How to Add Vintage Character to a Scandi-style Room
Give a cosy, playful feel to your Scandi interior with some interesting retro furniture, artwork and accessories
A child’s bedroom is the ideal place to have fun with design, as the style can be more playful. The colours in this pretty space are a combination of soft pastels and bright reds, which add to the whimsical feel.
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Everything in this living room is modern, minimal and monochrome – apart, that is, from the armchair.
The designers have thrown in a curve ball by combining sleek contemporary items with an ornate vintage armchair. To ensure it adds interest without disturbing the overall scheme, they’ve kept it white with muted blue seat cushions.
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The colour palette in this gorgeous kid’s room is a simple combination of white and primary colours. To give it a playful twist, the designers have added a retro piece of artwork in pink, purple, blue and green.
A bold piece like this is just enough to take the colour scheme off-piste slightly without it clashing with the rest of the room.
Pale wood finishes, simple bar stools and a minimal colour scheme ensure the bones of this kitchen have a pared-back Scandi look. On top of this, though, the designers have added character with a few well-chosen additions.
The floating shelf is now home to a collection of crockery that has a distinctly vintage feel. The bright colours lift the space, and the small display is enough to change the look of the whole room.
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The black, flat-fronted kitchen units and modern pendant are sleek and functional, but they’ve been combined with floral wallpaper, pink surfaces and plenty of vintage knick-knacks. The finished kitchen is wonderfully quirky and unique.
Although it’s an English brand, Ercol furniture has a distinctly Scandinavian feel, with its simple, curved frames and tapered legs.
The look of this room is fresh, light and minimal, but there’s also a cosy feel, thanks to the retro checked fabric on the seat cushion.
A midcentury sideboard adds a retro vibe to this modern living room, and the ornaments and artwork bring in some texture and character.
The collection of ceramics is complemented by a gallery wall and, to give it a playful twist, the designers have arranged the frames in an off-centre pattern that dips lower than the sideboard.
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