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scandi laundry display with cabinetry, shelving, splashback and appliances
A Nordic-inspired base of white and grey with pale timber is as crisp as freshly washed sheets, and singularly appropriate for a functional and beautiful laundry scheme.

A Nordic love story

Visually restful and restrained, Scandinavian style has long been a go-to interior trend among minimalists the world over. Defined by a serene palette of milky whites and greys set against pale timber touches, Scandi decor is as neutral as it is clutter-free, adding up to a tranquil palette that will take the sting out of laundry day.

Pairing practical with pretty

To capture this timeless look in a laundry, start with a wall of tall storage to keep everyday mess at bay, striking a perfect balance between practical and pared-back. A built-in bank of open shelves can hold everything from laundry baskets to towels – use them to keep the room neat and tidy, and display pretty items.

Scandi style is functional, it’s true, but it’s never cold or clinical; materials like the tactile timber-look cabinetry used here bring warmth and depth. White and grey-veined marble-look tiles are an affordable way to inject a sense of luxury into the chore space.

scandi laundry display with cabinetry, shelving, splashback and appliances

More Scandi style ideas

For an on-trend twist to Nordic style, contemporary matt-black tapware and handles can take the place of chrome hardware. But do resist the temptation to over-decorate the room, keeping in mind that Scandi style should be calming and restrained. Remember, too, that it can be the small details that truly make a hardworking zone sing – a laundry trough with a lid is a logical pairing, providing valuable additional bench space while remaining true to the look.

Are you a fan of this Nordic-inspired palette?

Pair your laundry reno with a Scandi kitchen makeover – our design guide will help you through the build.


Photo Credit: Alejandro Sosa 3D

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Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.