Shake up your country scheme with cool Scandi style

From simple shelving to pared-back palettes, try these 6 ideas for putting a Scandi twist on a country scheme

1. All White

For a fast-track to Scandi style, try layering different shades of white and cream. Add a rustic vibe with distressed furniture, natural wood and fresh foliage.

For similar shabby-chic dining chairs, try using Old White chalk paint, £18.95 for 1ltr, Annie Sloan

white furniture table chair pillow with brick wall

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2. Prints Charming

Bring a country scheme up to date with geometric prints and pops of fresh colour. Ice blue, cool white and pebble grey enliven mid-century furniture, whilst patterned wallpaper adds a contemporary touch.

Spey Stripe wallpaper in River Blue/Pebble, £60 per roll, Angie Lewis range, St Jude’s Fabrics & Papers

living room sofa with printed wall

(Image credit: St Jude’s Fabrics & Papers)

3. Shelve It

Give a country living room a Scandi edge by opting for a soft, neutral palette with bursts of leafy green. Focus on simple, white décor with minimal displays; open shelving with rattan baskets and dainty artworks has a crisp, modern feel.

Lack shelving, from £5 for a 30cm length, Ikea

living room with tv unit and sofa set

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4. Material Gains

If an all-white scheme isn't for you, try a bolder take with deep blues and tactile materials. Complement the moody hue with cool concrete and steel textures – a trio of industrial-style lamps or silver-lined pendants complete the look.

For similar stools, try the vintage industrial high stool, £190 each, Hicks & Hicks

kitchen island with bar stools

(Image credit: Hicks & Hicks)

5. Style Statement

Give simple, country-style furniture a modern Scandi lift with bold, angular accessories. A large statement lamp in slate grey, square artworks and matching cushions give the room a more structured feel.

For a similar lamp, try the Pole, £120, Habitat

living room with sofa set and floor lamp

(Image credit: Habitat)

6. Metal Works

Liven up a neutral dining room with some bold metallic accents. Here, a copper jug, toaster and string shelving add dimension to a cool grey palette, whilst the striking copper pendant steals the show.

Large Merle copper and wood pendant light, £217, Artisanti

kitchen with hanging lights and table with bar stools

(Image credit: Artisanti)