20 Modern Scandi Bedroom Ideas
Create a simple, modern sleeping space with our ideas for a Scandinavian style bedroom.
How to create a Scandinavian inspired bedroom
A modern Scandinavian sleeping space is minimalist yet homely, with a lack of clutter. Try these ideas to create a relaxing Scandi style bedroom, from functional wooden furniture to cosy grey fabrics.
Choosing Scandinavian style bedroom furniture
Clean lines and practicality define modern Scandinavian bedroom furniture. Here are a few ideas for getting the biggest elements of your bedroom right – from choosing a bed to flexible storage.
Go understated and free from frills
Scandinavian style bedroom furniture is understated and steadfast, with no frills. Look for simple pieces, such as a solid oak bed frame. It will act as a blank canvas for textured fabrics. Read the next section to find out how to style a Scandianvian style bed with soft furnishings.
Embrace long legs
Long, tapered legs are a standout feature of Scandinavian furniture. For example, this contemporary Scandi oak dressing table makes a bold statement, but is also practical. Functional solid wood furniture, with clean lines and curved edges, is ideal for creating a Scandi style bedroom.
Store your clutter away
To reduce clutter, you’ll need to organise and store your clothes effectively. Try a wardrobe with a fully configurable layout, so you can find what you need fast. Look for Scandinavian inspired design features like integrated grooved handles – they add a minimalist look to storage.
Focus on utility and practicality
Furniture is used sparingly in Scandinavian inspired bedrooms. It should always be useful, as well as aesthetically pleasing. A lamp table offers a handy space by your bed for books and coffee, while you can store cosy fabrics and winter throws in a blanket box at the bottom of your bed.
Styling a Scandinavian style bed with soft furnishings
A modern Scandi bedroom is simple and comfortable – it should make you feel calm and cosy. Here some ideas for how to style a bed with soft furnishings. You’ll have a relaxing space in no time.
Invest in a great duvet
To get that sleeping-on-a-cloud feel, ensure you start off with a plump duvet and perfectly fluffed out pillows. Remember to choose a comfortable tog rating suitable for the time of year.
Keep bed clothes simple
Pale, plain colours work well for a Scandinavian style bed. Don’t overload with patterns. Try pairing classic white sheets and pillow cases with a grey or smoky blue duvet cover.
Try non-iron crinkled linen sheets
Put away that iron and invest in some crinkled linen bedclothes for effortless Scandi chic. Your bed should look inviting and ready to be slept in, not pristine and untouchable.
Get cosy with chunky fabrics
Add a snuggly layer with a woven throw. Look for natural, chunky fabrics in a complementary colour to the duvet. A subtle one-colour print or geometric pattern can add extra interest.
Pile up the scatter cushions
A Scandinavian style bed isn’t complete without a scatter cushion or two. Try to match the throw if possible and avoid clashing patterns – you’re creating a peaceful space to relax.
Scandinavian room decor – how to do it right
From bringing the forest indoors to minimalist art, Scandinavian room decor doesn’t need to be complicated. Here are some easy decorating ideas for creating a Scandinavian inspired bedroom.
Maximise light and space
Light and space is important for this look, so avoid overly fussy or extravagant decor. Plain painted walls act as a bare canvas for a careful selection of wall hangings or pictures.
Expose your floorboards
Natural oak floorboards are ideal for Scandi style bedrooms. Solid or engineered wood is the real thing, but distressed wood style laminate or textured vinyl tiles can be just as convincing.
Add a chunky rug
Add comfort to a wood or wood effect floor with rugs – we’d recommend a grey or one-colour rug, featuring geometric or folk-inspired patterns. Look for chunky, hand woven styles.
Bring the forest inside
Nature, specifically woodland, is a popular go-to for Scandi bedrooms. Take a look at our blog post for decorating with indoor plants, or hang some wildlife or Nordic folk art prints.
Trick the eye with mirrors and lighting
To make the room feel extra spacious and airy, invest in reliable light sources and mirrors. A natural, rough-sawn oak mirror and this range of rustic driftwood lighting are ideal.
The best colours for a modern Scandi bedroom
When it comes to colour in Scandinavian room decor, less is more. Simple minimalist white and grey are the obvious choices, but you can get away with pops of colour if you’re careful.
Use white or muted colours
White walls, paired with a natural wood floor and grey bed clothes are a good starting point. Muted, grey-ish colours like cool pinks, moss greens and smoky blues can also work well. Try to stick to white, grey and maybe one or two accent colours at most. Think calm and natural tones.
Be bold with colour accents
If you want a bolder look, accents of one bright colour – like ochre, lime, or aqua – can work if they’re used sparingly alongside white and grey. Take a look at some boards on Pinterest for inspiration.
More Scandi bedroom ideas to try…
Now you have an idea of how to create a Scandinavian style bedroom, why not try one of these?
- Add a homely and casual atmosphere using distressed and upcycled pieces
- Or an edgier, modern look using bold geometric shapes and Bauhaus inspired art
- Create your own woodland lodge with rustic style animal prints or paintings
Want more Scandi bedroom ideas? Explore our Scandinavian style furniture for inspiration.