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How to Create a Scandi Style Loft Conversion

Scandinavian interiors have taken over in years gone by, and it’s easy to see why. Particularly in the winter months, Scandinavian style interiors are warm and cosy, and make us feel safe and snuggled indoors as the elements whip around the outside of the house.


Does Scandi style work in a loft conversion? Of course it does! Follow these simple loft conversion design ideas, and you’ll have the perfect Scandinavian style loft conversion to see you through the cold and dark days of winter!


Decorating your Loft Conversion


In keeping with the long, dark winters that Scandinavian countries experience, when it comes to Scandi style, your loft conversion design ideas should include plenty of light and pale tones in order to maximise the effect of natural light within it. Loft conversions often work well when painted with pale, soft colours anyway, so this is always a good base to use before adding accents of your chosen design.


This could just apply to the walls of your loft conversion, of if you’re looking for a more permanent Scandinavian look which will see you beyond the winter months, then pale painted floorboards work really well in a loft. Imagine white floorboards with a soft, dove grey on the walls: it will instantly give a rich yet bright feel to the space.


Natural Tones


Once you’ve decorated the shell of your loft conversion, you can start to add furniture. Natural tones work well with Scandi style, so choose light wooden bedside cabinets, or a maple desk, and remember to include lots of pot plants around the place.


Add scatter cushions in mustards, greys and sand colours to keep everything light and warm, or perhaps use a soft teal shade to add interest.


And now for the Fun Part!


And the fun part of Scandi style? It’s adding the accessories that give a Scandinavian feel. This could be bold black and white prints of winter-scapes, or a feature wall which is clad in slightly distressed wood panelling. If you do opt for a wood panelled wall, don’t be afraid to brighten the space up with soft blues, pinks and copper colours included as part of the cladding.


Rustic works really well with all things Scandinavian, so if you have exposed beams, use these to your advantage; they make a great base for hanging festoon lights, for example! If you did opt for bare floorboards, choose plenty of fun rugs to warm the room up underfoot. These could either be traditional Scandinavian style woven rugs, or sumptuous, fluffy throw rugs.


Scandinavian style will be on trend for many years to come, simply because it is so neutral and versatile. Don’t be afraid to experiment a little bit with your accessories and furnishings, and remember that your loft conversion company can give advice on how to decorate the interior of your loft conversion for the perfect Scandi style attic.

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