Get a retro Scandi look on a budget

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  • 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...

    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, £375; Large Myers Sofa, £925; Myers snuggler, £789; Outdoor Pouffe, £125; Copper Floor Lamp, £139; all Barker & Stonehouse

    Love this style? Here’s how to get the look – for less!

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

    Retro ceramic mugs, £7.50 each, Rigby & Mac

    Use this angular accessory to add a contemporary feel.

    White ceramic bird ornament, from a slection at Dunelm.

    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, £39.50 per roll, Layers collection, Tektura Wallcoverings

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


    rchin Knitted Pouffe

    , £69, Barker & Stonehouse

    Break up the neutral look with pops of welcoming orange.

    Orange Diamond throw, £14.95, Myakka

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

    Copper floor lamp, £138, MiaFleur

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

    Elin Cushion, £25, John Lewis


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