10 Elegant Scandi Trends To Try In 2018


New year, new home? As 2018 is finally upon us, many of you will be mulling over the ways in which you can revamp your living space. Excitingly enough, there are some rather delectable home trends of 2018 that you need to check out.

Yes, this year brings with it some zesty new looks that are certain to spice up any interior. So, where shall we begin? Well, let’s look at ten of the highlights this year has to offer.


1. A new take on coastal vibes

The stereotypical ‘seaside’ decor trend is one that may make many of your stomachs turn. Despite its traditionally novel appearance, there’s a way to mix a little of its charm into sleek Scandi interiors. In fact, SS18 will be all about coastal vibes, adding a few choice pieces to your abode could be the way forward.


The inclusion of a subtle, yet chic rug in your living space could be the answer. The Bolia Twine rug aptly combines soft coastal tones with an elegant woven finish. Adding this little touch to an otherwise bare wooden floor is a daring move.

Check out: Twine Rug



It’s only natural that you’d want to add a little greenery to your home this season. Here’s how to do so with a sassy coastal twist. The Multiplo vase is a statement piece like no other; comprising of a few vases combined with a rubber band. Plant some exotic flora to complete the waterside aesthetic.

Check out: Multiplo Vase


2. The black and white combo

One of the most well-cited Scandinavian interior design principles is the understated colour look. Black and white interiors are surely the epitome of this idea, offering a sophisticated and alluring style. Dubbed to be one of the biggest home decor trends of 2018, this particular aesthetic is not hard to get right. In truth, the key to this very look, as with all things that are worth any time, is moderation.


Should you not wish to completely overhaul your home, there is a rather simple way to pay homage to this 2018 trend. Why not invest in a quality cushion that perfectly captures the black and white essence? The Kelim Cushion from Ferm Living offers just that in a neat little square. Gorgeously simplistic.

Check out: Kelim Cushion



The egg chair may be something of a throwback to forgotten eras, but it looks seamlessly on trend in Scandi interiors. Opting to put a couple of black chairs in a plain, white room will have a dramatic effect. Keep the rest of the interior very minimal to achieve this look.

Check out: Egg Easy Chair


3. Deep and dark interiors

Often enough, when we visualise Scandi interiors, we think of light, bright, open spaces. However, there is another, richer way to go. A major player in the home decor trends of 2018 is the deep, dark look. What’s more, there are plenty of ways to create this in your own home.


Needless to say, you may wish to keep the palette of your walls dark to achieve this particular 2018 trend. A welcome addition to this warm look may be a vase from one of Bolia’s ranges. These vases tend to boast intense colours and intriguing designs.

Check out: Forma Vase



Should you have a home office or study, you don’t have to leave it looking drab or dry. Instead, why not include a deep, dark, leather chair. This snazzy little piece gives the room an added level of pizazz while also being extremely functional to boot.

Check out: Series 7 Office Armchair


4. Statement ceilings

You may never have considered it before now, but your ceiling could well be the focus of your entire room. Since Scandi interiors are often quite minimal, this may be a chic and desirable option. So, how can you cultivate a ceiling space that will make jaws drop?


Lighting is perhaps the most obvious way to go about creating a stunning ceiling. Luckily, one of the killer home decor trends of 2018 is the statement lighting fixture. The Orb Pendant Lamp by Bolia is a clear example of this. People won’t be able to keep their eyes off it from the moment they see it.

Check out: Orb Pendant Lamp



Alternately, there’s always the option to go for a low-hanging lighting fixture. In doing so, you can ensure that the piece takes centre stage in any room. For a more elaborate effect, you could even include a handful of these fine feature pieces around your home.

Check out: Orient Black Pendant Light


5. Keep things nice and neutral

Scandinavian interior design principles dictate that things must always be functional and understated. Hence, the neutral trend is certain to align perfectly with that notion. Whether it’s plush pinks or soft undertones, this feminine and alluring look is ultra homely. Let’s take a look at a couple of ways it may work for you.


Even in the darkest of rooms, you can try this 2018 trend for yourself. As sofas take up a great portion of the room, they are always going to be an eye-catching aspect of any space. Opting for a neutral colour when choosing your statement sofa could be the way forward. The move is a bold one but just works.

