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Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Sweden and Denmark are known for their elegant and minimalist interiors. Their style consists of calm and muted colours with rich and cosy textures that are perfect for the winter months. Scandi interiors are usually full of neutral and earthy colours such as white, grey, cream, brown and blue these colours are generally in pale shades to make rooms appear lighter to counteract the short daylight hours over winter. Scandi rooms often have white walls with highlights of colour around the room, sometimes geometric patterns and bolder colours are added, but only in small amounts. The typical Scandinavian interior will have 1 or 2 clean colours with wooden furniture and flooring to add warmth.
We have created style mood boards with inspiration to help you create this simplistic style in your own home.
According to a recent survey carried out by Hull 2017 City of Culture and GF Smith, in which thousands of people across the world were asked to choose their favourite colour, the world's favourite colour has been revealed as Marrs Green. This popular colour is a teal green hue that was named after Annie Marrs of Dundee, who suggested this vibrant colour.
Teal is an excellent colour to use when decorating your home, it is a bold colour that will transform any room. This vivid colour can be used for injecting a summer feeling into your home, making it feel rejuvenated and lively. When summer arrives you may feel you want to brighten your home and add a different style. A quick and cost effective way to add a splash of colour to you home is to change soft furnishings such as curtains, cushion covers and bedding. Doing this will bring a different feel to the room without having to totally redecorate. Colour psychology experts say that teal is a balanced and calming colour and is great for relaxing rooms such as the bedroom, bathroom or living room. Teal is a versatile hue that can be teamed with a wide variety of colours such as white, pink, brown, cream, gold, purple and orange.
Teal is an excellent statement colour for the bedroom, pairing it with crisp white can make your bedroom look clean and fresh. Teal in the bedroom can create a tranquil feeling to help you unwind after a busy day. Try adding teal accessories such as photo frames, scatter cushions, vases, throws, rugs and curtains to add hints of colour to the room. Be careful not to add too many teal accents to the room as it may become over powering.
As the temperatures rise and the sun starts to shine through your windows, it might be time to store away the thick duvet and cosy throws for when the weather gets colder again and get your home ready for the spring/summer season.
There are lots of touches that you can add to your home to create a cosy spring time feel, and you don't have to change your entire décor to do so.
Small touches like bunches of bright and pastel flowers or daffodils are perfect for brightening up the dull corners, and a few extra textile products can transform your home completely. Candles in fresh scents are also a nice touch for the spring season.
During the autumn months, you may like to fill your home with autumnal flowers in oranges and brown, cosy throws and fairylights, before the Christmas decorations take over during the winter. With a Christmas tree, lights and festive trinkets around your home during December and into the New Year, your home may feel a little bare and boring in the first couple of months in the year.
Now that spring is here, let's look at some little touches you can add to bring the sunshine into your home...
Christmas is just around the corner now, and you're probably furiously fighting your way through the crowds in the city centre on a Saturday afternoon, or browsing online for ideas on what to get your loved ones this year.
Textiles may not be your first thought when it comes to present ideas, but a new duvet cover or household item can make an amazing gift that is not only entertaining, but useful!
You would much rather spend money on something that will get used than a gift that gets stuck in a cupboard never to be looked at again, right?
We've put a few ideas together to cover almost anyone...
When you think of Scandinavia, what springs to mind?
Danish bacon? Swedish meatballs? Perhaps it's the Vikings that you first associate with this area of Europe.
All fair choices... But the Scandinavians have given us much more than just tasty food and some hefty chapters in school history books.
And one big trend that we're loving is the ever-growing popularity of Scandinavian style in home interiors and textiles.
Here, we've taken a look at the history of Scandinavian textile design, and give you some pointers on how to incorporate the style into your own home.
With Christmas just around the corner, you're probably looking to introduce some festive textiles into your home to get you in the spirit and ready for the season.
Alongside your Christmas tree, fairy lights and wreaths, tartan is the perfect print to incorporate with a traditional Christmas colour scheme of red and green.
However, tartan doesn't just have to be something we use in our homes at Christmas, it's also a fantastic print to decorate your rooms with all year round.
Here, we take a look at some of our favourite tartan textiles and delve deeper into the history of tartan and how it is made...
Flowers are definitely not just a summer look. Different floral prints are incredibly popular throughout the year, both in fashion and in your home.
And during Autumn and Winter, you can use florals to create a cosy place to relax when the weather is cold and gloomy outside.
You don't have to go all out with flowery wallpaper and furniture, but injecting floral prints into your rooms is a great way to freshen up your décor.
Introducing florals into any colour scheme or style can be so easy, so here are nine tips on how to mix and match styles to create a unique, cosy and fantastic looking environment...
As the seasons change and summer is well and truly over, it's time to look forward to seeing what autumn and winter bring. This time of year is always full of events and parties with Halloween, Bonfire Night and, of course, Christmas. But the weather often doesn't play nice and there is nothing better than curling up in your warm house on an evening instead.
However, it also means your energy bills go up, but the budget doesn't quite stretch to having the heating on 24/7. A lot of people also love to inject a bit of each season into their home but a complete redecoration of the whole house four times a year is just not possible.
So, how do you get your bedroom ready for winter?
We've put together some budget-friendly tips for your bedroom to ensure that it is warm, cosy and ready. The bedroom is the place where you spend most time relaxing, and is also the easiest room to overhaul on a budget with a variety of textiles that will suit any style of home and any taste.
Here are our favourite ways to get your bedroom winter ready...
As the start of term approaches once again, students across the country are looking forward to getting back to the city, moving back in with their friends, and putting their mark on their new accommodation.
Whether you've just got your A-level results and are nervously awaiting turning up to your student halls, hoping you'll actually get on with the five random house mates you've been given, or you're about to get stuck into third year and need somewhere to lock yourself away for hours to write the dreaded dissertation, we have some bedroom tips for you.
We've put together a list of ten items that will give you everything you need to make your private space perfect...
The vintage interior trend has been popular for some time now, and it doesn't look to be going away anytime soon.
As your bedroom is the one room that is yours to relax, keeping it organised and decorated in your favourite style is important. There is nothing worse than getting home after a long day at work to be greeted by a room with clothes all over your floor, an unmade bed covered in junk and a décor that you hate.
The vintage style works for anyone; it isn't too pink and girly, it suits all age ranges, and it can be a timeless décor that will last for years.