Scandicraft: the new nordic decoration coming from the north of Europe which adapts itself to the mediterranean spirit and focuses on the simplicity and craftwork.
The favourite decoration style in 2022, as announced by the interior designers, the increasing scandicraft trend adds extra warmth to the traditional nordic style and implies a return to the simplicity, giving priority to the sustainability and craftwork.
THE ORIGIN OF SCANDICRAFT
Northern European countries have always kept a special link to nature. In Sweden the word “gokotta” is used to identify the fact of getting up early so as to listen to the birds songs. Another example applies to the word “friluftsliv”, which makes reference to the pleasure of practising outdoor activities. This synergy so special implies an extension of the environment to nordic homes. In fact, we can find the best representation in the new trend “scandicraft”, a combination of two words: “scandinavian” and “craftwork”.
We could define Scandicraft as the warmest and most natural version of the nordic style which stands up for the simplicity and craftwork at home.
NATURAL MATERIALS AS MAIN CONCEPT
One of the results of employing the scandicraft style in an indoor project is the peace and naturalness that evoke a decoration inspired by this trend. The natural materials have an important weight on the project, since its aim is approaching nature to home. Natural wood, rattan and linen are some of the materials that are used and mixed with other materials in order to create a combination of the traditional nordic style together with the mediterranean one, always using handicraft and sustainable methods.
The main difference between the traditional nordic style and the scandicraft style is that in this one you can find vintage pieces that have their own story, such as objects which have been slowly handcrafted. Pieces such as vases, tapestries, kilim rugs, recycled furniture and objects become the main characters in any space evoking the authenticity and simplicity and standing for the natural value.
COLOURS PALETTE FOR SCANDICRAFT STYLE
The colours palette in the scandicraft style includes warm colours such as white, blue, brown, yellow or green in pastel tones, since they recall the same tones of the nature. Nevertheless, we can also often find neutral colours such as cream, beige, or honey. Nude colour is also trendy because it provides any space with softness and elegance, apart from being useful to lead the sun light to the most unsuspected corners.
SIMPLICITY AND ORGANIC FORMS IN DECORATION COME BACK
Scandicraft implies a perfect combination between decoration and warmth thanks to simplicity. The curvy lines, so trendy nowadays, provide any space with coherence by the incorporation of some elements such as ceramic pieces, sculptural candles and soft textiles. The order and minimalism would be the next steps without forgetting a beautiful decoration and soft and “gentle” textiles.
NATURE DOMINATES AT HOME
Just like the nordic style, scandicraft style supports the incorporation of plants, but not too many. The aim of this style is not achieving a jungle decoration, but a natural style where plants are present without overshadowing the rest of the space.
The key is not exceeding this premise, since we can achieve the desired style just adding dry flowers or hanging plants.
CRAFTWORK IN SCANDICRAFT SPACES
Craftwork prevails in any scandicraft spaces, specially ceramic objects in all shapes and colours. Plates, vases and other ornamental handicrafts decorate indoor spaces providing them with authenticity and simplicity. Choose little pieces with its own personality.
Furthermore, handicrafts made of recycled wood are very special. Each gap, crack or imperfection has its own story, which is completely different to the one of any other piece.
Scandicraft has come to make happy those nordic style lovers who were looking for something else. It is a new style that keeps the nordic principles though introducing new nuances. Scandicraft is more natural by choosing authentic and long-lasting pieces; those which are passed down from generation to generation. The traditional nordic style stands up for its straight and well defined lines, whereas Scandicraft focuses on furniture with organic, warm, round and non-polished shapes.