What is ‘Scandi-industrial’ style?
Scandi-industrial style is a blend of two styles: Scandinavian design and industrial design.
Scandinavian design is best known for warmth, functionality, clean lines and simple elegance. Think of elements of natural, simple minimalism, neutral tones, and white walls.
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Industrial design style is also known as ‘ the warehouse look’. Taking it’s inspiration from old factories turned into loft dwellings. This style mixes textures like wood, metal and concrete and keeping the ‘unfinished look’.
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Why do Scandinavian and Industrial design styles work so well together?
The blending of these two styles resulted in a whole new style called ‘Scandi-industrial’. These styles work so well together because they have some common threads – neutral tones, mixing texture and functionality. These styles appreciate the beauty of natural and raw materials without a lot of ornamental detail.
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How can you get the ‘Scandi-industrial’ look?
When it comes to blending styles in one room – you need to have a dominant style and then a supporting style. A 50/50 mix will look and feel confused. Because these two styles have some common threads, they are quite easy to mix together. An example of mixing these style is to have a Scandinavian style as the dominant (furniture for instance) with white walls or a brick wall painted in white and add some industrial lighting.
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Because you are mixing styles – no two rooms will ever be identical! there are so many combinations and modifications of this style – so you will never be bored. Just be sure to have those common treads in each room.
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This dining room is another example of Scandi-industrial design. The furniture is Scandinavian with minimal details and simple lines. The contrast in this room and the absence of colour blend the two styles nicely and the industrial lighting is functional and simply beautiful at the same time.
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This home office work space is another example of blending these two styles. The modern furniture like this Eiffel chair fits with the simplicity and functionality of Scandinavian design. The neutral colour palette brings both styles together and this painted wall has a rough texture with a slightly unfinished look like we would see in an industrial warehouse space.
Black and white art is a staple in Scandinavian design. This piece is simple and would look great hanging in a gallery wall of individually.
This mid-century modern design chair is another staple in this style – it works as a dining chair but also as an accent chair is a small room or a corner of a room. These come in many different colours and even ‘armless’ designs, too.
Scandinavian design embraces the beauty and texture of nature. So this cotton throw pillow with the tree trunk cross section really puts a modern spin on this Scandi-industrial look. The black and white scheme works with the neutral-on-neutral decor.
Industrial lighting has a raw and gritty appeal and adds so much character to any room. This tri-pod table lamp adds some detail to the space without being fussy.
This reclaimed wood and metal bed from Laurel Foundry has a great mix of textures – the metal and the reclaimed wood add a richness and lots of character to a bedroom. The white bedding is a beautiful contrast in tone and in texture, too!
When you mix two styles together – you get a truly unique look !