We’re stripping it back this AW, with a clean-cut homeware trend sure to inspire an interior renovation and the most enviable college bedroom. Introducing Scandi Cool – the Scandinavian-inspired trend that has us drooling for a white-washed space packed with pops of playful prints.
Masters of interior styling, Scandi décor perfectly balances cool with quirky, accentuating exposed brick, or effortlessly white walls, with clean geometric prints and colour-blocked basics. Scandi style is all about minimal functionality, but with unicorn candles and Frenchie cushions catching our eye, we’re finding a function for everything in this collection.
Scandi geo duvet cover £9, unicorn cushion £5, hello standing light £12
When it comes to dressing your dorm room, this new space can be bare and uninspiring (with an ugly carpet guaranteed), so contrast simple surrounds with wall art and vibrant soft furnishings for a room that packs a Nordic punch. This unicorn cushion should do the trick, or welcome your university course mates to your dorm room in style, with this bright and glowing LED ‘hello’ sign. Though simplicity is synonymous with Scandi interiors, posters, graphics and bold typography take centre stage with this trend.
The blend of strengthened pastels filtered through the trend are sure to add a fresh vibe to any space, and ‘cool’ definitely complements cosy with our geometric printed throws and warming string lights (there to offer a taste of comfort to students living away from home). So which shades should you be shopping for? Bright spearmint, apricot and sunshine yellow are the predominant hues in this collection. Sweet, stylish and tastefully Scandi, sprinkle colour throughout the room from your bedding to your pjs!
Keep study sessions chic with Scandi desk essentials, from perfect pencil cases, to polka dot notebooks and pom pom pens. Remember guys and gals – a tidy space is a tidy mind, so let storage be your saviour. There to lend a hand when carrying your room from home to halls, our geo printed storage should also keep that college clutter under control… yep, we’ve got you covered secret mess-makers.
Pug cushion £5
Chill out 3pk magnets £2.50, cloud chalkboard £2
Copper continues as this season’s hottest metal, so think colour-blocked accessories for a true metallic moment, or opt for trimmed cushions and candles for a wink at Scandi’s staple shade. With adorable motif prints and novelty faces scattered throughout the Scandi Cool collection, your uni pals will be desperate for an after-class Primark shopping spree.
Now you’re educated on the essentials of this season’s homeware trend, it’s time to start note taking (a shopping list obviously), so revise your fave Scandi picks, and head in store for an interiors study session…