Scandinavian style is simple, clean, vibrant, and very easy to achieve for basically any budget. It’s the perfect combination of white spring elements and fun patterns. This style emerged in the 1950s and the idea was that interior design would be mass-produced at a low price so everyone could enjoy it. Because Scandinavian interiors are minimalist, just changing a few accent pieces now and then is enough to refresh any space. But if you want to really achieve the look, here are some of the things you should also consider.
Soft White and Pale Grey Base
This soothing combination has been a trademark of Scandinavian design and it definitely reflects Scandinavian minimalism. If you prefer bright and bold interiors while still having that serene vibe, you can also consider muted tones for background like pale blue and even soft rose pink.
It’s easier to complement a cream or white base, though. Starting with a blank canvas allows you to play with other design elements to achieve a maximum visual impact. It also creates a bright and tranquil environment that will make the room feel more open and airy. Bring more personality to the space by adding touches of pink, amber, deep blue, forest green, moss, and pale ice blue in your decor. These splashes of color will appear vibrant against a white backdrop, giving a cheerful, homely feel.
A Love of Nature
Scandinavians have a deep-rooted love of nature so try bringing in some natural elements like plants. It’s not only a great way to add color but it also breathes life into a space. Plants like Cypress Asparagus Fern and Monstera perfectly fit with the Scandinavian style.
Tip: Don’t be afraid to use large plants as they add more character and create a cool feeling in the home. You can incorporate plants as part of your décor in any part of your home. For your kitchen, it’s best to grow greens and herbs that you can also use for cooking.
Traditional Scandinavian designs are typically simple, botanical illustrations. In fact, classic Scandinavian design kept color to a bare minimum. However, Modern Scandinavian patterns usually have bold colors and graphic, and high contrast styles with oversize prints and patterns.
Creative designers have combined other styles with the Nordic approach to decorating to create different styles that brings a distinct personality to each setting. Whichever you prefer, just make sure it complements your own style.
Wood and Metal Finishes
Wood accents play a huge role in Nordic style as it’s not only used in their flooring but also decoratively in furniture such as dining and coffee tables. Unfinished wood pieces also help make you feel connected to nature and the outdoors.
You can give an urban twist to a minimalist palette by incorporating metallic finishes in lighting and accent pieces. Copper and brass pendants and sconces are a way of adding shine to a room.
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