Scandinavian decoration is serenity, purity, simplicity and function. This design comes from the 50s and enjoys increasing popularity in the 90s. Scandinavia is located in Northern Europe, where Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Iceland are located.
This part of Europe not only offers magnificent nature and tourist attractions, but is also known for its inspiring interior design and home decoration. Here are some interior design tips and examples of how you could design your home in Scandinavian style.
Scandinavian design furniture
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The main colors in the Scandinavian style of living are the neutral – such as beige, white and pale shades. Nowadays it is very topical and popular to use gray, black and yellow shades. The whole look is determined by the simple, Scandinavian design.
Use neutral colors
The Scandinavian furniture designs are simple, elegant and heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. The wood is the essential furniture material here. From the bedroom to the kitchen are all pieces of furniture such as chairs, tables, beds, wardrobes and chests of wood. This fact makes furniture look very functional and attractive.
The Scandinavian furniture comes without additional decorative items and accessories. The textures are garishly painted to reflect more light.
White painted flooring
Lighting design is a very important part of any Scandinavian interior design. The Scandinavians appreciate the sunlight and the fresh air in their own home very high. Therefore, keep the curtains and curtains to a minimum and put on the pale textile dyes. Floor lamps, table lamps and other light fixtures throughout the apartment are perfect here.
Remarkable hanging lamp in Moroccan style
Choose a light colored floor covering to achieve the authentic Scandinavian look. Paint the floor white and add accents and patterns with stencils. For example, a striped carpet with floral pattern adds warmth to the room.
Glamorous motifs in the bedroom
- Home textiles
The Scandinavians use natural textiles and fabrics – mostly wool with natural motifs. The Gingan patterns in red and white or blue and white look perfect on the curtains.
Bright white as a color scheme
- Use nature and natural materials
Decorate your walls with framed landscape photos. These are beautiful from the otherworldly lava fields, Norwegian fjords, waterfalls or Iceland. Get some nice animal pictures, for example from majestic Finnish reindeer! Use a rustic wooden frame to complete the Scandinavian motif.
Floor-to-ceiling windows are a must here
- home accessories
Choose a few mirrors – they reflect the light and create a sparkling effect. Door wreaths or branches can be attached to the windows. The partitions and the windows, decorated with flowers, show elegance and refinement.
Wooden pallets add a lot to the rustic look
Compact, foldable breakfast nook
Open shelves in the kitchen
Pantry with open shelves
Cozy living atmosphere and extensive living space
Wall decal for the dog lovers
Low hanging lightbulb
Soft light is provided by the bedside lamps
Seat cushions made of leather
Shiny surfaces in silver
Old Euro pallets as a bed frame here
Pale old rose on the wall
Nature wallpapers in the staircase
Some colorful accents spice up the ambience
Recreational corner in the living room
White painted treads
Dining and living areas in one
Colorful throw pillows in contrast to the neutral color scheme
Collection of different pieces of seating furniture
Bicycle as a wall decoration
Black and white striped carpet
Daylight illuminates the whole room
Fresh green can be seen here in the textiles
Black leather sofa and themed leather stools
Typically Scandinavian furnishings
Living area and dining area combined
Nature motifs and patterns make the room look more robust
Padded bedstead and headboard look soft and mild out
Bold, strict lines in a compact house library
Sliding glass doors lead to the balcony on the roof
Wooden beams in contrast to the white decor
Very modern and Scandinavian designed
Bedroom with sloping roof
Rural ambience in the kitchen
Patio dining area
Practical, functional kitchen design in the attic
Skylights let more daylight through
Compact dinette for small family
Put on the natural materials and colors
Artfully, even the kitchen can be furnished
Several decorative items and everyday objects
Mosaic kitchen back wall
L-shaped living landscape in black
City apartment in the Scandinavian style
Wood textures are a must here
Turquoise nuances here and there
Oversized wall mirror in the hallway
Sleeping area in the living room
Refined textures in white