For our first high street look we have focused on the prevalent and very popular Scandinavian style that is filling everyone’s Instagram feeds.

So, what is the Scandinavian Interior Trend?

The Scandi look reflects the style of the Nordic countries with a clean and minimalist feel, while bringing some earthly tones in to add warmth. Lovely, right?

The question is: how can we achieve this look in our homes without spending thousands of pounds?
Well you’ve come to the right place.

We started by looking at one particular high street brand that has recently opened up a concept store in London! H&M HOME!

This is by far my all-time favourite place to shop when it comes to high street interiors – they’ve got everything from bedding, cushions, cutlery and bathroom accessories! A lot of their interiors are based around the simple/minimalistic design, so it was easy to find a range of items to achieve the Scandi look!

Have a look through H&M Home to find all things beautiful, simple and scandi!

We also looked at other suppliers that could aid in delivering this minimalist, scandi style including the all-time favourite: IKEA.

We found that they had a very nordic/simple collection called BJÖRKSNAS. Have a look on the link below to see how IKEA have styled this look:

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/ideas/björksnas-natural-bedroom-furniture-built-to-last-1364543181146/

So, the question is: How can we achieve this look in a HMO?

The first step is to do your research and get a vision in place, the best way to do this – is through Pinterest!

Create a mood board – or If you’d rather, use mine as a base to build on:

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/hedgehoginteriors/scandinavian-interior/

Once you have the look you want to achieve, don’t just go straight to a furniture store! Start looking online!

For example:

Try searching on google “Scandinavian bedside table” and see what appears. You will find something within your price budget, with good reviews and durable quality. This is what you want to be looking for so you can create that Scandinavian look on a budget! Take a look below at what we found when we searched this into Amazon…

A simple, modern bedside table for £32.99. The reviews are really good and the size is perfect for what we are looking for. This is actually CHEAPER than the IKEA Malm 2 drawer unit and with free delivery.

Another way of achieving a Scandi look, is by thinking about the colours and materials you are using. For example, if you are using Howden’s kitchens – think about keeping to white kitchen units with a light-wood counter top.

There are many ways to achieve a clear, exciting and different design within your properties, even with a budget!