Scandinavian bedroom ideas

Bring Scandi elegance into your home with a palette of pale neutrals, natural materials and simple but beautifully made furniture.

In Scandinavian interiors, the emphasis is on magnifying natural light to combat the long, dark winters, so a repetitive colour palette of whites, beige, cool blues and soft grey is a good choice to use throughout your bedroom. If you’re looking for bedroom paint ideas; darker, earthy shades of charcoal, brown, navy and black can be used sparingly as accents colours for furniture and accessories, providing light and shade and creating visual interest. Remember, a huge emphasis is placed on white bedroom ideas and colour schemes, so it may be best to start with white or off-white walls as the base.

Scandinavians have a real appreciation of natural, raw materials, from ceramic, clay, wood and stone to tactile linen, wool, felt and fur. Floors and walls are neutral in colour, whether it’s a dark ceramic floor to contrast against pale walls, or wooden floorboards that have been whitewashed or polished to bounce light around a room. Window treatments are simple and pared back to let in as much light as possible.

After more bedroom ideas? Take a look at some dazzling bedroom colour schemes and our beach themed bedrooms for inspiration.

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