Renowned for their simplicity, utility, and beauty, Scandinavian homes have a pure, pared backed style that is centered around warm functionality, clean lines, flawless craftsmanship and understated elegance. How to make your home Scandinavian? Let’s look closely at its characteristic features.
Neutral colors are the foundation, since natural light can be rare in Nordic homes, but recently, color has started to be used as an accent, though still in earthy tones—dark blues, greens, grays, and browns. The nature-inspired shades can aid in creating a cocoon-like space, so take a look at beige, off-whites, pale green and blues that won’t contrast your Scandi interior much but will make it deeper and more interesting. It may be just one accent wall, a furniture piece or some textiles that can be easily changed.
Incorporate wood cladding on walls and even ceilings to add texture and warmth. Use a grey oil to take the yellow away from woods like pine or oak. Scandinavian design creates warmth through textiles such as sheepskin, wool, and mohair that are a necessity in cold climates, and keep the aesthetic paired down, but add some visual interest.
Scandinavian design isn’t about clutter at all, it’s about order and an airy feeling, which can’t be achieved with lots of accessories and boxes for storage.
As Scandinavian winters are very harsh, most apartments and houses have an original fire in the living room. Unlike British fireplaces that are usually the focal point of a grand room, these are often very simple columns (many originals from the 19th century are beautifully tiled) and are located in the corner of the room. This way they add coziness and warmth without becoming a centerpiece.
Add An Outside/ Inside Room
Scandinavian people generally love a connection with the outdoors so you’ll find a balcony or terrace in even the smallest apartments. These are usually decked and used for grilling and entertaining outdoors during the late light nights of the summer. Decorate your outdoor space in Scandi style to extend the spaces outdoors and enjoy nature and landscapes.