Get a retro Scandi look on a budget

This sophisticated mid-century scheme is easy to live with, characterful and packed with style. Find out how to shop the look – without breaking the bank...

living area with wooden floor and grey sofa and white floor

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Start with a pared-back palette of cool grey, bright white and natural wood textures, then add mid-century-style furniture - look out for clean lines and splayed feet to fast-track the look. Here, the geometric wallpaper transforms an awkward, disused alcove into a standout focal point, while adding a retro touch. Then, break up the look with punchy pops of orange and add modern hits of copper to bring the scheme up to date.

Calvin Klein Aqua Rug (opens in new tab), £375; Large Myers Sofa (opens in new tab), £925; Myers snuggler (opens in new tab), £789; Outdoor Pouffe (opens in new tab), £125; Copper Floor Lamp (opens in new tab), £139; all Barker & Stonehouse

Love this style? Here's how to get the look - for less!

retro ceramic mugs

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Mix and match this cool, retro-inspired Danish design in up to six different colourways.

Retro ceramic mugs (opens in new tab), £7.50 each, Rigby & Mac

white ceramic bird ornament

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Use this angular accessory to add a contemporary feel.

White ceramic bird ornament, from a selection at Dunelm (opens in new tab).

retro-inspired wallpaper

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This retro-inspired wallpaper is the perfect jumping off point for your scheme - although the print is small in scale, it works on a large surface because of the subtle colourway. Use the shades of white, grey, charcoal and terracotta to inspire your furnishings.

49065 wallpaper (opens in new tab), £39.50 per roll, Layers collection , Tektura Wallcoverings

urchin knitted pouffe

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Soften up the stark white walls and wooden floor with soft textures - this handy footstool doubles up as an ottoman when guests visit.

Urchin Knitted Pouffe (opens in new tab), £69, Barker & Stonehouse

orange diamond throw

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Break up the neutral look with pops of welcoming orange.

Orange Diamond throw (opens in new tab), £14.95, Myakka

copper floor lamp

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Give the scheme a modern spin with metallic touches, such as a copper floor lamp or brass mirror.

Copper floor lamp (opens in new tab), £138, MiaFleur

mid-century style print ties cushion

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This mid-century style print ties the look together perfectly.

Elin Cushion (opens in new tab), £25, John Lewis

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