6 Trendy Scandinavian Winter Must Haves for the Bedroom / Ikea

ikea is everyones favorite home decor store. Its simple, minimalistic and very affordable. One of the best things of ikea is that their style often resembles the Scandinavian and danish decor: white and black, clean lines, simplicity and  modern.

With their furniture being so simple, you can even customise each piece to your own liking.

With winter being around the corner, these are some way your can change your bedroom and make it more cozy with it still being minimal and scandinavian inspired.

Check out these 9 bedroom decor ideas from IKEA:

  1. Make a make shift hammock in your room for those cold late night relaxing vibes.
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2. Add a soft colour blanket for some extra coziness and extra warmth.

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3. Adding Simple yet artistic pictures of plants gives the space more colour and identity. These ones are super minimal just white frames and a pop of green.

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4. Candles are the ultimate item to own for winter. They scream cozy, comfy, take a bath, put that netflix on and relax.

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5. Switch out your white lights for some yellow lighting for that spa like environment.

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6. Buy some books for your side table. Reading before sleeping helps to grow your mind and soul.

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5 Scandi Ways to Transition your Home for Summer

Summer is coming up soon or may have already started where you are, and these are some ways you can make the transition from spring to summer. Scandinavian decor works so well during summer because of its simplicity and elegance. Summer is mostly directed to minimal, clean and bright spaces for a peace of mind during the heat.

The best way to incorporate summer into your home is to have a white base and add some wood accent features throughout the space. For a more cohesive look, try and match all the wood color and texture. It makes the room seem more put together and luxurious in its own scandinavian way.

These are five ideas to help you make the transition:

  1. Use transparent type chairs to open the space. In the image you can see how the the space is more brighter and bigger due the the opacity – ness of the chairs. This creates a beautiful summery aesthetic for your home. The color of the chairs are also very important because it helps with neutralizing the space by matching it to the walls and surrounding.
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2. Pops of colour. Summer is the best time for color but for a scandi design too much color can look very messy and busy. Using just a pop of color in the more muted/ pastel zone can help bring some summer to your home. If you still feel the color is too strong, opting for some plants can also do the trick.

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3. If you still feel the color is too strong, opting for some plants can also do the trick. In the image below, you can see how simple and clean the green looks with the black and white, this helps to bring in some color for summer but simple remain true to the scandinavian design.

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4. Allow as much a light to enter, it gives the illusion of larger spaces. Reflecting light is very important for scandinavian design. It is one of their main features because the enlarges the space to seem bigger. In the image below you can see how small the bathroom really is but because of the light source coming from the ceiling and reflecting on the white marble walls, it just makes the space seem so much more bigger.

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5. Having white clean surfaces, allows light to reflect making the space seem very bright and summery. Try to not keep many items on your counter space as it can look very cluttered and especially for small spaces, it can make it look even more congested.

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7 Easy Ways to Create Your Office / Study Nook

Getting work done at home can be a challenge when there are so many distractions around. Creating a small home office / study can help you focus and you are most likely to concentrate on the work while you are there.

I found this image on pinterest, and tried to find similar items so that you can achieve a similar look. The elements are mostly wooden and black, which gives a scandi feel.

Its a great space saver technique if you are working with smaller sqm.

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Get the look:

 

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1. Mira Office Chair – Boraam

2. West Wick Mid-Century Modern 2 Drawer Rectangular Secretary Desk

3. Designs2Go 4 Tier Ladder Bookshelf Black

4. 6-Drawer Vertical File

5. Globe Electric Robin Pendant Fixture in Satin Black

6. Storage Basket with Lid

7. Makers gonna make 

9 Must Have Ikea Items For Scandinavian Decor

IKEA is the home to Scandinavian decor. Their features are very clean, minimal and white. I thought it would be a challenge to choose the black decor pieces and try to incorporate into your home. Black decor pieces make a statement and you don’t want to overpower the white. Adding these small touches here and there can make your living area very classy and elegant.

Check out these 9 decor ideas from IKEA:

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Get these simple pieces here: 

  1. LIVSLÅNG Metallic Grey Vase
  2. SOMMAR Dark Grey Plate
  3. BONDIS Wall Clock
  4. RIBBA Frame
  5. VÅRGYLLEN Cushions
  6. STENLILLE Rug
  7. KULLABERG Chair
  8. GURLI Throw
  9. GUALÖV Table

A few examples on how you can use these elements in your own place.

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Contrasting colours like black and white can seem to make the house very less colourful but it gives it a very clean and minimal scandinavian look. Adding small accents here and there, like with a clock, pillows or throws can change your space without breaking the bank.
If you want to corporate colour the best way is to use wood features which makes your space seem more homely.

 

Scandinavian Inspired: Create A Cozy Condo / Apartment

These are some ideas and details on how to create a cozy environment in your house. We always have the place in our house where no one really uses and its wasted space, and turning it into a cozy little area for you or your friends to just relax, read a book or chill at will definitely give its purpose!

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Dining table benches are very in this year! They are great space savers and can provide more seating areas.

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One of the ways you can cozy up the place is by adding shelves.

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Adding a pop of  warm colour makes the area seem more inviting.

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Little nooks like these always cozy up the place

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Scandinavian Inspired: Bathroom Organization

10+ Easy Bathroom Organization Tips. Time to purge, organize, declutter and clean! I love using these organization tips to utilize the space we have! These are some simple and easy ways you could re do your bathroom without spending a fortune but making it look like a million dollars 😉

                                                                                                 

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Pantry Shelving Organization

Check out these tricks to use when you want to make your pantry free organized and clean. These are some tips I found on how to maximise space and also keep it organized and neat.

I think having a pantry aesthetically pleasing to the eye can make your kitchen a more inviting place. One of the main tips for a clean kitchen is to de-clutter everything you have from utensils to spices. twice. I keep finding myself back in the kitchen trying to reduce how many things I dont use.

 

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1. Keeping all types for containers together can make the space organized. Also investing in the same type of container. Mason jars are now in and can really make your pantry look lavish!

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2. Here is another example on how having the same container can help organize the shelf. Also labelling it with some kind of label maker or chalk writing can give a more functional use.

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3. Adding some exposed shelves outside the normal pantry are can add more storage to the space.

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4. Magnetic strips on the back of doors and cupboards for cutlery helps create more storage room.

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5. White is a very clean colour and help opening up the space

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6. Try to maximise shelving height

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7. Try emptying out the boxed / packaged goods into jars

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8. Adding little tags on them are also a great idea

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15+ Scandinavian Dining Room Ideas

These scandinavian dining room ideas can help improve your kitchen / dining room idea.  These are some clean, minimal and simple ideas to complete the dining room.

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25+ Scandinavian Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Backsplash can really make the kitchen. Colour and tiles play an important role on how the kitchen can make you feel. Check out these ideas on clean, minimal and scandinavian inspired look that can really turn your kitchen into a place you love!

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