Get the look: Nordic Folk

Bring some Scandinavian style into your living space with cool colours and clean lines.

Fresh and versatile, white walls and neutral floors are always a hit – but without the right accessories they can feel cold. Here we explain how a few carefully chosen items give the room above warmth and understated personality.

Clever colour

The insider trick here is the palette: an icy mix of greys and blues adds interest without being overpowering. As it’s the main piece of living room furniture, the sofa sets the tone: its light grey shade is repeated throughout.

Themed accessories

Pick your accessories from the same range as your sofa for a look that hangs together. Within a unifying colour scheme, accessories will create a smart, understated finish.

Antique finish

Use vintage pieces to create a cosy feel in a pared-back room. Accessories with an antique feel such as the distressed mirror and candelabra add extra warmth and detail.

Folk design

Crafting is all the rage, making the cross-stitch penguin cushion right on trend – not to mention super-cute! Like cushions, faux fur rugs or throws also bring in texture that offsets crisp lines.

Natural materials

Natural wood really helps to warm up a Nordic-inspired theme. We love the tripod floor lamp and the low nesting tables. A basket of chunky logs next to the fireplace adds a warmhearted touch to this cool living space.

Tip of the week:

This chic room looks best without clutter. A large white or natural wood box will keep day-to-day items tidied away.

Three key pieces

Distressed White LanternLife is Beautiful cushionNordic owl doorstop

Distressed white lantern, £15Life is Beautiful cushion, £15; Nordic owl doorstop, £12