Have you even found yourself being frustrated not knowing what style to choose for your home and even at least to name the style you are trying to achieve?
Seeing stunning pictures in fashionable home décor magazines it can be hard to identify the style if only you don’t know for sure. I will make several posts giving overview of the most iconic interior design styles to give you a better idea.
Today I will draw you guidelines how to recreate Scandinavian style. There is no surprise that number of people, who want to have practical, functional and simple aesthetics house, grow every day.
Storkgatan 5C Alla Bilder by 55kvadrat
Scandinavian style can be traditional, retro, modern, eclectic etc. but in any case it will keep individual features. Interior is rather minimalist, pure functionality, simple and clean lines but still elegant.
#1 General colour scheme
This interior style came from Scandinavia, where long winters and rare sunny days inspired designers to create bright, light and practical environment.
Main wall colours are white and grey. Where blue, green, brown and orange are favourite accent tones.
Floor is bare and usually wooden or concrete but no carpets. You always can add rug to make it cosy and warm.
#3 Wooden materials
Presence of wood is important in interior with minimum decorative elements. It adds texture and warmth. You can use any type: oak, teak, walnut and even reclaimed wood for floors, wall cladding, ceiling and furniture.
#4 Iconic furniture
Design concept based on creating furniture as comfortable as possible.
EGG Chair by Jacobsen
Egg chair from aram.co.uk
Series 7 Chair by Arne Jacobsen
Series 7 Chair Semi-Gloss Lacquered from ambientedirect.com
Swan chair by Arne Jacobsen
Swan chair fromvoga.com
Florence Knoll style 3-seater sofa
Florence Knoll style 3-seater sofa from voga.com
There are more beautiful furniture pieces than I can list here but you could see most of them in magazines or in featuring design trends. They are timeless!
Lighting takes great part in space planning. Consider not only main central light but also task light in different areas: table lamps, scones, floor lamps etc. There are many iconic pieces, which stay around for decades.
Artichoke Lamp Inspired by Poul Henningsen
Artichoke Lamp Inspired by Poul Henningsen from voga.com
Gino Sarfatti Chandelier
Gino Sarfatti Chandelier
#6 Fabric and patterns
Choosing fabric, go for Eco-friendly linen and cotton.
Pattern design gets inspiration from craftsmen, nature and simple shapes with clean form. Here is famous triangular pattern.
Fabrics and cushions from IKEA
This interior style well-known being minimalist but there is always a little bit of room for accessories to complete design idea.
Most of accessories should be a part of different home stuff: Art, plants, books, little wooden figures, glass jars etc.
Gustavsplatsen 1i, Apatment design by 55kvadrat
#8 Where to shop
There are many companies and brands around the World, which specialize selling Scandinavian style items.
Here are some of them:
IKEA– (Worldwide) Furniture, Fabric, Accessories and more.
Voga– (UK) Furniture, Lighting, Accessories)
The Swedish Fabric Company – (UK) Fabrics and soft furnishing
Scandinavian design center – (USA) Furniture, Fabrics, Accessories and more)
Skandium– (UK) Here you will find Scandinavian style craftsmen and designers to purchase Furniture, Lighting fixtures, Accessories, Decorative elements to complete the whole look.
The most important tip: Scandinavian home is clean and neat. Keep it in mind when it will time to add finishing touch.
Hope you Enjoy reading!