Creating a Maximalist Scandi look at home
Maximalist Scandi, I’m sure many of you may have heard of it by now. And if you haven’t, it may sound completely new and so far from what you are used to, especially if you were huge with Minimalism. But, I can tell you it isn’t as daunting as it may sound! I myself found my style slowly becoming Maximalist Scandi without even knowing.
When first moving into my flat a few years back, I absolutely loved neutral colours, clean lines and very little texture. But as I have grown in my home, filling it up with texture, experimenting with bolder colours and patterns are something I have naturally come to do. So when IKEA reached out and asked me to re-create their Spring/Summer 2019 trend Maximalist Scandi, I was all for it because naturally, my love for bright, bold colours and geometric textures had already begun!
So what exactly is Maximalist Scandi you ask? This style traces its roots back to the 1970’s. It is a throwback of the 70’s with a Scandi twist. Imagine the Scandi style you already have at home, it is basically working with that to add more of an upbeat feel. Adding a bit of paint here and some texture there making it a fairly easy look to create in your home.
Now you’re probably wondering, what have I used to create my Maximalist Scandi look? Well, read along and I will show you exactly what I purchased from IKEA to create a Maximalist Scandi nook in my entryway.
Well I would like to start by saying, whenever I am introducing a new look to my home, cushions are where I begin. And with this look, that is exactly what I done. I used the ÖVERALLT Cushion Cover with the VINDFLÄKT Cushion Cover creating a mix of bold prints and colours. This instantly allowed me to set up the bold colours I needed. What is great about Maximalist Scandi is you can mix colours and prints without having to match everything, therefore allowing your home to have more of a playful, upbeat look.
I chose to add the ÖVERALLT Flatwoven Rug. The texture and the bold pattern of the rug were just perfect. I used to be quite afraid to try bold patterns in rugs as I would worry that it wouldn’t match the room I had decorated. But with creating this look, mixing patterns is very exciting. Allowing myself to put together different patterns and prints without worrying about everything matching has really given the area more of a bold statement.
Next, I chose the gorgeous KRYDDPEPPAR Plant Stand which really complimented the VINDFLÄKT Vase. The gorgeous shade of green from the KRYDDPEPPAR Plant Stand has introduced a slightly different shade of green adding to the various colours I chose. I used the VINDFLÄKT Vase to add a plant to my entryway which I feel has completed the look of the area. I can’t seem to decorate any area without at least one plant.
In a nutshell Maximalist Scandi is everything you love in one place. It is mixing bold colours and textures allowing more vibrancy throughout your home.
Personally, as I have grown with decorating my home, I find myself naturally steering towards a Maximalist Scandi look because I am less afraid to use colour in a more exciting way. Mixing textures just adds so much character! The more I experiment, the more confident I become.
So for those of you interested, I bet you are wondering how you can achieve this Maximalist Scandi look in your own home? Well it’s very simple. Allow yourself to be free with mixing colours. Choose the bold colours you have always wanted. And the best part is, you don’t need to make huge changes to achieve the look. Just add a few bold and bright pieces to your home and you are good to go.
I also feel like it is about experimenting with looks you love but not having to stick to just one. So if you like different types of bold colours and want to use them all, Maximalist Scandi is definitely for you. It allows you to be as creative as you like in your own space without any limitations.
(Disclaimer: Ad, I was sent the products in this post from IKEA. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I only collaborate with brands I love and think you will love too.)