When we think of Scandinavian design we can’t help but think of famous Danish designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner or Poul Kjaerholm; designers who used beautiful, natural materials to create simple, elegant furniture. The focus on natural materials extends throughout the Scandinavian style interiors, along with a cool, neutral or monochrome colour palette and simple, graphic shapes.
With these elements in mind, we feel many our contemporary, solid wood bed-frames fit perfectly with this look. Here we’ll take a look at our most ‘Nordic’ looking bed designs and how to dress them for maximum ‘Scandi’ chic!
Low solid wood bed-frames for a rustic look. It’s easy to create a cosy, contemporary bedroom by using a modern, low, solid wood bed with stylish bedding in neutral colours. Here you can see a range of our low beds, all in solid ash. Ash is a light coloured timber with a strong, vivid grain – perfect for this look. The Nevada and Sahara beds shown here have low, neat headboard panels and a pared-down design. The Ki bed is a low, platform bed without a headboard, the deep front foot panel shows the ash grain beautifully. A back-drop of rustic wooden panels of white-washed timber adds to the Scandinavian feel. Cosy wool throws and layers of bedding in shades of grey, white and cream ensure the rustic style feels luxurious.
Contemporary wooden four-posters with a Scandinavian look – here we’ve combined solid wood four-poster beds in deeper timber tones with simple, natural bedding in cotton or linen, topped with wool throws in traditional check or more modern patterns (we offer a range of throws, made in England by Bronte, you’re sure to find one to suit). A simple, neutral colour scheme keeps the look contemporary and uncluttered. Alternatively try an upholstered headboard – use a contemporary, plain the fabric and pile on the cosy bedding for the perfect winter bedroom look!
Nordic Noir: dark colours and luxury materials – if you want a really luxurious and atmospheric take on Scandinavian style choose a rich, deep colour scheme. Charcoal, inky blue or taupe for the decor or bedding selection, can be softened with accessories in luxurious materials: a velvet bedspread, a knitted cashmere hot-water bottle cover or a soft linen duvet cover. The solid wood bed can be left a natural shade, or stained black or dark chocolate brown: a pale timber will shine against a dark wall, a dark toned bed will add to the cosy, if slightly gothic feel. For a cosy option take a look at our Shetland and Arran beds with upholstered headboards. Choose a dark colour or a neutral shade for timeless appeal, or choose a black lacquered bed-frame with a dramatic floral print to create a stunning centre-piece.
For more images and ideas to help create your own Nordic haven, just take a look at our pinterest board Scandinavian Style Bedrooms.