Stockholm Spring | Home decor | Argos
The Kari 3 seater blue sofa in Scandi-style living room.

Stockholm Spring

Thought Scandinavian décor was a fad? Think again. Managing to make minimalism homely and inviting, they've got contemporary interiors down to a T. Key to achieving the look is a less-is-more ethos - take the plunge with this décor-cleanse and you'll be rewarded with bright and uplifting spaces.

Keep furniture minimal and considered

Strip down to the essentials; over-filling with furniture is a no-no for making smaller spaces feel bigger. Think lightweight when it comes to styling too, so opt for light colours, blonde woods and streamlined shaping. Details like the tapered legs on our Kari sofa are definitive of Scandinavian designs.

Light is important

With such long winters, lighting plays a key role in Nordic homes - and while we're treated to a few more daylight hours here there's a lot to be said for the mood-boosting effect of light. Introduce industrial styling with ceiling lights and lamps, finishing each room off with a scattering of candles and lanterns.

Prints liven up your living space

Minimalist styling can sometimes feel stark; this look is anything but. In fact, paring back the base sets the scene for a playful use of prints. Inspired by the high contrast patterns seen in Scandinavian textiles, we've used the collection to accent and build energy room to room.

Clutter-free is key

But easier said than done, we know. Smart storage solutions, like an ottoman bed in the bedroom, will help keep surfaces clear. Another secret is to make storage a design feature, like a wooden clothes rail (for your condensed capsule wardrobe), or our wire memo board which doubles as an on-trend accessory.

Colour palette: Soft and organic

Crisp white, charcoal and black; monochrome is typical of minimalist styling. Layer on top bursts of foggy forest teals and softer chemise pink - they'll really sing against the neutral base. Natural finishes should be light, so choose blonde woods.

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