Bring the homely look of Scandi style into your kitchen with these decorating ideas
Scandinavian style is all about making a home feel calm, cosy and inviting. Most Scandi schemes start with fresh white walls and simple wooden flooring to create a clean backdrop for colourful displays of homeware. Get the look in your kitchen with our top Scandi decorating ideas…
1. Opt for wall-hung racks
Hanging cooking utensils on a rack beside the hob is an easy way to give your kitchen a more homely feel and it’ll free up space inside kitchen cupboards, too. The same goes for a ceiling rack for hanging up pots and pans. You’ll earn extra style points if you invest in some copper pans, which are all over the high street this season.
2. Choose wire storage
Give your kitchen a back-to-school look with wire storage pieces. A wall-hung unit is the ideal place to store tumblers and clip-top glass jars – be selective about what to display so the overall effect is attractive, not cluttered.
3. Display tableware in a vintage unit A painted metal storage unit for storing glassware is a great way to add colour and a vintage look to a white scheme. Look out for pieces at vintage fairs or on eBay.
4. Make a feature of canisters and glass jars
Add interest to an all-white kitchen by decanting dried goods, such as flour, pasta and rice, into clip-top glass jars and lining them up on a shelf. Some trailing house plants will help to add colour and create a welcoming feel.
5. Create a chalkboard wall
Painting a large area of a wall in chalkboard paint to create a noteboard is a simple way to bring character to a pared-back room. For a more contemporary look, paint a section of wall from floor to ceiling and use a chalkboard pen to create a menu-inspired artwork.
6. Store fresh food in wicker basketsDisplaying fruit and veg in wicker baskets and wirework trugs is an affordable way to add relaxed country style to your kitchen. Add colour by growing herbs in zinc pots, too.
7. Paint dining furniture whiteA simple white and red scheme is an instant way to nail a Scandi look. Rub down pine farmhouse chairs and give them two coats of white paint to help them blend into a white scheme, then add pops of red with cosy cushion covers.
8. Add warmth with oak
A pale Scandi scheme can instantly be softened with the addition of natural surfaces. Oak worktops or a freestanding shelving unit will add character and lend a laid-back country vibe.