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Trend Spotting: Scandinavian Decor

Scandinavian Inspired Patterns Are Appearing In Home Decor

Good morning my stenciling, home decor trendsetters!  The gals at Cutting Edge Stencils love chatting about design trends, and one of the most recent home decor hits that we’ve noticed  is Scandinavian-inspired design.  Scandinavian Design first emerged in the 1950’s from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland.  It’s a design style known for being light, bright, and simple.   Today we’re going to show you how our stencil patterns and DIY ideas can work well with this stylish trend.

Cutting Edge Stencils shares DIY ideas for introducing Scandinavian decor into your home.  http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/birds-in-trees-wall-stencil-pattern.html

 

What is Scandinavian Home Decor?

Scandinavian interiors are trending right now because of the fresh-air aesthetic, quality craftsmanship and emphasis on natural light.  Let’s face it, after this winter we need a bit of fresh air!  They tend to use rustic elements such as wood, wool, copper and furs.  The color schemes are typically black, white, gray and occasional touches of muted mint.  The rooms appear restful and contemporary.  There’s an understated elegance with Scandinavian decor.   Since the style is typically clutter-free and contains few accessories, it’s important to choose the right elements.  And that’s where we step in!

We’ve pulled together some key decor pieces that scream Scandinavian to us:

Scandinavian home decor ideas featuring a stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/birds-in-trees-wall-stencil-pattern.html

 

1. Geo Paint-A-Pillow Kit- Paint-A-Pillow // 2. Spore Paint-A-Pillow Kit- Paint-A-Pillow  // 3. Manning Chandelier- Houzz.com //  4. Rustic Arc Table Lamp-  Shades of Light // 5. Scandinavian Bird Hook- West Elm  // 6. Mackinaw Small Accent Table- Crate & Barrel  // 7. Half Moon Storage Basket- Luvocracy // 8. Wishbone White Wood Chair- Overstock.com 9. Cross Throw Blanket by Pia Wallen- Mjolk  // 10. Ottavia Rug- Crate & Barrel  //11. Birds in Trees Allover Stencil- Cutting Edge Stencils

The decor is gorgeous, isn’t it?  Nothing inspires a relaxed, laid-back feeling more than the inviting comfort and simple elegance of Scandinavian decor.  So please take a minute to sit back and enjoy the pretty DIY ideas we’re about to share with you!

While researching Scandinavian decor, we came across this piece of inspiration on Pinterest.

A Scandinavian inspired decor. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/birds-in-trees-wall-stencil-pattern.html

We love it and we love the idea of using our DIY talents to recreate our version of this space.  We started with a soft-white for the wall, similar to Benjamin Moore’s acadia white AC-15.  Then we added a soothing gray sofa and prints in black frames.

A Scandinavian inspired decor using the Birds In Trees Allover Stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/birds-in-trees-wall-stencil-pattern.html

To enhance our white wall, we painted the Birds In Trees wall stencil using a dense foam roller in black.  This stark yet simple pattern brings a bit of nature indoors.

A Scandinavian inspired decor using the Birds In Trees Allover Stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/birds-in-trees-wall-stencil-pattern.html

Every sofa needs accent pillows.  These DIY accent pillows were painted using the Geo Paint-A-Pillow kit.  Paint-A-Pillow kits include everything you need to create one gorgeous accent pillow so this was an easy project.  We selected the white pillow cover and black Jacquard Fabric paint.  Then we lightened the black paint using a bit of white to create various shades of gray and painted it using a stencil brush.  The geometric painted pillow provides an unexpected elegance.

A Scandinavian inspired decor using the Geo Paint-A-Pillow kit. http://paintapillow.com/index.php/geo-paint-a-pillow-kit.html

You see all those copper accessories?  They have you drooling with jealousy, don’t they?  They were all DIY projects.  Finding trendy copper accessories can be difficult so we decided to make our own, using copper metallic spray paint.  The tall candlesticks and the wooden bowl were purchased at Ikea and then painted with metallic copper spray paint.

DIY Ikea candlesticks and bowl that were painted copper.

See those lovely succulents? Yup, we DIY’d the pots as well.  First we cut up cardboard tubing and then we sprayed it with the same metallic copper paint.

DIY metallic copper succulents using painted cardboard tubing.

And that’s how we pulled together our Scandinavian inspired room.

A Scandinavian inspired decor using the Birds In Trees Allover Stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/birds-in-trees-wall-stencil-pattern.html

Tell us what you think of this Scandinavian inspired home decor. We’d love to hear thoughts on this trend in the comments below.

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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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