Discovering a stylish storage system can be tricky – especially in a living room – where every design decision leaves a lasting impression. However, this Scandinavian-approved storage solution keeps your home neat and tidy without sacrificing your scheme.
Yes, experts have shared a living room storage idea that will keep your space organized – whilst making a Nordic-style statement that celebrities minimalism. The secret? White solid oak.
According to designers, white oak is almost too stylish to be practical – and it will accentuate your space instantly. Here’s everything you need to know before making the investment.
White oak Scandi storage solution
According to Simon Bodsworth, the Managing Director of Daval, the secret behind a Scandi living room is found in rich timber – a material that allows you to ‘maximize your storage while bringing natural beauty to your home.’ And white oak is the epitome of this stylish storage idea.
‘Popular Nordic-inspired interiors have a strong focus on texture and light, so a white-washed finish is a great way to go in terms of your furniture choice,’ Simon explains. He adds that classic oak (in warmer mid-tones) is a similar alternative that ‘creates a balance between light and dark when using natural raw materials.’
‘By opting for soothing colors, you will ensure your scheme is calm and clutter-free, and we are finding that solid oak has become a go-to option for creating a sense of calm and serenity in the living room,’ he says.
White or warmer mid-toned oak will leave you with a scheme that is both calm and clutter-free, as the expert adds – these materials will bring organization and serenity to your living room.
But what makes this style so Scandi? Designers at Swoon suggest it comes down to its emphasis on natural materials that are a staple of Nordic nations.
‘Scandinavian style is defined by bright and open spaces, natural materials, cozy textiles, and simplistic shapes – much like the homes you would expect to see in the Nordic regions of the world,’ they say.
While the modern decorating powerhouse argues that the Scandinavian look is hard to pull off, we suggest this oak storage solution is a great place to start. Who knew storage could look this stylish?
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, well-being stories, and celebrity-focused pieces.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US whilst studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site.
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