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