The Scandinavian style is fast becoming a fan-favorite amongst the residents of Singapore. Its clean aesthetic, cozy vibe, and neutral palette are all perfectly suited for homeowners who want their abodes to look welcoming and stylish at the same time. However, this style looks even better when you can bring in some personal touches to spruce it up even more. Here’s how you can do that:
1. What’s your hobby?
Part of the charm of a Scandinavian style home interior is that it is very cozy, but while improtu props such as couch cushions, throws, and tiny planters can help you emulate this vibe, nothing can quite beat personal touches. And what is more personal than showcasing your hobby? So, if you play an instrument? Showcase it! Got a book collection? Get a statement-worthy bookcase! Love collecting quotes? Build a tasteful gallery wall!
2. Get creative with wood
Wood – or alternately: wooden textures in various materials – are an integral part of a Scandinavian style ambiance. You must be thinking, “How can I possibly personalize something like that?” Well, don’t worry. All you have to do is consult your designer on how to add some customized patterns on such surfaces. The accent wall in this image is a great example of this technique.
3. Dark colours
As far as functional spaces like kitchens are concerned, you can personalize them by choosing dark colours, fun accents, and quirky patterns that fit the Scandinavian theme. The idea is to add a rugged or bold appeal to leech away the impersonal look of such spaces. Dark colours fight off the starkness and the right texture/pattern can make a lot of difference in the overall perception of the ambiance.
4. Props always matter
While personal props such as books and musical instruments work in communal and private spaces, kitchens and bathrooms are a whole other matter. You can elevate the Scandinavian aspects of such spaces and add personal touches by hand-picking the right props: a live-edge accent tray with food items, Scand-industrial bar stools, and themed light fixtures are all a great option.
5. Showcase your closet/wardrobe
As far as bedrooms are concerned, you can get the best of the Scandinavian theme by using the usual elements, but add some personal touches by showcasing your wardrobe items. You can opt for a walk-in closet with sliding doors or glass-encased wardrobes to get the desired effect.