If you work from home, you need a cool and stylish office as the look of the space you are in and its organization influence your mood and your results a lot. Scandinavian design is extremely popular now, so why not choose this style for your home office décor? If you are interested how to design your working space in this beautiful style, here are some tips and examples that will inspire you for sure.
What Is Scandinavian Interior Design?
Scandinavian design began in the early 20th century, mixing old and new styles from Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, and Norway. In the 1950s, Scandinavian interior design gained traction in the US and Canada. If you look closely, you can see where Scandi design intersects with mid-century modern design a lot having some common features. This style is simple and minimal, functional and accessible, craftsman yet affordable – that’s why it’s so popular among homeowners and designers.
a beautiful Scandinavian space with a windowsill desk, jute poufs, a bold printed rug and lovely furniture
a black and white Scandinavian home office with a grid with notes, a trestle desk, an IKEA Raskog cart and lamps
a black and white Scandinavian home office with a white trestle desk, a black chair, a white shelf and black decor, a glass pendant lamp
a catchy Scandinavian home office with a large glass storage unit, a white desk, a black chair, potted plants and artwork
a chic neutral Scandi-inspired home office with a white storage unit that takes the whole wall, a desk and a mint chair
a Nordic light-filled working space with open shelves and sleek cabinets, a built-in desk and black chairs and potted greenery
a Nordic neutral home office with a trestle desk, some wall-mounted shelves, a black stool and a woven rug
What Are Scandinavian Color Palettes?
A neutral color scheme is typical for Scandinavian design, it’s simple yet sophisticated, and choosing lighter versions of wall color gives lightness, as does light wood. This backdrop makes it possible for furniture pieces to function as accents, providing interest and contrast. So when considering color, imitate the palette of nature—think earth, stone, and wood, with pops of brighter color. Black and white are also a hot idea – this is a timeless and contrasting combo that catches an eye but I’d recommend to calm it down with light-stained wood and refresh it with potted greenery, or at least to integrate some bright or pastel touches here and there.
a Nordic white workspace with a white desk, a shelving unit, artworks and a little stool by the desk
a pretty white Nordic home office with a black and white gallery wall, a white shared desk, white chairs and potted greenery
a Scandinavian home office done in mostly white, with a black noteboard and some more touches for an accent
a Scandinavian home office nook by the window, with a built-in desk, sleek storage unit, white chairs and some artworks
a Scandinavian home office nook with a white desk, a black chair, lamp and some wall-mounted shelves
a Scandinavian home office with a black statement wall and a white one with a world map decal looks bold
a Scandinavian home office with a black wall and white IKEA lack shelves and a white deck standing out in front of such a wall
a Scandinavian home office with a black wall, a shelving unit and a shared white desk, bold artworks for cool wall decor
a Scandinavian home office with a bookshelf, a black vintage desk, a black chair, a table lamp, white wooden beams and black pendant lamp
a Scandinavian home office with a large corner desk with lots of drawers,a small window and potted greenery is cool for working
a Scandinavian home office with a wooden desk, black chairs, a gallery wall, a black lamp, a storage unit and a rug
a Scandinavian home office with a wooden desk, cork stools and a wooden chair, a pendant lamp, artworks and a built-in storage unit
a Scandinavian white workspace with a windowsill desk, a wooden chair, some dramatic touches of black and art
a simple Nordic black and white home office with a white desk, shelving unit, a black chair and a storage fabric basket
a simple Nordic white home office with a large open storag eunit, a white desk and a brown leather chair
a small and cozy attic home office with white planked walls and a ceiling, a white desk with some drawers, a stained chair and some gallery walls
a small attic Nordic home office with floating desk with storage, wall-mounted shelves, cool lamps and a comfy chair
a small Nordic home office nook with a large desk with sleek storage units, a table lamp, some books and blooms is welcoming
a small Scandinavian home office nook with a trestle desk, a black chair, a grid for memos, potted plants and a black sconce
What Furniture To Choose For A Scandinavian Home Office?
When choosing furniture and other items for a Scandinavian home office, invest in high quality, multi-purpose or practical pieces, if you don’t already have them. Practical and functional furniture is especially important in home offices – we need to organize and store a lot there. Scandinavian furniture, light fixtures, and other functional items should have a modern and striking look, while remaining simple and not overly ornate. Pay attention to hand-crafted furniture, which looks amazing with even the simplest designs. Incorporate light-stained wooden items showing your love to nature and giving a hygge feel to the space. To add more hygge, you may also bring some things that provide coziness and comfort: candles, warm blankets, soft pillows, rugs and other stuff you like, while potted greenery will enliven the room. Get inspired!
a small Scandinavian home office with a trestle desk, a bookshelf on the wall, some empty frames and a lamp
a small Scandinavian home office with a two black and white trestle desks, white chairs and black and white artworks
a stylish Scandi home office with a wall-mounted desk, white chairs, table lamps, potted greenery and a touch of red for fun
a stylish Scandinavian home office with wooden beams, a vintage black desk, a black leather chair, a large bookshelf, some rugs and pillows
a very neutral and small home office with a shared white desk, white chairs, a gallery wall with art in black frames
a welcoming attic home office with open bookshelves, a trestle desk, an amber leather chair and a vintage table lamp is cool
a welcoming Nordic home office with a sage green accent wall, a white wall-mounted desk and a shelving unit, a wooden chair and a round table
a welcoming Scandinavian space with a black desk and white chairs, black lamps and printed rugs
a white Nordic home office with a large white desk, a stained chair, lots of black and white artwork and a table lamp
a white Scandinavian home office with a sleek desk, wall-mounted shelves, potted greenery, a comfy black chair and a table lamp
an airy Scandinavian home office with a shared desk, a white chair, black and white artworks and a table lamp
an airy Scandinavian home office with a white desk, a black and white chair, a pendant lamp, baskets and lamps is amazing
an airy Scandinavian home office with open shelving, a wooden and blackened metal desk and wooden chairs, art and photos
an attic home office with stained wooden beams, a built-in storage unit, a desk, pink and purple chairs and some skylights to give more natural light
an eclectic black and white home office with white furniture, a black lamp, frames for artworks and a stool with a striped seat
an elegant Scandinavian home office with a black trestle desk, a leather chair and a black and white gallery wall
a small Scandi home office nook in black and white, with a trestle desk, a white chair, a gallery wlal, some lights and lamps is a lovely and cool space
a neutral Scandi home office nook with a black and white trestle desk, a plywood chair, a memo board and a black table lamp
a large black and white Scandinavian home office with two large black desks and black chairs, a wooden bench, bookshelves and silver table lamps plus lots of natural light
a small Scandi home office nook with a black and white trestle desk, a black chair, a memo board a white file cabinet and a basket for storage
a neutral Scandinavian home office with a white and stained trestle desk, a plywood chair, a gallery wall and a box with various stuff
a minimal Nordic home office with a metal file cabinet, a white desk and a white chair, a faceted pendant lamp and a potted plant
an airy white Scandinavian home office with a glass and metal desk, a blue chair, some lovely decor and a black table lamp