Adapting a Scandinavian style is not just about aesthetics alone and it also gives an ergonomic advantage for those with a small bedroom. If you are short on space the inherent simplicity of the Nordic style its use of a neutral color palette with white being the predominant color and the shunning of unnecessary accessories and decor are indeed big advantages!
A popular misconception among design enthusiasts is that the barn door is only suitable for bedrooms with a rustic or farmhouse flair. In fact this is exactly opposite of the truth and these gorgeous wooden wonders look even more appealing when they slide their way into contemporary bedrooms.
We all know how versatile IKEA’s Billy bookcases are and here is yet another cool use for them. Submitted to IKEA Hackers by Frondon of Germany this clever bed remains hidden behind two bookshelves until it’s time to go to sleep.
We absolutely love Scandinavian bedrooms that feature a nifty sleigh or platform bed as this instantly becomes the focal point of the room without trying too hard. You can build on this by adding an exposed brick wall that is painted white custom bedside pendants a few black and white posters and an understated nightstand (probably an upcycled piece from an old tree stump) to complete a truly relaxing nature-centric bedroom design that is distinctly Scandinavian.
Eileen Fisher is known for her sophisticated eco-fashion line but did you know that she also designs home goods? Her super-soft stone-washed organic coverlets and shams are made in Portugal and act as timeless neutrals for your bedroom with an interesting hint of texture.
If you want to avoid waste by keeping your current mattress upgrading with an organic mattress topper is a cost-effective way to increase your comfort and add a touch of luxury without breaking the bank. White Lotus Home‘s plush toppers are made with wool and latex and wrapped in a sumptuous 100% USDA Certified Organic Cotton sateen casing.
Shades of gray enhance this seemingly monochromatic look and give the posh minimal Scandinavian bedroom a more contemporary and sophisticated aura. Complement this approach by using simple straight lines sleek floating shelves and wardrobes that disappear into the pale background for a dream bedroom!
Balance this by using decor that shouts out tropical and introduces textures that are as nature-centric as possible. If you want a bedroom that combines both the tropical and coastal styles then throw in a few ship wheels and starfish along with a bamboo bed frame and pops of corals and greens to get the best of both worlds!