Create a Cosy Nordic Look for your Living Room

how to create a cosy Nordic living room

The Nordic or Scandinavian look is still incredibly popular and becoming more and more mainstream as the seasons move on. Of course, with Winter around the corner, this look is gaining momentum again, and so I thought I’d give you some of my top tips for recreating this in your own home.

I’ve also got a cute little giveaway at the bottom of the post, so scroll down if you’re eager to find that.

Top Tips for Creating the Nordic Look

The images that I’m showing you here provide plenty of inspiration for putting together a modern Scandi or Nordic look. Don’t they remind you of cosy, Winter evenings in front of the fire? Of snuggling under a warm throw, with a mug of hot chocolate?

I know they’re quite ‘white’ and that doesn’t always work in a family home, but you can tweak it so it’s more practical and suits your family.

Cosy Scandinavian living

 Tip #1: Texture

So, starting with your Nordic scheme and want to recreate this look, then you must add lots of texture. Texture through fabric and through materials. So think of lots of woolly, warm cushions, soft luxurious throws, sheepskin rugs and rustic wood.

Tip #2: Colour

Generally colours need to be muted. You don’t have to stick with whites or neutrals, but a combination of these often help create that snowy, wintery feel symoblic with Scandinavia. Think of how to incorporate greys, olive greens, off whites and creams together to create this look, and don’t forget to layer them together to really give it depth. Using colour and texture together in this way will prevent the look from feeling too cold or flat.

Tip #3: Lighting

Remember Winter is on its way, and the nights are drawing in. And of course, Scandinavia is typically dark and Wintery, so you must consider how to light the room. Simple, minimal and elegant lighting works well with rustic lamps and candles. Add lots of tealights to add a twingling glow to the room at night.

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Shop the Look

Now I thought it might be quite useful to discover how to shop this look, so I’ve put together my own Nordic Cosy Living Room eBay Collection showcasing lots of different Nordic style products that you can purchase yourselves. It really is very easy to buy products to create this look in your own home, and so simple to grab just a few items that will update your look.

Here’s just a little sample of the items I’ve put into the Collection, but you can see the full range by clicking here.

When you’re there, don’t forget to hit the ‘Follow‘ button as I’ll be updating the collection over the next few weeks.

ebay collection

 

How to WIN a £20 eBay Voucher

If you’d like a lovely little eBay voucher to spend on yourself or some fabulous Nordic home accessories then just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below.

Good luck!!

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Collaborative eBay post

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160 Comments

  1. November 25, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    I would spend my eBay prize on a treat for my hubby as he has been working so hard recently.

  2. November 25, 2014 / 2:08 pm

    Accessories for my bedroom, it’s looking a little bland

  3. November 25, 2014 / 2:08 pm

    I would buy some little treats for Christmas. x

  4. Stephanie Boulton
    November 25, 2014 / 2:17 pm

    I would buy some books

  5. Ellie Bromilow
    November 25, 2014 / 2:24 pm

    I would love to say something nice for our home to make it look cosy, but as soon as my man and our son get wind of a £20 credit I am sure they will have other ideas!

  6. Elaine Savage
    November 25, 2014 / 2:24 pm

    I’d be looking for something warm & cosy: slippers!!

  7. Jessica Powell
    November 25, 2014 / 2:27 pm

    christmas presents x

  8. Amelia Kennedy
    November 25, 2014 / 2:29 pm

    A sparkly Christmas jumper!

  9. November 25, 2014 / 2:29 pm

    Some new nail polishes for my Christmas parties :O)

  10. Tracy K Nixon
    November 25, 2014 / 2:30 pm

    A new bed for our puppy as she has chewed her present one lol!

  11. November 25, 2014 / 2:31 pm

    I would buy some Christmas decorations 🙂 x

  12. iain maciver
    November 25, 2014 / 2:31 pm

    Christmas pressies for a good start for christmas

  13. karen davey
    November 25, 2014 / 2:38 pm

    glassware for christmas

  14. Maxine Owen
    November 25, 2014 / 2:47 pm

    Something nice for the house

  15. Tracey Peach
    November 25, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    Some Christmas Music

  16. Jenifer
    November 25, 2014 / 2:51 pm

    A Nordic inspired throw! 🙂

  17. Laura C
    November 25, 2014 / 2:52 pm

    I would get a pair of your lovely Linea Chunky Knit Cushions, so nice!

  18. elaine dale
    November 25, 2014 / 3:00 pm

    not sure, maybe DVDs

  19. denise
    November 25, 2014 / 3:08 pm

    I would spend the voucher on christmas presents 🙂

  20. November 25, 2014 / 3:16 pm

    I would like to say something for the home but in reality it will probably be a new ink cartridge!

