You won’t see elaborate bedding sets here with dozens of coordinating accent pillows in a gazillion patterns. Here the emphasis is on simple pleasures and having nice things that last for many years to come. Think high-quality, warm bedding and soft, finely crafted linens you can pass down to your kid’s kids.
This attic bathroom has all the graphic drama of an M.S. Escher print, thanks to its geometric black-and-white tile floor. To keep the focus on that pattern, the rest of the room is simple: white backsplash, round mirror and a floating wood vanity.
Sleeping spaces are spare by design, free from all the distractions that can keep you from resting your body and mind. Super soft linens and bedding with a playful pattern in a soothing gray/green keep the room from feeling too stark.
A cozy white sectional pairs with a sleek gray coffee table and neutral floor poufs to create a comfortable space for friends and family to relax. A textured gray rug grounds the space, while exposed wood beams bring in a rustic vibe overhead.
Contemporary, Organic Living Space is Full of Light
Vaulted exposed wood beams are paired with three massive pendant lights to bring the 17-foot-high ceilings down and create a cozier environment. Simple yet comfortable furniture surrounds an oversized gray coffee table, while neutral floor poufs provide extra seating when needed.
In addition to pattern, texture is equally important. Whether it’s from a shaggy rug, fringed out blanket or sumptuous throw pillow. Also, adding one small touch that’s really personal or even playful helps to give a room warmth and personality.
It’s easy to see the appeal of Scandinavian design. Helga Jonsdottir’s home, located in the heart of Reykjavik is a classic example of this wildly popular trend. An aesthetic that hails from the Nordic regions of Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, this style is all about functional minimalism, but it’s not so stripped down that interiors feel cold and uninviting. They’re balanced with a bit of warmth, too and the Swedish call this lagom, meaning “just right”.
When a space is primarily white and clutter-free, simple everyday objects like a well-made chair or your favorite puffer jackets can become a colorful focal point. Less is more when it comes to Scandi-style so choose what’s out on display carefully and you’ll love the final result.
In spare spaces you can afford to do a bit of bold pattern. You can even mix and match, as long as there is some unifying element. In this room, it’s the vibrant red found in both the blankets and stuffed animals.
Painted Brick Walls, Modern Black and White Art and Sleek Glass TV Stand in Modern Loft Living Room
White painted brick walls are decorated with a modern black and white canvas to emphasize the minimalistic and modern design. A large plant brings a pop of color and life to the bright, neutral tones of the room and furniture.
The modern custom bed with built-in night stands is built to be low to the ground to create the sleek, contemporary feel of the space. The fireplace was darkened with a special application for a streamlined, modern look that contrasts with the neutrals and whites throughout the space.
To ensure the white-washed interior of their kitchen didn’t feel overly sterile the homeowners chose wooden countertops. It not only brings in a natural element, but the golden tones of the wood help warm up the space.
Scandinavian design features neutral colors and plenty of natural light like in this bedroom. Niki Brantmark, author of The Scandinavian Home, says, "Placing your furniture to get the most natural light and using curtains that allow the light to filter through will leave your home feeling more cozy and comfortable."