duyourhome and ulla kloster

DU stands for Danish Universe. At DUyourhome we show you how you too can transform your home into a Nordic-style haven of light – wherever you live.

Here we give you some of the best, most interesting, fun, prettiest and most useful Scandi interior and design tips.

It’s nearly four years since I started DUyouhome.com because – as a Scandi now living abroad – I miss the stylish ‘less is more’ aesthetic of the Nordic countries.

In our DU blog, we write about styles such as Danish Mid Century and my two personal favourites which are Scandi Boho and Swedish Gustavian.

One of our most popular posts ‘Scandi Boho – how to get that chic Nordic look‘ is popular with all generations since it first came to light in the 1990s. It explains how to mix up cool Nordic minimalism with Southern colour and accessories from different countries and cultures.

And the Gustavian period refers to the beautiful ‘farm style’ launched by the Swedish King Gustav III in the 18th century.

Gustav III was so impressed by the French Palace of Versailles during a visit there that he returned to Scandinavia and created a pared down version of furniture he had just seen. That pared down version is called Gustavian. It suited the Nordic aesthetic better than the opulent Versailles look.

About Hygge – the Nordic aesthetic

Then there’s Hygge, of course, which shines through in our design, architecture, art, food and the way we communicate. One of our posts ‘How to Hygge and live like a Scandinavian‘ explains how it works. And it shows how to get that cosy look and feeling in your home and in your life.

About DUyourhome and Ulla Kloster

I grew up in Scandinavia surrounded by beautiful, but minimal, design and of course Hygge. It’s a great basis for creating a super cosy home life wherever one ends up living.

And in my blog I try to pick out top tips, interviews and pointers to relevant products online. Hopefully, they will help you create that special bit of Nordic haven in your life, too.

I have a sister blog which also features the Scandi look. It focuses on fashion and beauty and is called…the Scandi Look. Hop over if you’re interested in how we dress and look after ourselves.

But I hope you enjoy our blog DUyourhome and get some useful tips on how you too can create a little bit of the Scandi look in your own home.

With best, Ulla

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