As the name suggests, this first trend which we're already starting to see appear combines the popular Scandinavian style with a coastal fusion to create a look that’s light, airy and embraces natural elements. It’s also being nicknamed ‘Nordic coastal’.
Forget the strict Scandinavian style, which was often interpreted as quite monochromatic and minimalist, and leave the traditional coastal look behind to embrace a new style that takes the best of both influences.
The image below shows the Scandi-coastal style in action. The clean line bedhead from the Truffle
range features a light grey linen textured fabric that provides the perfect neutral base to begin creating this look.
Scandinavian influences can be seen in the black and white artwork, hide rug, and peach tone bedding. The use of indoor plants, candle with minimalist packaging and ceramic pieces also give a nod to the Scandinavian style.
Strong coastal elements can also be seen with the distressed grey and white wash stain bedside table
, rattan pendant light and light oak flooring.
There are some tricks to making this hybrid style work, and here are my top tips.
1. Embrace textures
The Scandi-coastal look is all about mixing textures and materials to create interest and warmth. Use a base of white, sand, or grey tones and play with materials such as knotted rugs, hides, linen, quilted or leather fabrics, timber (particularly with a distressed or washed finish), rattan, and other materials that reference nature.
2. Restrained colour palette
As the focus of this style is on materials, generally colours are kept to a minimum. Consider adding one big pop of colour with a quilt cover or large artwork, and keep the rest of the space neutral. Popular accent colours include washed-out green, light grey-blues, and blush pink or peach tones.
3. Layer, layer, layer
Another key feature of this style is how layered it is – a floor rug appears in almost every space (sometimes two on top of each other!), cushions are stacked, and styling arrangements are multi-layered. It all adds to this feeling of warmth and invitingness that’s making this trend so popular.