  21. Paul Wilson
    November 25, 2014 / 3:34 pm

    I’d get a PSN card.

  22. maddalena dalton
    November 25, 2014 / 3:36 pm

    A warm jumper

  23. Israr Baig
    November 25, 2014 / 3:37 pm

    maybe a video game

  24. william craig rutherford
    November 25, 2014 / 3:42 pm

    put it towards my new pc

  25. November 25, 2014 / 3:51 pm

    I’d spend it on craft items, probably stamps.

  26. JOLENE GEE
    November 25, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    a new bedroom lamp

  27. Heather Haigh
    November 25, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    I would put it towards a good blender.

  28. glenn hutton
    November 25, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    Put it towards some prezzies for Christmas…

  29. EMMA WALTERS
    November 25, 2014 / 4:07 pm

    a new cookbook 🙂

  30. November 25, 2014 / 4:20 pm

    Probably a new phone charger or case for my kindle!

  31. Vicky Carter
    November 25, 2014 / 5:19 pm

    a decent candle 🙂

  32. deborah smith
    November 25, 2014 / 5:44 pm

    hello there love the blog and wonderful items i would treat my mum as shes decorating her bedroom right now thankyou goodluck everyone 🙂

  33. Dawn Canning
    November 25, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    Some new socks-possibly those ones with toes in.

  34. Katie Aspden
    November 25, 2014 / 6:12 pm

    Some Christmas fabric fat quarters to make Christmas bunting for my living room 🙂

  35. sohadre anirood
    November 25, 2014 / 6:15 pm

    I will buy a kettle

  36. Maxine
    November 25, 2014 / 6:16 pm

    Some gloves and a scarf!

  37. Laura Costello
    November 25, 2014 / 6:24 pm

    I’m currently watching a picture frame & a hoody xx

  38. karen hutchinson
    November 25, 2014 / 6:26 pm

    a new cushion

  39. carol yapp
    November 25, 2014 / 6:30 pm

    like………………xx dvd for xmas

  40. joanne darnelll
    November 25, 2014 / 6:35 pm

    i would get some clothes

  41. Eva Vida
    November 25, 2014 / 6:36 pm

    I would buy Christmas presents for my daughter.

  42. jennifer thorpe
    November 25, 2014 / 6:55 pm

    stocking fillers for my kids

  43. Stacy Sorrell
    November 25, 2014 / 6:58 pm

    Id love to buy some candles

  44. Jade Stokes
    November 25, 2014 / 7:22 pm

    I’d treat someone to something for Christmas 🙂 x

  45. Kat Lucas
    November 25, 2014 / 7:51 pm

    I would buy some cake moulds

  46. Alice Matthews
    November 25, 2014 / 8:04 pm

    I would put it towards a sheepskin rug.

  47. Rachael G
    November 25, 2014 / 8:06 pm

    I would buy a lovely throw for our sofa.

  48. George Spedding
    November 25, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    Doctor who dvd

  49. November 25, 2014 / 8:52 pm

    I’m loving the large wooden deer head on eBay under Nordic Cosy Winter Living, I’ve been after a tasteful stag/deer head for ages because my husband loves them so I’d pay the extra and buy this for him as a Christmas pressie xx

  50. hayley berry
    November 25, 2014 / 9:05 pm

    Daughter wants an Elsa doll so i would put it towards that.

  51. Lynsey Buchanan
    November 25, 2014 / 9:17 pm

    Monster High Doll for my daughter

  52. Graham Ross
    November 25, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    New PC speakers

  53. Aimee L
    November 25, 2014 / 10:15 pm

    Gisela Graham Christmas decorations!! Have been eyeing the all up recently, so pretty!

  54. julie laing
    November 25, 2014 / 10:31 pm

    Monster high doll for my daughter

  55. Joanne Baldwin
    November 26, 2014 / 9:02 am

    Some nice new perfume – I drop hints to everyone at Christmas but no-one ever buys me any!

  56. Stephanie Whitehouse
    November 26, 2014 / 9:54 am

    Socks to put in my feet

  57. kellyjo walters
    November 26, 2014 / 10:27 am

    hubby collects books so prob a book

  58. Julie Feathers
    November 26, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    I would buy some Disney Pins

  59. Keshia Esgate
    November 26, 2014 / 12:51 pm

    Probably a dress!

  60. ValB
    November 26, 2014 / 1:36 pm

    I would look for a handbag

  61. November 26, 2014 / 2:02 pm

    Fab post…love the Nordic colour scheme and the pieces you’ve collated. I would probably purchase a new purse as mine is falling apart! x

  62. stuart allen
    November 27, 2014 / 4:07 am

    i’d spend it on home improvements for xmas!

