Do you wish to stay closer to nature? Do you love modern and uncluttered interior designs?
Echoing the hint of contemporary styles and featuring natural elements, giving you a luxurious feel of being in Iceland, Nordic homes are for you!
Renowned for their utility, simplicity, beauty and calming effects, Nordic homes have a style centered on warm functionality, flawless craftsmanship and understated elegance. Unvarnished wood paired with wool-like rugs create a welcoming and cosy space away from formality.
The good news is you don’t have to be a European to own Nordic home. You can own a perfect Nordic home while living in Singapore.
Check out the following ideas to give your home a Nordic makeover:
1. Traditional Light Flooring
Wall-to-wall or patterned carpeting does not go with Nordic interior designs. You must choose traditional flooring made up of hardwood and painted in natural or white shade.
A light-coloured floor gives you a wide range of wall options. You can choose a great foil for dark walls. Pale honey-coloured or light ash-toned wood walls always look nice with white flooring.
You can try different shades of neutral colours in your flooring as all these hues make your space feel larger and inviting. Keep it all white as shown in the image above for an effortless style.
2. Incorporate Neutral Colours
Most people believe that Nordic home interiors are all about white or grey shades.
Not true at all!
You can pair white and grey with hints of lovely blush pink, baby blue, mint green and soft grey for a subtle dash of colour.
Inspired from dark, foggy forests, Nordic homes boast incredible muted and greyed-off shades. Sometimes, you can think inky blues, washed greeny-greys and charcoal, and stormy teal and greens as well.
If you love the minimalist Nordic style, choose a monochrome palette for a clean and thoughtfully curated look.
Soft white, soft amber, darker blue, dark greens, and pale putty and moss colours are also in trend for Nordic homes.
3. Minimalistic Clutter-Free Interiors
If you love too many accessories, Nordic homes are not for you.
It’s because keeping it clutter-free is the biggest characteristic of Nordic interior designs. You have to make your space limited in unnecessary clutter.
Implement storage wisely in the form of proper and well-organized shelves and cabinets.
The decor is intentionally kept less to make the space look clean, calming and visually relaxing.
4. Lighting Is The Key
Featuring balanced lighting and minimal ornamentation, Nordic homes feel dreamy.
Light fixtures in a Nordic home should be practical, simple and neutral. Lighting should share the same clean lines as the interior, furniture and other items in the house.
Choose a mix of contemporary lights for the feeling of luxury and warmth. In the dining room, get a wooden floor lamp to make your space feel inviting and relaxing.
Inexpensive pendant lights should work in a Nordic bathroom and kitchens.
Lighting should complement the overall interior in your Nordic home.