Tips To Getting A Scandi Home

If you’re looking for a neutral home with a hint of industrial chic, than the Scandi look is perfect. Having taken off massively in the past few years, Scandi homes have become a staple piece with homeowners thanks to its neutral tones. Think exposed woods and distressed furniture coupled with soft accessories for a stark contrast between cosy and stylish. The Scandi look is perfect throughout the whole home, but works particularly well in rooms like lounges and bedrooms where you are most likely to kick back and relax. A great way of starting your journey towards a Scandi home is with a rug. Rugs offer that beautiful texture and warmth that the Scandi look requires.


As previously mentioned, the core colour palette to follow is that of neutral tones. This comes from the minimalism ethos of the Scandi design. This doesn’t mean you need everything in your home to be white, instead think of using a mix of creams, browns and even delicate greys that have warmer purple undertones. This muted palette allows you to work with a whole variety of rugs. Rugs help to tie a room together, so try to match your accessories to your rug to build strong accent colours that will give your home that professional finish.


One of the key elements of a Scandi home is the use of light. The whole scheme focuses on natural elements, so try to work with the natural light you already have in a room. A good tip is to use mirrors where you can, preferably directly opposite windows. This will bounce that gorgeous natural light as well as helping to make a room feel larger by creating the illusion of more blank space. Couple these mirrors with a lighter coloured rug and you’ll immediately open up a stunning neutral space in your room. Rugs are perfect for adding comfort to your floors and look beautiful when laid on top of a wood floor for that authentic mix of materials. When it gets dark outside, light some scented candles to give your room a warm orange glow and comforting aroma.

Natural Materials

A key identifier of a Scandi home is the use of mixed materials. Instead of opting for a generic beige paint, try instead to expose natural floorboards, timber posts or stone for a more rustic finish. If you live in a more modern property, you can achieve this look with new floors or countertops for example, depending on how large your redecoration project is. Couple these materials with softer furnishings such as a shaggy rug for that harmonious blend of new and old. A shaggy rug is perfect for creating sophisticated layers in a room as well as feeling beautifully soft underfoot.


Since the Scandi look relies so heavily on simplicity, it therefore makes up for its minimalism with the use of textures. To achieve this, build layers such as blankets and cushions to bring back that comfortable aspect of your home. As previously mentioned, shaggy rugs are great for this. But if you want something even more rustic look instead at a sheepskin rug. Sheepskin rugs offer you an incredibly natural look that has an incredible feel to the touch. The main advantage of a sheepskin rug is its versatility. Some sheepskin rugs has soft undersides which means you can use them as blankets or throws as well as on the floor.

Scandi homes are undeniably on trend right now and will breathe a new lease of life to your home. No true Scandi look would be complete without a rug to bring the whole scheme together, so don’t overlook the importance of this key piece of furniture!