Understated Scandinavian: A Subtle Yet Stylish Approach

Understated Scandinavian: A Subtle Yet Stylish Approach


“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity” – Plato

Subtle. Simple. Sleek. Uncompromisingly chic. Here at Domayne HQ, we cannot get enough of this season’s new nordic look. A timeless fusion of neutral hues, clean lines, natural light, organic elements and pared-back styling, Scandi-inspired elements infuse the home with an effortless modernity and welcoming warmth.

Editor-In-Chief of Home Beautiful, Wendy Moore, shares her take on the Scandinavian look:

“In the current issue of Home Beautiful, we showcase our annual special ‘50 Beautiful Rooms’, a story that celebrates stand-alone rooms that made us swoon. These rooms are the pick of our readers’ own transformations mixed with our favourite rooms that we have showcased during the year. There are country looks, French, Japanese, traditional, minimalist, industrial designs and so on.

One of the evergreen trends of Australian homes that always weaves its way into the 50 rooms is the simple, elegance of the Scandi look – pale walls, light floors, a lot of white, a little black, retro pendants, copper accents, sleek timber and a little pastel.

Always popular, this trend is definitely not a fad – the Scandi look is more of a classic style that can make a room look bigger, fresher and create a canvas for pops of colour and interesting artefacts without feeling sterile. It’s easily updated, and always, always beautiful.”

Showcasing Domayne’s new collection of Scandinavian-style furniture, bedding and homewares, our gorgeous Understated Scandinavian feature – as seen in Better Homes and Gardens, Home Beautiful, Marie Claire and InStyle – provides an array of inspiring nordic scenes that are definitely worth stealing! Here’s a peak at some of our fave Scandi eye-candy:


Define the stark minimalism of a neutral palette with striking black or charcoal accents. Recreate the relaxed yet refined lounge room setting above with the ‘Mason’ 3-Seater Leather Sofa and nail that Scandi-scene down with the retro-fabulous ‘Metro’ Buffet in Walnut.


Nordic-themed spaces truly come into their own when dressed up with black and white graphic prints. Add dimension to an open white room with the Geometric Framed Print and get your Scandi on with the ‘Metro’ Coffee Table featuring a pristine white top and contrasting walnut legs. Love it!


The characteristic warmth of natural timber teamed with a muted palette of mint, soft greys and crisp white, creates a laid-back, inviting retreat. Get the look with the ‘Calibra’ Queen Bed, the ‘Equinox’ Queen Quilt Cover Set and ‘Malmo’ Stool.


Add colour and flair to your dinner parties with the windsor-style, lightweight aluminium ‘Merlot’ Dining Chair – perfect for both indoor and outdoor entertaining! Team with the sophisticated ‘Mikaela’ Dining Table featuring tempered glass top and sturdy teak base.

For more on new nordic looks from Domayne, check out our recent Scandi-licious blog post or shop online now.