With these top tips from Danish furniture brand BoConcept, you’ll nail that Scandi-chic look in no time
With our constant scrolling through Pinterest for home décor inspo, you’d think that we would have become experts at nailing that oh-so-chic minimalist Scandinavian look by now. But we gotta admit: from making sure our fave furniture pieces don’t clash to choosing the right sofa (so many textures, sizes, colours, oh my!), we’ve discovered that putting together the dream home ain’t that easy after all. Thankfully, BoConcept’s resident interior stylist, Rou Ying, is here to give us the lowdown on how to recreate that effortless Scandi vibe in our homes.
Select the right colour palette
Throw all your magpie tendencies out the window, because in a Scandi pad, less is more. Stick to a muted palette of white, grey and oak, and you won’t go wrong.
Rou Ying says: “My personal fave is the Cupertino desk ($1,495). With clean lines and slim proportions, it’s quite the epitome of minimalism.”
Accessorise with soft furnishings
If you ask us, there’s nothing better than coming home to an intimate and cosy ambience –which is exactly what Scandi-styled home design is known for. Rou Ying’s top tip for pulling off the homey vibes? Opt for soft furnishings like plants, paintings, throws and cushions to complement the muted tones and clean lines.
Rou Ying says: “Loose furnishings like this bamboo ladder wall décor ($195) doubles as an organiser and decorative piece, creating an inviting ambience to your space.”
Create a light atmosphere
Another signature style of a Scandi-themed home are rooms that feature plenty of light and space. Get that uncluttered look with furniture pieces that are elevated from the ground, such as sofas with higher and slimmer legs.
Rou Ying says: “Achieve an illusion of a lighter look to your space with pieces like the Bornholm coffee table ($395). A light wooden finish expresses the Nordic style which emanates calmness.”
Opt for loose pieces
Want that effortless and laid-back atmosphere? Shake off built-in furniture pieces and go for loose ones for a more relaxed vibe.
Rou Ying says: “Open shelving helps to free up your living space, like the Como wall system ($2,145). You can even combine multiple units to create an open library!”
Embrace an open layout
Think out of the box, or in this case, room. Communal spaces add to the illusion of an open and larger living area.
Rou Ying says: “You can use multi-functional pieces like the Milano dining table ($2,095) to seamlessly integrate the living and dining space.”
Get an interior decorating consultation!
If decorating your home still seems like a daunting task, we feel ya. Just swing by BoConcept for a consultation, where the resident interior decorator, Rou Ying, will chat with you about your dream home and draw up a 3D proposal. Simply place your order and let BoConcept’s service team take care of the delivery and assembly logistics. To book an appointment for a consultation with Rou Ying, click here.
BoConcept, Paragon Shopping Centre, #04-01/02/03, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895, p. 6736 0777.
This article is sponsored by BoConcept.