  63. Amy Harding
    November 27, 2014 / 1:54 pm

    I would love to put it towards a new cosy rug….hmm I need some new cushions too..so many things to choose from! 🙂

  64. Kara W
    November 27, 2014 / 8:37 pm

    Would love to get some nail and beauty items 🙂

  65. Mary Chez
    November 27, 2014 / 11:18 pm

    I need some tumblers so would put it towards that

  66. Charlotte Ingham
    November 28, 2014 / 9:40 pm

    X-men on blu ray

  67. Becky Duffy
    November 28, 2014 / 10:51 pm

    I’d love some cushions such as the Linea chunky knit cushions

  68. Karl Borowy
    November 28, 2014 / 11:55 pm

    Wii U and games

  69. Jackie ONeill
    November 30, 2014 / 9:41 am

    Logo board game

  70. Debbie Bird
    November 30, 2014 / 4:15 pm

    I would treat myself to a chunky sweater to keep warm and cosy

  71. eva appleby
    December 1, 2014 / 10:14 pm

    Cushions to brighten up my holiday caravan

  72. Lelia
    December 2, 2014 / 12:40 am

    A new handbag.

  73. SARAH WILLIAMS
    December 2, 2014 / 12:03 pm

    some perfume for my daughter

  74. Rebecca Harris
    December 2, 2014 / 5:40 pm

    Some fabric to make some cushions to liven up my dull living room.

  75. Alica
    December 3, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    I would treat myself to a little bling 🙂

  76. December 3, 2014 / 10:39 pm

    I would buy a little something for my son

  77. Frances Heaton
    December 5, 2014 / 7:26 am

    A new picture frame

  78. Michelle orchard
    December 5, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    I would buy my 3 cocker spaniels a special Xmas day treat 🙂 x

  79. Alice B
    December 7, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    a light for our living room

  80. aaron broad
    December 9, 2014 / 10:52 am

    I would buy some headphones for my PS4

  81. Leanne Perrett
    December 11, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    i would use it towards some thing for the children

  82. ashleigh allan
    December 15, 2014 / 8:48 pm

    I would buy some dvds!

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  84. Jane Brown
    December 17, 2014 / 9:06 pm

    I would spend mine on some craft bits and pieces as I have lots of cards to make in the New Year.

  85. Keri Jones
    December 18, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    I would buy toys or books for my son’s birthday x

  86. Solange
    December 19, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    I would buy some cosmetics

  87. jenette ogborn
    December 19, 2014 / 6:42 pm

    I would buy a new dog coat !

  88. Marrian
    December 19, 2014 / 7:27 pm

    I’m redecorating my bedroom so something for that, maybe a lamp. 🙂

  89. MichelleD
    December 19, 2014 / 11:59 pm

    Trivial Pursuit, it’ll keep the family busy after the excitement of Christmas and New Year!

  90. Susan Race
    December 20, 2014 / 4:08 pm

    Some new cushions

  91. Jan Richards
    December 21, 2014 / 7:51 pm

    I plan to decorate my spare bedroom so I’d buy some bedroom accessories.

  92. kim neville
    December 22, 2014 / 10:19 pm

    a big rubbish truck toy for my son

  93. Ian Yates
    December 25, 2014 / 1:58 am

    I’d go for Sherlock dvds.

  94. Jay Hill
    December 25, 2014 / 2:55 pm

    I’d buy something for the house

  95. Kate Deakin
    December 25, 2014 / 10:48 pm

    I’d treat myself to something for the home

  96. Leanne newsome
    December 26, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    I’d buy a nice yankee candle for my living room

  97. kayleigh watkins
    December 27, 2014 / 1:01 am

    I would spend it on my partner for his birthday new years eve xxx

  98. Kim Styles
    December 27, 2014 / 10:50 am

    I would buy some new shoes for my son for school

  99. Keith Hunt
    December 27, 2014 / 1:54 pm

    Stock-up with pet food.

  100. leanne weir
    December 27, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    I would buy some books

  101. Michelle Smith
    December 27, 2014 / 10:34 pm

    I would buy one of your lovely items. I quite like your winter metallic collection.

  102. December 28, 2014 / 8:17 am

    I’d spend it on some items to organise my kitchen

  103. David Price
    December 28, 2014 / 9:59 am

    A book for my mums birthday

  104. Charlotte Hood
    December 28, 2014 / 4:12 pm

    I’d put it towards a bedroom mirror

  105. FionaLynne Edwards
    December 28, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    A couple of pieces of 1950s china

  106. Sarah Mc
    December 28, 2014 / 8:32 pm

    Some new clothes for work!

  107. EJ Dunn
    December 28, 2014 / 10:01 pm

    I would purchase a new pair of high heels for work

  108. Rebecca Nisbet
    December 29, 2014 / 9:39 am

    i would love a little side table for the front room.

