Scandi-chic for me is simple and minimalist but warm and stylish. Our 1930s Victorian home is quite short on space, so making rooms feel bigger than they are is always key. Pulling up the carpet and painting the floorboards white was the start.
Here are my five easy steps to get a Scandi-chic look in your home:
1. Go white:
Make a simple statement and create a little drama by going bold, crisp white. Walls, floorboards, bedding, furniture… white never goes out of fashion and you can simply revamp this look again and again by just changing up the colour of your accessories.
2. Simple storage:
Scandinavian style is all about clever storage solutions. When scrolling through all the gorgeous photos on Instagram or Pinterest I kept thinking; “where is all their clutter?”. Cleverly hidden, is where. We brought our first storage Ottoman bed, it is the best thing we have purchased for saving space and also looking good. I feel a fool for not hiding all my junk inside one sooner.
3. Complimentary colours:
Scandi-chic isn’t just about white, a splash of colour against a white back drop is simple and striking. You can change your look regularly depending on your mood so every few seasons you could repaint or paper your feature wall.
Add texture with natural materials such as leather, fur, wood, wools and linens to make your room somewhere you long to curl up after a hard day. Quirky cushions, bright throws and geometric style rugs will add warmth and ambience.
5. Go Green:
Houseplants are a great accessory for bringing positive energy into your home. Bringing nature inside adds depth and calmness to any room, plants are said to bring zen to your sleeping space increasing oxygen and reducing stress.
To create this fresh spring look I teamed up with Valspar paint.
We’re really pleased with the finish Valspar has given, I can honestly say we believe it’s superior to market leaders and covers better than other leading brands.
The fact it’s wipeable and scrub-able is perfect for us as we have two children (a one and a three-year-old) so scuffs and knocks happen constantly.
Valspar have 2000 colours available in store, which is crazy! They can also create a brand new unique colour perfect for you with their colour match service. Take your favourite cushion, T-shirt, pair of shoes or lamp shade into B&Q and they will match the paint colour precisely.
What paint we used:
For feature wall: Valspar Organic Woodland (dark green) premium v700 matt
For walls & ceiling: Valspar white premium v700 matt
For woodwork (floors, doors, skirting boards): Valspar primer undercoat and Valspar trade pure brilliant white satin for topcoat.
Recreate my look:
* This post is sponsored by Valspar as always all thoughts and opinions are my own and 100% genuine.*