Check out: Sepia Sofa



Another example of how this 2018 trend can be taken on comes in the shape of the fabulous Favn sofa. The piece looks perfect in any space and adds that much-needed splash of neutral colour. Oh, and the delectable shape of the piece is curvaceous and chic.

Check out: Favn Sofa


6. The industrial (materials) revolution

Industrial chic has been around for quite some time, but it’s back yet again as a serious 2018 trend. This time around, the focus is all about raw materials and showing them off to grand effect. Here are just two little ideas to get you started.


Sometimes, cultivating a new idea in your home living space is all about the minute details. Putting a small yet powerful industrial vase in the space may not seem like a major change, but it could make a huge impression. The Bolia line of vases has a penchant for natural and raw materials, which means it’s well worth a look.

Check out: Soulland Industrial Small Vase



Sometimes, cultivating a new idea in your home living space is all about the minute details. Putting a small yet powerful industrial vase in the space may not seem like a major change, but it could make a huge impression. The Bolia line of vases has a penchant for natural and raw materials, which means it’s well worth a look.

Check out: Vowel Wall Unit


7. Geometric furnishings

The sharp, slender look that is at the very heart of traditional Scandinavian interior design principles can be aptly captured in the geometric trend. In recent years, we’ve seen these furnishings creep into many lines, but 2018 is set to be their year. Here are some pieces to inspire you.


If you’re considering potting some plants in your home, here’s a furnishing that mustn’t be overlooked. A geometric wall hanging is the creme de la creme of Scandi interiors right now. So, the Hexagon Wall Pot by Bolia is a glorious little find. The feminine yet functional style of the piece is just ideal.

Check out: Hexagon Wall Pot



Of course, for those of you who don’t want to commit to a wall hanging, there’s another option. Including a hexagonal vase in your space offers the same en vogue effect with less of the hassle. Bolia just so happens to have a free-standing option, which may fit the bill.

Check out: Hexagon Vase


8. The darkest of wood

Now, it’s time to focus on your hard furnishings and how you may revamp them this new year. A somewhat unexpected 2018 trend is that of dark wood. Including some finer, more elegant looking pieces in your space could be just the thing. Take a look at these examples of just that.


The Republic of Fritz Hansen has a wide range of chairs which use darker wood for the legs and fine details. One example is the much-lusted-after Sammen Chair. This piece comes in an array of distinguished colours, but it’s the dark lacquered base that makes it really stand out from the crowd.

Check out: Sammen Chair



Don’t be afraid to mix different types of woods! The dark wood 2018 trend is as versatile as it is attractive. Juxtapositioning various types of woods with one another is only bound to make it stronger. That idea comes to life in the form of the Symbiosis square coffee table; a gloriously contemporary take on living room decor.

Check out: Symbiosis square coffee table


9. Quirky statement pieces

Even the most subtle of Scandi interiors can benefit from something a little different. This 2018 trend is all about making your home unique to you and choosing pieces that will stand out. For this fun fad, it’s worth taking the time to consider the message you’re trying to convey. Choosing stylish yet unusual pieces is key.


A three-dimensional clock face may sound like something out of this world, but it looks right at home in any space. This statement piece, in a striking mint green, could be a borderline genius way to add a little character to your home. Bolia has a range of clocks that look as rare as this one. Neat.

Check out: Tempus Wall Clock



You may be under the typical impression that a mirror is just a mirror. Well, you’re wrong! The Balance Mirror takes things to a whole new level by literally shifting your perspective. Fixing one of these interesting pieces to the wall will create quite the talking point in any home.

Check out: Balance Mirror


10. All hail the side table

Sticking to a minimal regime can sometimes feel like a trial. One of the ways in which you can keep your Scandi interiors looking fresh is by including some smaller furnishings. Luckily, side tables are one of the home decor trends of 2018 so there’s never been a better time to get on board.


Side tables don’t have to be merely functional. Ferm Living proves that there’s so much more to this piece than you imagine. Adding a marble-topped piece into your home oozes class and style. Plus, they are great additions when you’re hosting people in your home too and need extra surface space.

Check out: Marble table



Check out: Terra Coffee Table

Finally, if you’re looking for something with a little more oomph, it’s worth taking a look at the Terra Coffee Table. This piece boasts a stunning solid terrazzo tabletop and delicate steel legs. Not only will this be a nice extra in your home, but it’s something of a design classic too.