Your Bedroom Style Guide: Scandanavian

In recent years, Scandinavian and Hygge-style interior decor has swept through the whole of Europe and beyond. Ever since it really started to emerge in the 1950s, Scandinavian design has since become a staple in homes across the globe. This perfect blend of the clean and simple with warm textiles and wellness-driven design has turned homes into more comfortable places to live, so what better room to decorate in such a style than the bedroom?

Neutral Tones

Clean, neat, cosy – these are all words that come to mind when thinking of Scandinavian design and colour has a lot to do with it. Whites, blacks, greys and browns are common choices in a range of hues, designed to create a calm, muted environment that’s still airy and light enough to be comfortable, even when the weather is dull and dreary outside. Generally, white is the dominant shade, with blacks and greys as well as other pastel hues acting as accents or secondary colours.

Pictured: Samuel Velour Upholstered Headboard


Lighting can make or break Scandanavian design. Traditionally, Scandinavian countries don’t get much light throughout the winter months, often as little as 6 or 7 hours and as a result, having enough forms of lighting around the home is a must. This can be anything from ceiling lights and lamps, to candles. Having a mix of cool and warm lights can make it easier to set the mood, making for a cosy, comfortable room. 

Scandinavian design is very focused on creating an ambience that makes staying at home and indoors a comfortable experience. For an almost whimsical glow, candles can give exactly that while creating a relaxing atmosphere that’s perfect for a bedroom.

Warm Textiles

You can never have too many blankets or cushions in general but for a Scandinavian bedroom interior, they really are a key point for getting the design down. In countries where this design originated, cold weather is common and so thick blankets, wool or mohair throws and other soft furnishings are a must-have to keep the bedroom feeling and looking warm and cosy. An upholstered headboard can offer the same benefits, creating a soft and warm space to sit with a warm drink and a book or laptop.

Pictured: Braque Upholsterd Floor Standing Headboard

Combine Wood And Metal 

The term ‘rustic’ is often thrown around alongside Scandinavian design and this usually manifests in a mixture of wooden and metal accents. Wood tends to take precedence, featured in flooring, tables, bedside cabinets and, of course, headboards, while metal accents have become more prominent in recent years, particularly in lamps, sconces and ceiling lights.

Pictured: Hampstead White Slatted Headboard

Make The Most Of Plants

In a time where more and more people don’t have a substantial garden, house plants are quickly taking over as a source of greenery and nature in the home. They also happen to be a great way to enhance a Scandinavian interior. They offer a pop of colour and a natural element to an already neutral and airy design and have even been reported to reduce stress and fatigue, as well as the risk of sore throats, headaches and colds.

Scandinavian interior design keeps warmth, cleanliness and relaxation at its heart, with airy and simple designs that are easy to navigate and maintain while offering all of the benefits of a cosy and comfortable space. Take a look at our headboards and find the perfect inspiration for you.

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