  109. simon hardy
    December 29, 2014 / 9:59 am

    My wife is looking for some leather boots so I would give it to her to put towards them.

  110. Melissa Lee
    December 29, 2014 / 8:59 pm

    I’d buy some summer clothes

  111. Rachel Thompson
    December 29, 2014 / 9:28 pm

    My son who grows a at daily rate need new trouser for school xxx

  112. Laura Cooper
    December 29, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    clothes for my daughter

  113. kerri ann davis
    December 29, 2014 / 10:12 pm

    Would spend it on some treats for fella xx

  114. Gilla01
    December 29, 2014 / 11:21 pm

    I’d spend it on books..

  115. Vera Pope
    December 30, 2014 / 8:59 am

    BN Extra Large Genuine Icelandic Natural White Ivory Sheepskin Sheep Fur Rug – we would fight over this 🙂

  116. LEE HARDY
    December 30, 2014 / 10:10 am

    I would buy a game for my daughter.

  117. Laura Tovey
    December 30, 2014 / 12:29 pm

    Something nice for the kitchen

  118. Janice Mackin
    December 30, 2014 / 1:45 pm

    I would buy clothes.

  119. kathryn
    December 30, 2014 / 2:39 pm

    I’d most probably spend it on clothes for my little girl!

  120. Angela Sandhu
    December 30, 2014 / 4:12 pm

    I would buy a new cushion

  121. Sue Carter
    December 30, 2014 / 5:28 pm

    I would spend it on something frivolous and unnecessary, just for a change x

  122. gina sudron
    December 30, 2014 / 6:05 pm

    a new pair of trainers for my keep fit regime

  123. Hannah LAwrence
    December 30, 2014 / 6:11 pm

    Clothes!! Lots of them :)Maybe some jewellery 😀

  124. clare d
    December 30, 2014 / 6:30 pm

    new living room stuff x

  125. Yvonne Brownsea
    December 30, 2014 / 7:41 pm

    Something owl related I’m sure!!

  126. Breanne
    December 30, 2014 / 8:41 pm

    I’d get a video game.

  127. Jon Payne
    December 30, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    wii u game

  128. sandy
    December 30, 2014 / 10:35 pm

    I’m not in the market for a full redesign but I do like some of the nordic things you’ve posted. Might spend it on some storage for the massive heap of magazines that’s piled at the end of the sofa!

  129. Hayley Colburn
    December 31, 2014 / 7:36 am

    I would spend it on a think chunky jumper, I’m freezing xx

  130. Miss Janet Carter
    December 31, 2014 / 9:54 am

    A new bed

  131. yolanda davis
    December 31, 2014 / 10:19 am

    I would treat myself to some perfume.

  132. Sarah Cadman
    December 31, 2014 / 10:38 am

    Some cosy new bedding

  133. Tracy Ashwin
    December 31, 2014 / 11:11 am

    Towels or bedding – time to replace and spring clean the house!

  134. Penny Crumpton
    December 31, 2014 / 12:01 pm

    Ceramic tea light holders on your site. They are fab

  135. Chris Fletcher
    December 31, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    I’d spend it on tools!

  136. caroline tokes
    December 31, 2014 / 5:32 pm

    A PS4 GAME

  137. Katie Walker
    December 31, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    Some models to make with my partner

  138. Barbara Handley
    December 31, 2014 / 7:23 pm

    A new scarf

  139. Natalie Gillham
    December 31, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    I would buy a new house phone 🙂 x

  140. Catherine Gregory
    December 31, 2014 / 9:10 pm

    A throw for my bed

  141. eloise mccarthy
    December 31, 2014 / 10:17 pm

    a couple of frozen dresses for my niece and I as we are going to Disneyworld for Halloween and need to dress up 🙂

  142. Natalie Crossan
    December 31, 2014 / 10:27 pm

    baby clothes 🙂 xx

  143. emma atkins
    December 31, 2014 / 10:56 pm

    Some new rugs for my front room

  144. Sarah Davies
    December 31, 2014 / 11:32 pm

    A warm jumper

  145. Laura
    July 26, 2015 / 6:10 pm

    Hi there, please can you tell me where the wooden coffee table is from? I love it, and everything else featured, the Nordic theme rocks! thanks

    • July 27, 2015 / 9:38 am

      I’m so sorry Laura, I actually don’t know. The image came from a stock imagery site – I chose it because it showcased the look so well. I’m trying to think if I’ve seen anything similar online anywhere but not sure I have x

  146. August 28, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    It is interesting style. Maybe It can be accepted in my house.

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  148. Krystal
    December 4, 2015 / 3:16 pm

    I LOVE nordic style. It’s my latest craze. I plan to deck my home out in similar fashion.

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