How to Design Your Scandinavian Home Without Breaking the Bank


Green Accent Colour - Aaltonen Interiors My interior design style is all about creating a neutral background and then adding colour to it with textiles and accessories. The advantage of this approach is that the look stays balanced and the chosen accent colour really stands out from the neutral background. It is also easy to change the feel of the room by simply re-accessorising, instead of re-doing the whole interior.

Nightlights for Children's Bedrooms - Aaltonen Interiors Finding nightlights for children’s bedrooms can be a tall order, especially if you are trying to find something that would also please adults’ eyes. There are so many eye-sores out there! I’m not saying that your child’s room should look like a cool adult space – not at all! My point is that even a child’s bedroom can, and should, look nice and that it’s worth putting some effort into designing its interior.

Style Your Home Office Like a Pro - Aaltonen Interiors So you have become one of the many people who are now working from home. You need a space to work, store your paperwork, etc. but you are not quite sure how to go about it. Maybe you are fortunate enough to have a dedicated room in your home that you can start using as an office; or maybe you have to settle for a corner in your living room or a spare bedroom. Whichever it is, don’t compromise your design style! There is no reason why your home office shouldn’t look just as stylish as the rest of your home!

Area Rugs to Go with Your Scandi Home - Aaltonen Interiors Since wooden floors are the most common type of flooring in Scandinavian interiors, area rugs are very important: they add a bit of texture, patterns and colours to create that very personal and homely feeling. They also have a couple of huge advantages over carpets: they are easy to clean, wash and maintain; it is also easy to swap them around or out when you want a change!

Designing a Contemporary Scandinavian Kitchen - Aaltonen Interiors A new kitchen is always an expensive investment, so you want to get it right. You probably want something that looks contemporary, but also something that will not age rapidly. Scandi kitchens are just the perfect answer: Scandinavian design, with its pure clean lines, white colour and clutter free interiors, has been cool and in fashion for decades now; and the best thing is it’s quite simply unbeatable when it comes to practicality. A match made in heaven: beautiful design meets functionality.