The epitomy of elegance and style, Scandinavian interiors have inspired a new worldwide trend with many followers. The design encorporates characteristics from all Scandinavian countries: Norway, Denmark, Sweden and even Finland. It all comes down to one common element though; minimalism, minimalism, minimalism!
If you're a Pinterest-maniac then you surely have noticed the hundreds of Pins showcasing this specific style. Simple-decorated rooms, white or grey hues, bright spaces and natural elements are some of the basics of this interior design style.
The Scandinavian aesthetic is based mainly on functionality, authentic character, simplicity, cleanliness and warmth. If you love this style and want to know how you can incorporate some of its impeccable elegance into your personal space, then keep on reading.
SCANDI BASICS 101
1. MUTED PALETTE
Scandinavian spaces feature a soft, muted color palette that includes a lot of white and grey. This acts as a canvas to further color combinations with pastel blue, ochre, pink or purple.
2. CLEAN LINES
Scandinavian deco is all about clean, soft lines and simplicity. Declutter from everything unnecessary!
3. NATURAL MATERIALS
Nature at its best. Wooden floors, light-colored wooden floors and details are a must. Scandinavians also love plants as they offer a relaxing feeling.
Different textures add a touch of depth and character to any space. Try adding fur details, soft linen textiles and wooden elements which are part of any Scandi interior.
5. GALLERY WALLS
To add some authenticity and personal touch to an otherwise clean space, use a wall as a canvas by adding some of your favorite quotes, images and photos to showcase your personality.
Take a tour at my own inspirational office, to check my love for the gallery walls!
Making the most of every corner in a smart, practical way is so Scandinavian-like. Re-organize your interiors making maximum use of every spot without over-decorating.
Large windows, usually dressed in soft, light materials are a huge part of the Scandinavian houses. The Scandinavian winters being cold and harsh means that natural light is key to a warm house.
8. OPEN SHELVING
Scandinavians love leaving everything out in the open since their design is based on liveability and efficiency. Open shelving is a typical Scandi characteristic that I'm sure you'll love.
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