In Scandinavian Bedroom interiors, the emphasis is on magnifying natural light to combat the long, dark winters. So a repetitive colour palette of whites, beige, cool blues and soft grey is a good choice to use throughout your bedroom. If you’re looking for bedroom paint ideas; darker, earthy shades of charcoal. Brown, navy and black can be used sparingly as accents colours for furniture and accessories. Providing light and shade and creating visual interest. Remember, a huge emphasis is placed on white bedroom ideas and colour schemes. So it may be best to start with white or off-white walls as the base.
Scandinavians have a real appreciation of natural, raw materials, from ceramic, clay, wood and stone to tactile linen, wool, felt and fur. Floors and walls are neutral in colour, whether it’s a dark ceramic floor to contrast against pale walls. Or wooden floorboards that have been whitewashed or polished to bounce light around a room. Window treatments are simple and pared back to let in as much light as possible.
1. Scandinavian bedroom with fur textures
Soft greys and whites create a peaceful as well as serene environment, ideal for a relaxing bedtime. The layering of textures generates a cosy feel.
2. Scandinavian bedroom with white brick wall
A mix of textures – the sleek black sideboard, rough painted bricks and soft fur throw – add interest and warmth to this Scandi-cool setting. Wooden floorboards, pale wood and woven accessories complete the look.
3. Scandinavian bedroom with wooden headboard
Strong lines in monochrome and wood give this loft space a masculine edge. Storage built in the eaves makes the most of unusable space.
4. Scandinavian bedroom with chevron quilt
In a small bedroom, paint one wall a contrasting shade and be consistent with any patterns you introduce. Chevrons have particular impact in black and white – here a bed throw and cushions add interest. The hi-gloss finish of a plain white wardrobe turns what could have been a box into something more interesting.
5. Scandinavian bedroom with wooden doors
The simple combination of untreated wood and white walls is a sure-fire way to get the Scandi-look. A wardrobe that looks like a cupboard and a fireplace and mantel are reminiscent of a living space, adding to the informal feel of the room.
6. Scandinavian bedroom with wooden peg rails and wood-effect wallpaper
Wood-panelled walls can transform a room so why not do it the easy way with a trompe l’oeil wood-effect wallpaper? Nothing beats a wintry woodland theme for a laid-back, Scandi-style scheme. It’s all about celebrating natural materials and textures in an elegant way. Choose an off-white shade for walls and textured linen or a painted wood bed. Layer your scheme with white and off-white accessories such for a clean, fresh look. Finally, a peg rail (or three) above the bed is ideal if you’re always losing your keys, hats and any smaller items that tend to get mislaid.
7. Scandinavian bedroom with cool tones and wall art
This minimal bedroom keeps things very simple, but remains interesting thanks to a few carefully placed accessories. An old tea chest acts as a clever low-level bedside table. In a simple white bedroom a gallery-like wall is the perfect foil for pretty artwork and wall stickers. Stick to a palette of earthy shades of charcoal, brown and off-white for an authentic look.