Scandinavian Interior Design

Scandinavian Design

Scandinavian design is known for its simplicity and functionality. It originally came to the scene in the early 20th century. It was a staple in the 1950s within the five Nordic countries. Scandinavian design is the epitome of the phrase “less is more.”

Keep It Neutral

Focus on incorporating more neutral colors to create a warm and inviting space. Browns, blacks and, grays for furniture, while sticking with white walls helps to make sure more decorative pieces stick out. Neutral does not equal boring; add some fun pieces like this chair from CB2.

Photo from CB2

Lighting Is Key

Because of Scandinavian design’s origin geographically, lighting is especially important. Daylight in the winter months is extremely limited so having multiple types of lighting is a must-have. Mix it up by adding candles to the room. This floor lamp from Article is bold yet simple.

Photo from Article

Form & Function

Being innovative and functional is an aspect of Scandinavian design that it’s known for. Having clean lines and creating a very livable space is essential for a minimalistic space. This coffee table from Anthropology features three gracefully splayed legs jointed with glimmering brass hardware. The leather sling underneath the table gives it convenient storage, making staying clutter-free easy.

Photo from Anthropology

Simple Decorative Pieces

Stick with simple when it comes to picking out decorations. Color should be added more subtly. Art by Salventius, a Dutch artist known for his one-line portraits, would be the perfect addition to any Scandinavian-inspired home.

Photo from Salventius

Add Plants

Bring some life into your home, literally. Incorporating plants is an easy way to add color to space without overdoing it. Fresh flowers are considered to be a necessity in Scandinavian Design because of the abundance of sidewalk florists selling arranged bouquets in the Nordic region.

Photo from West Elm

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