European Styles Worth Stealing

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: Scandinavian

Style Staples: Monochrome and Wood

Country of Origin: Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Greenland)

My white Scandinavian home. Splash of colors. Old & new. Always in change.
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.
Check out this quick guide to getting the look.

The Mixed Up One

Style: Parisian

Style Staples: Mixing new with old

Country of Origin: France

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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.
Try patterned curtains like these.

The Rustic One

Style: Tuscan

Style Staples: Traditional details and warm colours

Country of Origin: Italy

Tuscan Country House, Siena, 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.
Dark wood blinds are a great starting point.

The Cosy One

Style: Swedish

Style Staples: Scandi with Colour

Country of Origin: Sweden

Mitt hem!
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.
Choose light and airy fabrics when dressing the windows.

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Where do you get your design inspiration from? Been inspired by any these countries? Let us know in the comments below…

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