Give your home an uplifting mood with a colourful Scandi-style scheme
Scandi style isn’t all about layering white on white – this season, it has been given a colour upgrade with fun pops of pastel for a fresher, brighter feel. Get out of neutral and update a pared-back look with a palette of pretty pastels or zesty neons.
Leon dining chairs, £99 for four, Tesco Direct
A Scandi vibe works in any kind of home and blends the best of mid-century
design heritage with contemporary trends, country credentials and urban
attitude. This trend is easy to add to a neutral room – simply add a row of bright cushions to your sofa, line up some colourful crockery in your kitchen or paint chairs, shelves and picture frames in a mix of shades. For furniture, stick to classic, Scandi-inspired designs in natural materials with fluid lines.
Hanging factory lamp in Mint Green, £185, Out There Interiors
Aqua and lime accents bring a breath of fresh air to a grey scheme.
Lennox bed linen, £50; cushions, from £20 each; all Ben de Lisi range, Debenhams
Kick back on this oversized beanbag – perfect for a den or teen’s bedroom.
The Piggy bag, £79, Made.com
Show off a single bright bloom in each of these understated wooden vases.
Wooden vases, from £40 each, Linea range, House of Fraser
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Neutral upholstery is the perfect backdrop for cushions in a mix of mid-century style patterns and colours – this wide armchair is big enough for two to cosy up in.
Gibson snuggle chair, £550, Next
Give a kitchen or kid’s room an instant hit of colour with this retro-inspired clock.
Elements clock in red, £9.99, Dunelm
Add pops of geometric pattern to bring an urban edge to a simple country scheme.
Geo hand towel, £4; Geo bath towel, £6; Stripe bath towel, £6; Chenille bath mat, £8; all Tate range, George