approach, so choose furniture pieces with clean lines and functionality. Light colour upholstered furniture or natural fabric materials work well in this style.
IMAGE: BY LA FORMA - FEATURED THE MIHAELA SOFA
Nautical & Coastal Accents
Introduce subtle coastal elements through accessories and décor. Seashells, driftwood, rope details and coastal artwork can add a touch of seaside charm.
Textiles & Patterns
Incorporate cosy textiles to add warmth and comfort. Use lightweight, natural fabrics such as lines or cotton for curtains, throws and cushions. opt for simple patterns, like stripes or subtle geometric designs, to maintain the clean and uncluttered Scandinavian aesthetic.
PICTURED: MONTAUK COLLECTION BY WARWICK FABRICS
Bring the outdoors in by incorporating greenery. Scandinavian design often features plants as a way to add freshness and a connection to nature. Choose low-maintenance plants such as succulents or Scandinavian favourites like the fiddle-leaf fig or snake plant.
IMAGE: THE BALCONY GARDEN
Keep the design clean and clutter-free. Embrace minimalism and create storage solutions to keep everyday items out of sight. Open shelving can be used to display carefully curated collections or decorative items.
It’s all about creating a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere. Focus on simplicity, natural elements and a harmonious blend of Scandinavian and Coastal.
Need a little help pulling it all together? Ask me how.