Scandinavian Minimalism: Transform your bedroom into a practical and relaxing space


The on-trend concept of "Scandinavian Minimalism" is a thing of beauty and will inspire you to live a more practical and stylish lifestyle. The construct combines nature-inspired details with simplicity and functionality to help implement peace and calm into your bedroom.

In this article, we'll be explaining what Scandinavian Minimalism is and how you can incorporate it into your bedroom design.


What is Scandinavian Minimalism?

Originating in the early 20th century, this interior style began from a desire for furniture with function and aesthetic appeal. The trend took off in Sweden, Denmark and Norway before gaining worldwide popularity as people longed for that comforting hygge feeling.

The concept is not defined by strict guidelines and is open to interpretation, ensuring each space feels unique. However, functionality is a key component, meaning every piece of furniture or decorative element needs a purpose. Scandinavian Minimalism is best for making the home appear comfortable and inviting while combining practicality with natural elements to really make your house a home.


Eliminate clutter

When it comes to creating your minimalist Scandinavian bedroom, the clutter has got to go. Each piece of furniture you choose needs to be for a reason so as not to take up valuable space. With such a focus on functionality and harmonious living, having the right storage solutions is vital.

That's why we advise investing in quality fitted bedroom furniture to transform your space into an organised, clutter-free haven. By installing bespoke, custom-made wardrobes into your bedroom, you'll be one step closer to creating a well-ordered home and lifestyle.


Natural colour schemes

Embracing the great outdoors is an important part of channelling a Scandinavian minimalist lifestyle. The nature-inspired element is all about living a simple life that is in coordination with that of the natural world.

When planning your Scandinavian Minimalist bedroom design, you should consider using earthy, natural tones, such as creamy whites, neutral beiges and cool grey tones to uplift your space and add brightness, especially when those dark winter nights come around. These colours are great for opening your space and making it appear clean, airy and welcoming.


Layer up the textures

Natural materials, like wood and stone, are typically used within this concept to invite warmth and create a connection to nature. By using rustic-style furniture, you can pair this with other sustainable materials, such as wool and cotton, to continue bringing the outside inside. And, with eco-friendly living at the forefront of many people's minds, there's never been a better time to swap out the synthetics.

Soft furnishings are an excellent way to introduce new materials and textures, and having a combination of different fabrics can add depth and dimension to your bedroom. Think rugs, throws, cushions, and macramé décor to really bring your minimalist Scandinavian bedroom ideas to life.


Add soft lighting

Creating a comforting ambience is key to the Scandinavian Minimalism trend, so use soft warm lighting. You should also maximise natural sunlight and have this pouring into your space through a large window.

However, if this isn't available to you, worry not. You can easily incorporate other light sources to create a similar look and feel. With lamps, candles and overhead lighting, the opportunities are endless when it comes to setting the mood in your new bedroom.


Stay on-trend with Hammonds

Start designing and decorating your minimalist Scandinavian bedroom with Hammonds by booking a free design visit with our team of experts today. They'll bring years of experience straight to your front door, ensuring your style preferences and budgets are considered when transforming your home and creating your dream bedroom.



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