One of the biggest trends in decor right now is Scandinavian-inspired minimalist pieces. This chic style has become extremely popular, and it gives your home the impression of being very luxurious without being over-the-top. Many major home designers and boutiques are selling expensive Scandinavian-inspired pieces. However, you don’t need to blow your budget to achieve this look – you can make your own projects at home. Here are some easy DIY pieces you can create to follow the minimalist Scandinavian decor trend.
Copper Candle Holders
Copper is the metal of choice in Scandinavian design. It adds color and warmth to the neutral, minimalist palette, and it’s instantly eye-catching. One of the best ways to incorporate copper into your space is with small items, such as baskets, dishes, or cute candle holders like these. You can easily make them yourself using pieces of copper piping from the hardware store.
No Scandinavian-inspired office is complete without a bold, graphic calendar on the wall. These calendars can be quite expensive when purchased at popular home stores like Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie, but you can create your own unique version. Here, blogger Jen used a chalk marker on an acrylic sheet to create the same look for less. You can also find many large printable calendars online if you want an option that’s easier to set up.
Another major trend in Scandinavian design that has taken over the word is the use of greenery to contrast cool-toned furniture. In particular, hanging plants are having a moment, and you can easily create your own hanging planter from materials you already have around the house. In this photo, blogger Caitlin created a hanging vase for her plant, but with a little creativity and some rope, you can turn tons of different items into a hanging planter.
Slatted shelving is one of the most iconic parts of Scandinavian design. Slatted pieces allow light to flow through the room and give you an easy place to display your favorite knick-knacks, books, candles, and plants. If you’re handy with a drill, you can easily spend an afternoon creating your own slatted shelves with wood from the hardware store. If you want to take things a step further, you can add a stain, but traditional Scandinavian design uses lighter woods.
Sleek Lighting Fixtures
Innovative lighting fixtures are definitely trending right now, and they can rack up a huge price tag in store. To save money, take a cue from blogger Annaleena and create a wall lamp using an old tube of cardboard! This light looks great in a living room, bedroom, or even hanging right above your desk for a little reading light.
Cork is a trendy material in Scandinavian home design. The neutral color and texture means it plays well with virtually any other shades or materials you might want to use in your space. It’s easy to buy a cork board from Ikea and hang it on your wall, but you can make it look much more expensive by using black or white paint to add some accents. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, you can also try cutting your cork board into a fun shape.