5 Tips on How to Make a Cosy Room
Have you styled yourself a superb Scandi home, but something feels oddly cold? No wonder! Scandi interiors use lots of monochrome colours and polished materials. It's difficult to get that balance just right. But, don't worry! We've put together a list of cosy room tips to make your home truly Scandi!
So, let's do as the natives do with a bit of help from Project Nord!
1. Use natural materials
Yes, Scandinavian interiors often feature neutral colour schemes. But, that doesn’t stop them from incorporating natural materials too.
In fact, making a feature out of wood for example, can really warm up a space and make a room cosy. You have loads of options to choose from. Here’s just a few…
Wooden side tables or ceiling cladding.
Sheepskin throws on neutral coloured sofas.
Leather armchairs or pillowcases.
Wooden frames on wall art and posters.
2. Create a lovely Gallery Wall
When decorating with ‘cosy’ on your mind, make the most of the biggest interior assets you have – your walls. You have four of them in every room and they’re where you can get really creative!
So, what do you want to include on your gallery wall? Paintings, prints, posters?
A mix of different mediums helps make spaces feel cosier. Just think, if you feature only minimal designs, spaces can feel cold. So, why not throw in some painted prints too? The natural texture and warmth that comes from paintings will help make your gallery wall more homely.
We have lots of hand painted designs at Project Nord. They’re perfect to add that warm and personal touch to a room. Check out our designs below!
3. Go for Plants and Botanicals
To create a real cosy feeling, introduce some little friends to your room, some plants!
This tip works especially well if you’re trying to escape an overly-minimal room. Large-leaved plants look really vibrant!
So, what should you do with them? Choose a corner of your room and make it into a botanical paradise! Mix your plants together
You can choose to create a corner filled with different kinds or spread them around the room to create a more balanced, harmonized interior. If you don’t quite feel like spending time and energy on taking care of plants, you can always choose the ones that don’t require any – because they’re printed on the posters!
4. Work in some Accent Colours
Scandinavian design usually tells you to follow an achromatic colour scheme. However, another side of the style is making sure spaces have that ‘hygge’ feel.
Simply, choose out from deep green, sandy and pink colours that can be carried on smaller interior aspects, such as pillows, vases, blankets or wall decoration. They will break up the iciness of polished design casually.
Now that’s how to make your room cosier!
5. Get your lighting right!
Besides effective ceiling lighting, get a standing lamp that will bring the important parts of home decor into the spotlight. Will that be your reading chair or gallery wall?
You can also experiment with candles for that super low-lighting. The also smell beautiful and create a relaxed environment. What could be better?