Transitioning from Summer to Autumn: Scandinavian-Style Design Tips for Your Home

Posted by nordicmood 23/08/2018 0 Comment(s)

As we savour the last of the long summer days and light, breezy open-air evenings spent with friends and family, our attention also turns to preparing our homes for the seasonal shift ahead. That’s right: autumn is right around the corner — and as life moves back indoors again, the design of our interiors takes utmost precedence. Autumn is a beautiful season, much loved for its crisp weather, cosy mood, and rich, earthy colours, which collectively greatly inspire Scandinavian-style decor. It’s time to transform your home into a peaceful haven ready for slow-paced autumnal days filled with relaxation, rejuvenation, and bonding with loved ones — in true Scandinavian style.

Bring nature indoors

Scandinavian design celebrates a connection to nature. Fresh flower bouquets reign supreme in the summer months, but now it’s time to put autumnal flowers and seasonal foliage on display. You don’t even have to spend money — search your garden for branches, fallen leaves, dark green moss, and pine cones to fill your favourite vases or glass lanterns or to create a stunning tabletop display with candles.


Additionally, choose furniture which incorporates materials from the natural world. Our Albert dining table with live edge, for example, is made from gorgeous oak and creates the perfect setting for hearty, home-cooked dinners with the family. Likewise, our Cruz cocoon chair showcases the warmth of natural rattan while retaining a cool, modern vibe. You’ll love sinking into its curved frame to unwind with a good book on rainy afternoons.

Switch to an autumnal colour scheme


While summer colours are bright, light, and airy, autumnal design champions rich tones and deeper hues, such as, ruby, dove grey, chocolate, navy blue, and sage green. Incorporate these colours into your home by layering your sofa and chairs with cosy, substantial blankets — like our dark grey lambswool throw — or even simply by updating the placemats or cloth napkins on your dining table. Moreover, you can also introduce these rich colours into your outdoor living area. Our Wicked garden sofa in forest green, for example, is a great autumnal-themed piece, which will allow you to enjoy outdoor relaxation a little longer yet.



Embrace hygge design

Hygge is all about hibernation — snuggling up on a comfy Scandinavian sofa — such as, the Milo two-seater sofa in light grey — and spending cold evenings reveling in the warmth and coziness. Why not create a luxurious reading nook with our irresistible Wesley armchair in dark grey? Be sure to grab plenty of our soft merino wool cushions to help take away the autumn chill. To achieve true hygge style, use a combination of both soft, textured fabrics — like chunky knits and soft weaves — and smooth, sleek lines and surfaces. The striking contrast between hard and soft and cool and warm creates the harmonious, balanced aesthetic hygge design strives for. Whether you do a complete interior redesign or make a few simple updates, it’s easier than you think to get your Scandinavian-style home ready for autumn. Which design ideas will you try?




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