7 Nordic-inspired accessories for a cosy home

14 April 2022 – 3 Minute Read

Cosy up your living room this winter with our pick of the Nordic-inspired home accessories, including natural rugs, textured furnishings, neutral tones and classic designs. For those decorating on a budget – good news, almost every item is under £75.

Slate Grey Sheepskin Rug

The Swedish Wooden Horse Company , £75

A shaggy, or high pile rug is ideal to bring an extra layer of warmth and a sense of Nordic style to your home. Natural-feel rugs, like this fluffy sheepskin, can soften a hard wooden floor or harsh fibre carpet and feel soft under foot. So, there’ll be no more chilly toes in your house.

Made from superior British sheepskin, this slate grey fleece is the small (70cm x 100cm in size). The brand say it can also double as a throw – for those times when it’s so cold you just need to drape yourself in a fur, like you’re an extra in Game of Thrones. For bigger spaces, the extra long rug features two skins combined. It goes up to 210cm in length and costs £165.

Moss stitch cushions and throws

Nkuku , cushions from £29.95, throws from £74.95

Named after a hut in Zambia, Nkuku started in Devon as a craft store and café, stocking ethical, eco-friendly and handmade craft pieces. Ten years later, they now sell a wide range of homewares and furniture handmade by artisan glass blowers, potters and fabric stitchers from across India.

These cosy cushions and throws are hand knitted from cotton by artisans in Rajasthan. The craftspeople use a loose technique, known as moss stitch, to create a chunky weave effect. They’ll bring texture and warmth to your sofa. They also come in a Nordic-approved range of muted greys and creams.

Fabric accent chair and footstool

Argos , £229

This is the only item on our list that breaks the £75 budget, but it’s still good value for the classic lounge chair design. It’s also part of a new affordable furniture range, The Collection by Argos.

This Tulwar Armchair wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Mad Men. It’s curved arms gently update the iconic mid-century armchair design, while the blonde wood and pale grey textile seat tips a hat to renowned Danish furniture designer Kaare Klint. A timeless piece you won’t need to update in a few seasons.

Handmade Grey Hanging Mirror

The Ginger Pear , £34.95

Lifestyle website The Ginger Pear was founded in 2015 by Bucks-based couple Claire and Nils. Before launching the site, the pair spent years working in the furniture and textiles industries and have transferred their excellent taste in homewares to the web. In fact, browsing through the handpicked pieces on their site feels much like wandering around a beautifully-curated home.

This circular hanging mirror will add some style to your walls. Handcrafted in iron, it combines both a modern shape and a rustic, aged frame.

Hanging gold and glass terrarium

Oliver Bonas , from £15

Give your standard tea light holders a stylish upgrade with these warming ornamental pieces. The metal geometric designs can be hung like lanterns or displayed on coffee tables. They can also be used for holding candles or providing an arty home for your succulent plants.

Ila Hot water bottle cover

Nkuku , £24.95

When the winter nights draw in curl up with one of these cosy, handwoven hot water bottles to match your cushions. Also from the Devon-based lifestyle brand Nkuku, they’re available in grey, oatmeal and mocha.

Porcelain Feather Vase

Nordic House , £30

A crisp white porcelain, this simple vase comes from UK relaxed Scandi design pioneers, Nordic House. Decorated with a simple raised feather, it brings a touch of nature to your home in an elegant and effortless way.