Lighting Design

Trend Report: Not-Quite-Minimalism

Scrolling through interior design blogs and Instagram trend-setters, it looks like the "less is more" aesthetic is stronger than ever. A recent rise in popularity for Scandinavian style interior design has made clean lines and sober color palettes the bread and butter of design bloggers, influencers and media everywhere.

Not quite ready to dive into an ultra-streamlined, grey-scale spaces?  Don't worry - you're not alone. With a strong desire for personal expression through details, stylists are putting accents and accessories back into spartan spaces for a look that is clean and precise - but not quite minimalism.

Check out a few of our favorite examples of Scandinavian style interior designs:

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Above, a patterned accent wall and smart pops of color keep this airy bedroom from becoming too white-washed. FLOS Aim pendant lights create more intimacy by extending into the space from the high ceilings.

 

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Create warmth with natural details and earthy colors in a mix of textures. The Cocoon material of Achille Castiglioni's Gatto lamp complements a cozy, modern aesthetic above, while below, the industrial feel of Konstantin Grcic's May Day lamp brings structure to a bedroom. In both rooms, placing accessories all on one level keeps things from getting too fussy.

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A sleek Arco floor lamp anchors a light-filled space above, filled with mid-century modern classics. Playful shapes and curvy forms soften the brightness of the room and engage the senses with all kinds of textural detail.

 

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Country-inspired furniture gets a cool update from Philippe Starck's KTribe pendant lamp. The juxtaposition of modern and rustic influences keeps this look chic and charming.

Love these looks? Check out the FLOS Decorative Collection for more interior and lighting inspiration. Everything in moderation, as they say - even moderation.