Scandinavian design strikes a balance between contemporary and traditional. Neutral colors provide a soothing atmosphere, while natural materials add warmth and comfort.
Make a statement in your home with natural, earth-tone hues from nature such as sky blue, burnt sienna, evergreen, moss green and muddy brown as accent colors in rugs, area rugs or furniture to add Scandinavian style.
Light and airy
At its core, Scandinavian design seeks to improve everyday life. That means creating functional furniture with storage capacity that also incorporates natural materials. Furthermore, carpeting tends to be limited or nonexistent in Nordic homes while window treatments should be transparent or minimal in order to maximize available light.
Wall colors typically used in Scandinavian rooms are generally neutral; white and grey hues tend to be most prevalent. This color palette helps brighten rooms while emphasizing wooden elements found throughout. Bolder blue hues or earthy tones may be added for contrast if desired; though their use should remain subdued.
Soft textiles can help add visual texture and comfort to a space without oversaturating it with color, such as throw pillows, rugs and blankets. Wood, rattan and stone elements will bring in nature while creating a cozy environment where guests can unwind and unwind in peace and quiet.
Cozy and warm
Sleek minimalist design can feel cold and uninviting, while Scandi spaces prioritize function over form to create cozy yet inviting environments. Start with a neutral color scheme of whites, grays and soft pastels; add rustic elements such as reclaimed wood furniture and exposed wooden beams; layer multiple types of wood from light oaks and birches to rosy pines and dark walnuts to achieve an organic vibe that feels both dynamic and organic.
Warm up your Scandinavian space with rich earth tones reminiscent of nature, such as sky blues, burnt siennas, moss greens, deep ochres and muddy browns. Make use of these colors in wall art, throw pillows, area rugs and furniture as accents; layer wool or sheepskin throw blankets, woven baskets and jute rugs to complete the look. Also remember to incorporate natural plants and flowers to embrace hygge and promote feelings of comfort, coziness and community within your home!
Simple and functional
Scandinavian homes are designed for practicality due to limited space. Furniture combines style and functionality, while storage pieces double up as decorative accents. Natural materials like wood take center stage.
Artwork, both decorative and functional, is often used to accent the unique characteristics of a home. Gallery walls often display monochrome prints, line illustrations, vintage prints, botanical or location maps mounted in black or natural wood frames – these types of art serve to showcase each room’s individual charm.
Scandinavian design emphasizes bringing nature into a home through plant, flower and botanical displays that add color while honoring simplicity. Wood flooring or wall panels may also be utilized. Plush accessories like sheepskin throws or blankets add coziness.
Warmth and comfort
Scandinavians tend to favor neutral hues, yet texture adds contrast and interest in their decor. When using natural materials like woven blankets or mohair rugs in your decor to bring out subtle hues in your color scheme. Or mix Scandi style with boho aesthetic for an ideal blend of function and form.
Reclaimed wood furniture adds the warmth and charm of nature into your decor. Choose wood finishes that reflect its splendor – like weathered greys or soft pastel hues – for maximum realism.
Add natural elements into your space with ceramic vases and wooden serving trays made of wood or wooden serving trays made from ceramic, as well as art or floral arrangements that evoke nature’s beauty. But be careful not to clutter up your home with unnecessary objects – instead opt for period pieces from different periods that create layers in the room; further accenting any natural aspects with ornate gilded frames or an assortment of apothecary jars for an added flourish!