As the sun returns after another long winter, now is the perfect time to give our homes a fresh new look. If you love Scandi style with its sophisticated pared back feel, airy colour schemes and natural textures, you’ll be pleased to hear that an updated Scandi trend is hitting the headlines this spring.
Scandicraft offers all the neutral minimalism of pure Scandinavian elegance, but with an uninhibited artisan twist that will appeal to creative home decorators that love to craft accessories with upcycled or natural materials. This version of classic Scandi décor merges a highly designed functional look with the more relaxed atmosphere produced by hand-crafted materials.
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Introducing an unexpected international theme with materials you might usually associate with more tropical zones such as the Caribbean or Africa, Scandicraft sees the use of seagrass, rattan and bamboo woven into beautiful ethnic accessories to give an easy-going homespun ambience. In addition, recycled or raw wood is used for casual furnishings to break up the strict lines of a highly designed Scandi interior for a more comfortable and homely quality.
Updating the pale and airy neutral tones used to maximise light and space in higher latitudes, Scandicraft allows us to introduce deeper natural tones in harmony with pastel shades to create an interesting layered effect. However, to stay true to Scandi principles of design and minimalism it’s important to introduce just one or two artisan pieces for additional texture and a hint of informality such as an oversized bamboo light shade, a recycled side table or a characterful rattan armchair.
Flooring is often key to setting the overall tone for an interior design with Scandicraft lending itself to more rustic themes in fresh wood hues. A floor design with a natural hand-scraped and bleached effect (Washed Scandi Pine above) will instantly give your updated Scandi interior an organic artisan mood.
To complete the look, why not combine the sun bleached tones and rustic textures of a distressed driftwood design floor with a woven seagrass rug or select a vintage timber design and let the warm reclaimed tones and open knot features give a welcoming and earth friendly vibe. The beauty of the Scandicraft trend is that it offers a more relaxed and flexible Scandi style that you can interpret in a way that suits your own individuality.
Have you introduced an artisan hand-crafted look into your Scandi home? We’d love you to share your project with us on Instagram @karndean_uk.