If you are a person who enjoys the simple, but beautiful things in life, then you will surely appreciate the simplicity of the Scandinavian style in your living room. The very chic look that blends the past, modern and contemporary look originated in Northern Europe, in Finland, Sweeden and Norway. It attracted the attention of people all over the world due to its hygge decor, fine craftsmanship and the high dose of elegance it can bring to any home. And among the basic features of this style which are the clean lines, the spaciousness, the simple accents, the decorative details and the usage of as much natural light as possible, relying on wood as the main material emerges on top of the list.
Wood is the essential element in this type of design which finds its place as the choice of material for the flooring base and the furnishings. Wooden floors are perfect for bringing a warm feeling to the room, making it look cozy and inviting. Wooden furniture creates the natural and organic style and the fact that it goes with everything, opens a world of living room design possibilities. Usually, Scandinavian furniture is made of unfinished or finished in clear lacquer solid wood, such as birch, beech, oak and walnut.
One specific suggestion I’d like to make here is for you to consider complementing the wooden flooring with a colourful rug so you can bring a warmer factor into play. Also, a cozy sofa, armchair or a loveseat with wooden legs combined with some accent cushions can create a playful but comfortable look. Then, a beautiful round circle coffee table can be used to add to the simple aesthetic of the room. Combined with wooden chairs with legs like twigs, the circle coffee table can add to a wholesome image that would blend seamlessly with the whole interior of the living room. Wooden decorative details are also a good idea. I would suggest simple wooden picture frames on the white walls, a wooden lamp placed on the coffee table as well as wooden floating shelves in different geometrical shapes to add to the modern look of the room.
So, what makes wood a popular choice and why does it take the primary spot in the Scandinavian style? Well, it is natural and sustainable and as people are becoming increasingly concerned about the carbon footprint when choosing their furniture, wood emerges as an optimal solution. You can go the extra mile and make sure that you’re getting responsibly-farmed and recycled wood which means that the product has been made in an effort to reduce wasting resources and energy in vain. What’s more, since wood is a very durable material, furniture pieces made of oak, walnut, birch and beech, if properly taken care of, may last for decades.