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The Basics Of Scandinavian Design:
Scandinavian design is a concept built off of form and function with a minimalistic approach to living. It mixes natural elements with contemporary edginess. This simplistic design has been around since the early 20th century and is forcibly rearing it’s trendy head back into the millennial era.
Scandi Style In Your Home
Here’s how you can bring a little Northern European flair into your home:
Scrap carpeting! For fully functional living throughout the home go with a light toned hardwood floor. Keep the theme of light going throughout your home with transparent window treatments (or none at all) and use functional modern lighting to brighten up the space. Add color to a room with an area rug or some cheeky artwork.
Soft Color Palette
Neutral walls will keep everything light and airy feeling. Soft beiges and greys are still in and easy to work with. Need help choosing your Scandinavian color palette? Check out House Beautiful to get started.
How can you incorporate natural elements in your home? Easy! Rich leather furniture, cozy textiles and selective wood decor will warm up your space. If you’re lucky enough to have industrial elements like brick grace your homes presence, don’t cover it up let it be the statement piece of the room.
Indoor Outdoor Balance
Northern Europe’s beautiful outdoor landscape seems to have a bold effect on its people. Scandinavian homes seem to have a naturally occurring theme of blending the indoors with the outdoors. Do let the light in, do use eco-friendly products and do incorporate greenery anywhere in your home.
Scandi design is known for its clean lines and mid-century modern style furniture pieces. Furniture alone can set the tone in your space. Keep it simple and remember to include functional storage solutions to keep your home neat and tidy.
Less is more! Limit the clutter and only choose decorative accessories that you LOVE. A few simple vases, geometric wall prints and florals can be enough to create a stunningly Scandi-style space.
Have fun with your Scandinavian decor and let us know what your favorite elements are in the comments below!