The Scandinavian or Nordic way of life is so unique, it is clean and de cluttered yet still cosy and warm and approachable (this also goes for it's people too.) The effortless look isn't all about show, it goes deeper than that, it is a way of life, and one that we could take inspiration from.
The Danish people practice something called Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga), is a lifestyle about being cozy, comfortable, and enjoying the simple things in life, like a walk or a cup of tea. It is essential for the Scandinavian countries as their Winter is so harsh, it can be easy to loose sight and feel down.
Re create this look by introducing tactile components such as raw timbers, fur, felt, and heavy drapes to keep out the cold. White walls are essential, black cabinetry and timber or concrete flooring will give the space an effortless and monochromatic scheme. If you are considering this style for your home, it doesn't tire easily, the people and places on that side of the world have been stylish forever.
Keeping the colour palette to whites, shades of greys and charcoals with black accents will have you on your way to feeling Minimal-chic in no time.
Enjoy, Lulu x