With Europe Day being today, now seems like just as good time as any to delve into the interior design world and get inspired by some of our European friends.
We’ve been finding style staples and ideas your home shouldn’t live without. So lets cross the pond and take a look…
The Simple One
Style Staples: Monochrome and Wood
Country of Origin: Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Greenland)
We’re talking pale floors, white furniture and of course, a touch of beautiful wood. Maximising light is a key feature too, so window dressings like roller blinds that can be rolled all the way up are ideal.
The Mixed Up One
Style Staples: Mixing new with old
Country of Origin: France
There’s always something luxurious about the parisian style. The shapes they use, the colour palettes, the textures. Apartments in Paris tend to have low ceilings so can feel dark. Because of this, many Parisian homes have the walls painted in white. There’s a real sense of old amongst new. Just look at that beautiful parquet flooring underneath the chic sofas. Ornate ceilings or lightware are a must.
The Rustic One
Style Staples: Traditional details and warm colours
Country of Origin: Italy
Tuscan style feels very much about getting back to basics and taking pride in finer details. Carved wood, pottery and exposed brickwork feature heavily. It’s much darker than the others, with stained wood and earthy tones throughout. There’s layering of the harder textures too, such as plaster, wrought iron and ceramics.
The Cosy One
Style Staples: Scandi with Colour
Country of Origin: Sweden
Even though Sweden can come under the Scandinavian design bracket, their interiors are somewhat a little different. They take the same principles as Scandi designs, but add a bit of eclectic style to it. There’s pattern for starters, and a touch more colour too.
Where do you get your design inspiration from? Been inspired by any these countries? Let us know in the comments below…