5 successful ways to combine minimalism with Scandinavian style

The Scandinavian and minimalist styles are two of the most popular choices of décor when it comes to refurbishing your homes in Singapore. People love the easy charm and spaciousness that they come with. However, using them together instead of individually can have double the impact and give you much more visual diversity! Let’s take a look at 5 successful ways you can combine minimalism with the Scandinavian style:


1. Be frugal with colors

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 One thing that both the minimal and Scandinavian style have in common is the major color scheme, so let’s start here. The neutral palate is a major part of combining these two aesthetics. You simply need to decide on a color scheme, and then choose which materials can represent which style better. The furniture can be best represented through distressed wood while the minimalist accents can be added through stark while laminates!


 2. Balance between too little and too much

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 While the minimalist style is all about making the most of the bare bones of a home, the Scandinavian style is a little more accessorized then that. This is why you must always strike the balance between the two styles when it comes to décor. Don’t overdo it, but going full-scale minimalist can be a little jarring too, so trust your instincts with that.


 3. An ode of Scandinavia

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Minimalism does not appreciate frou-frou patterns and other tactile or visual additions, but the Scandinavian style is a little more lenient with this aspect. You can meet halfway with both aesthetics by going for a pattern that features clean, crisp lines in an understated and relaxing color. The blue and white striped bed sheet in this image is a great example.


 4. Go for a stark backdrop

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 When you combine the minimal and Scandinavian aesthetics, here’s a thumb rule for combining the best parts of both. Create a stark, minimal backdrop with zero ornamentation and then overlap it with stylish Scandinavian furniture. This way, the backdrop provides a nice canvas for the trendy furniture counterparts, giving your space a holistic look.


 5. Balance is key

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When it comes to furniture design, Scandinavian accents are the best way to go. However, you better not forget the minimal counterparts. It can be challenging to find furniture that complements both styles, but it’s not impossible. You can even get creative with the in-built carpentry to articulate the perfect balance of both styles in your homes.


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