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Trend Three: Simple Scandi

Take pared-down Nordic style and add a little Japanese influence to create a peaceful retreat.

We're craving peace and quiet, and that's apparent with today's trend toward understated Scandinavian interiors. These spaces are great for a serene organizer with the patience to decorate piece by heirloom-quality piece, and the will to live clutter-free. Mix light and dark by painting the doors black in a white room, or combining wood tones. Add textural accents like rope, horn or paper and swap out fluffier textiles for soft, washed linen. Then edit, edit, edit!

Learn more about our top looks for the year in our gallery of Top Trends of 2013.

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