7 Ideas To Decorate Like A Real Scandinavian

7 Ideas To Decorate Like A Real Scandinavian

We all love the Scandi style, the light, bright, and simple interior. So if you are looking for that perfect spacious living room that can be the central spot in your home, then the help is here. Here are 7 ideas for a simple and fancy Scandi inspired living space that we're sure you will love!


1. Marble coffee table top

One of the absolute must-haves in your quest to live like a proper Scandinavian is picking out a coffee table with a marble top for your living room, e.g. one of the wonderful Como tables. Scandis like it super neat, so try not to over decorate it. A candleholder and a stack of nice coffee table books or magazines finishes the look.


2. Cubism

The iconic cubistic candleholder is a design icon you need in your home to really pull off the Scandi living look. Choose a chrome version for an updated version of the Functionalist style.


3. Frame mix

The framed poster mix in a black and white combo is a great detail for your Scandi home. Go for a mix between photo art, fun posters, and mix them all with one or two statement art paintings. It might cost you a few bucks, but a true Scandinavian never flinch, when it comes to nice design.


4. Green Plants

No home without green plants. You will be on the right path if you carry home a handful of succulents and/or cactuses.


5. Design Icons

There are endless incredible pieces from several designers throughout Scandinavia. You need at least one stand out piece by one of the great mid-century period designers like Hans Wegner, Alvar Aalto, or Arne Jacobsen. Their pieces are just as beautiful today as when conceived.


6. Wooden floors

Wall to wall carpets never took off in Sweden (..well, maybe back in the 80s), and all true Scandis loving interiors will have a wooden, preferably light, floor in all rooms apart from the bathrooms. The broader and longer planks the better.


7.  Keep it neutral

There is definitely a colour palette associated with Scandinavian designs. Whites, greys, blacks, and browns are often interwoven, creating a clean and calming look. You might also see other pop colours introduced, like dusty pinks and rich sea greens for added accents. In typical Scandinavian spaces, walls are kept white, allowing furniture and art to captivate. Lately, you might see one wall painted or wallpapered. 

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