Scandinavian interior design is a minimalistic style using a blend of textures and soft hues to make sleek, modern décor feel warm and inviting. It emphasizes clean lines, utility, and simple furnishings that are functional, beautiful, and cosy.
Updating your home to a Scandinavian style can be difficult. That’s why we are here to help you.
Add contrast to your space
Contrasting colours are a large part of Scandinavian interior design. Style your dining room with a minimalistic white dining table and walls, then contrast that with stark black sculptures and furniture to create a dramatic statement. Alternatively, contrast the style of your building or room with your furniture. If you live in a historic building, contrast it with some modern contemporary furniture.
Lighting is key!
Most Scandinavian homes have daylight for limited times of the day. This means that choosing the correct lighting for your home is an important part of the overall style. Lighting sets the mood in the Scandinavian home so why not have different forms of lighting to provide adequate lighting for your living space.
Alternatively, candle lights and candelabras can make your living room feel warm, cosy and romantic. Small candles, such as votives bring light and you can also bring welcoming scents such as fresh linen to your space with a beautifully scented candle!
Bring nature inside
Scandinavians traditionally have a large appreciation for nature because, historically, natural resources were scarce in Scandinavian countries. Due to this, people had to teach themselves to be able to work with nature to reap the rewards. Honour nature in your Scandinavian interior by incorporating natural elements. With a wide range of choices, such as, house plants, natural textiles, bright wood or making the most of your natural lighting and external views. This will help, not only with adding a Scandinavian feel to your home but will also brighten up your living space.
Style your walls
Adding items such as posters or frames are a perfect way to bring contrast into your Scandinavian theme. Opt for light colours such as white on your walls and use black and white paintings or prints to add depth to your living space. Black and white wall art is also perfect to add a touch of class to any home and is versatile enough to be used in a variety of interior styles.
Monochrome art is another way of adding style to your home whilst keeping a more minimalistic feel. Monochrome art is artwork that is completed solely in black and white tones, perfect to add sophistication and elegance to your home.