This is the décor trend you need to increase the value of your home

Scandinavian design has been influencing the way we decorate our homes for decades, but did you know that it can also add value to your home once it comes time to sell up and move on?
Following the gradual reopening of the housing market, Bankrate was eager to help people add some value to their homes before selling.

They analyzed 10 of the most popular décor designs and hundreds of house prices on Zoopla to determine which interior design style adds the most value to your home – so if you’re thinking of redecorating, this is the style you should go for.

Photography: Adrian Briscoe

Here are a few simple ways to use Scandinavian design elements in your home.

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HOW TO DECORATE WITH A SCANDINAVIAN STYLE

Scandinavian style is all about making a home feel calm, cozy, and inviting. Most Scandinavian schemes start with fresh white walls and simple wooden flooring to create a clean backdrop for colorful displays of homeware.

1. USE A PALETTE OF SCANDI GREYS

So popular in Scandinavian schemes, thanks to the varying effects it can create, no ‘hygge’ home would be complete without shades of grey. Finding the right grey is exactly like buying red lipstick; you choose one with the undertone that suits your skin shade. If you hold together a fan of grey paint charts, you’ll see how widely the tones vary. When decorating Scandi style, start by deciding on the ‘temperature’ of color your room needs – cool or warm – then how dark you dare to take it.

Photography: Jan Baldwin

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2. INVEST IN SIMPLE, LAID-BACK DESIGNS

Furniture choice should be all about combining the relaxed and textural pieces, with sleek and styled items to create the perfect balance. Go for a sofa with a slouchy loose cover in soft textured linen, whilst armchairs can be more structured. Mix cool wooden pieces with a contemporary feel with slatted, weatherboard type styles to add depth and interest. Chunky wood stools with natural texture, plus rattan weaves are great too.

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3. THINK ABOUT TEXTURE

The new emphasis of furniture and textiles that lend texture to a scheme has precipitated a revival in all forms of weaving, from simple, sculptural baskets to seventies inspired wicker, jute, macramé, and rattan. The trend celebrates the artisan and nostalgia for a time before mass production removed hand-touched imperfections.

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4. DON’T FORGET THE LITTLE DETAILS

An open ladder shelf is a great way to display your china and sits comfortably with the simplicity and honesty of the theme. Display ceramics that are full of texture, in different shapes, sizes, and finishes to highlight the beauty and imperfections of each handmade piece. Go for crumpled linen napkins, tablecloths and bed linen to add natural texture, and hang a simple pendant above your table or bed to complete the look. For a finishing touch, add wildflowers that you might find on a hillside walk for a true nod to nature.

Photography: Adrian Briscoe

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