Trust the Scandanavians to lead the pack when it comes effortless decor style. After introducing us to the cosy Danish Hygge lifestyle, they’ve now taken Scandi-chic to new heights with the Nordic Retreat trend. Described as uncomplicatedly stylish with minimum effort, it centres around warm and inviting neutral colours combined with natural layered materials.
“As our screen time increases, this trend is a great way to create tactile, natural experiences in your home. The materials featuring prominently under this trend are great for the everyday modern family,” enthused Alon Sachs, co-founder of Mobelli Furniture + Living.
Think natural colourways like whites, soft browns, warm golds and greys and key materials (sheepskin, wool and wicker) - these are all easy additions to create a relaxing space, inspired by luxury and comfort.
“Although inspired by Nordic styles, this trend fits perfectly into the South African lifestyle and can be incorporated through the use of wood and wicker pieces,” added Sachs.
“In addition, this soft colour palette beautifully encapsulates early mornings in the African bushveld – think soft sand tones, pale grey skies and the earthy grey-browns in the coats of most wildlife.