Posted 13.07.18

The Two Sides of Scandi Style

Scandinavian Style

The trend for all things Scandinavian has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Their love of no-nonsense style, clean lines and a muted colour palette has been embraced by interior designers and home decorators alike who are looking for a piece of calm in a modern world.

The more recognisable Scandi style of pale wood, geometric lines and a palette of dove grey and white has recently been joined by its dusky sibling; dark walls, rustic textures and tones of charcoal and navy.

Which style of Scandinavian inspired design do you prefer?


Scandi Simplicity

Scandi Simplicity is all about light, bright laid-back style. Furniture is clean and tailored and takes its inspiration from Mid-Century design. The minimalist approach is warmed up with natural textures and interesting patterns. Houseplants feature heavily in Scandinavian interiors; adding freshness even in the harshest of seasons.

Scandi Inspired Sofas

Mallory 4 Seater (Tweedy Weave - Goat Beard) and Holly 3 Seater (Vintage Velvet - Morning Mist)

Finish the look with retro style furniture, textured accessories and faux foliage:

Scandi Inspired Accessories

Coffee Table - Maisons du Monde, Harlington Rug - The Lounge Co., Faux Fern - Trouva, Cotton Throw - Bloomingville


Nordic Noir

Something dark is stirring in Scandinavian style souls; a moodier, more sophisticated ‘Nordic Noir’ has emerged. Darker colours combine with more opulent finishes such as metals and marble, to create a look that is more Nordic Night than Scandi Summer. Oversized art prints and dark foliage create shadowy style.

Scandi Inspired Sofas

Georgia 2 Seater (Velvet Touch - Slate Shadow) and Paloma 3 Seater (Washed Cotton - Nordic Dusk)

Finish the look with accessories in a dark palette and an array of moody framed prints:

Scandi Inspired Accessories

Faux Acer - Evergreen Direct, Framed Print - Juniqe, Marble Tray Table - Wayfair, Kingston Rug - The Lounge Co.

Choose your Scandi Style

Whether you’re drawn to the light side with its airy overtones or prefer the shadowy angle of Scandi style, at The Lounge Co. you’ll find the perfect sofa to sit centre stage in your living room.