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5 Interior Design tips from the Danish

There’s no doubt that the Danish know good design. Bringing us everything from the famous Egg (Arne Jacobsen, 1958) to the everyday Wishbone chair (Hans Wegner, 1949), the Danes will go down in history as masters of Mid-Century design. 

1. Colour is everything

While Scandinavian style was once known to be simplistic and neutral, that has all changed. Now, the Danes are injecting colour everywhere. Whether it’s a beautiful green chair or a red couch, there’s something about colour that can’t help but spread happiness, which might be why Denmark has consistently been voted the happiest country in the world. 

2. Just what you need

A house should be filled with things that spark joy. Choose pieces that bring something to the room, and only choose what you love. Apart from being more sustainable than a room filled with junk you’ll never use, it proves an elegant reflection of your personal style. 

3. Hygge!

Meaning to create a mood of coziness. Embrace snug, cozy spaces in your life all year round by filling your home with personal, special items and embracing an array of textiles. Layer rugs, stack walls with art and invest in plenty of cushions.

4. Embrace natural elements

Sustainability is key. Take green energy and sustainable practices into your home with plenty of natural finishes, greenery, and light. Let the materials speak for themselves, and add in plenty of oxygen-giving house plants for that natural feel. 

5. Start simple and build on it

Instead of going big from the get-go, considering starting off smaller when designing a new space and add as you need.

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