Scandinavian design first came about in the 1950’s, but it has seen a revitalization in recent years. With a focus on function and balance, you can use this design to transform your home into a warm and open space, providing a retreat from stress.
The focus of Scandinavian decor is as much about look as it is about lifestyle. Traditional Nordic designs feature a focus on simplicity with a bright neutral background, natural wooden tones, folk style decor, and pops of color bright bold colors of red, green, yellow. Here are a few great items to help decorate in the Scandinavian style.
Furniture doesn’t need to be bulky to be comfortable. There are plenty of smaller pieces available that take up less space without sacrificing style and comfort. Having a few sleek pieces of furniture is a great way to add a bit of Scandinavian charm to a room.
For example, this beautiful Peacock Blue Accent Chair features a simple and slim style. The wooden legs and simplistic design make it a perfect Nordic furniture piece that won’t take up too much space.
Overall, accessories should be kept to a minimum to keep a focus on keeping an open space, so a few simpler accessories is the way to go. This White Lattice Hanging Pillar Candle Lantern provide a great blend of simplicity, style and function, as do these Black Nesting Baskets with Rope Handles.
A Pop of Color:
With the light neutral tones of your floor and walls, a great way to add a little bit of color and design to the mix is by adding an area rug or a few decorative pillows. Think about adding this Black and White Labyrinth Throw Pillow, or this Neon Yellow, Orange, and Pink Area Throw Rug to your decor.
Remember that there is an elegance to the simplicity that the Scandinavian style brings, so try to avoid overcrowding with your home decor. For more ideas, take a look at our list of Scandinavian Chic furniture, lighting options and more.