Moving into a new place is both exciting and challenging. When I started thinking about relocating and starting fresh with my family, the first challenge that popped into my head was furnishing. However, I was determined to design my home in a simpler way than ever before. That is when I discovered Scandinavian design and all the principles that come with it. Simplicity, minimalism and function are at the core of this style which has become one of the most popular choices all around the world. Fortunately, I did follow it and learned firsthand how great it looks and how functional it really is, so, let me to walk you through a few room designs that will surely get you inspired. Let’s begin!
Living Room – Peaceful and Cozy Space for the Whole Family
One of the main features of Scandinavian design is the inclusion of bright walls, wooden floors and simple yet tasteful decor. The point of the clean, white walls is to create a space that is light, inviting and seemingly more spacious (especially important for smaller areas). As for the furniture, Scandinavian style tables, including coffee tables, are all made with functionality and organic shapes in mind. Most often these pieces of furniture are made of natural oak veneer and solid American oak legs – a great combination that showcases supreme style and durability.
The furnishing process wouldn’t be complete without the grey sofa that adds a bit of subtle colour to the whole room, and the bookshelf that is decorated in a way that completes the room without making it look cluttered. As you have probably noticed, and I personally adore these additions, there are greyish throws on the chair and the side of the sofa. They add warmth and make the whole space look homey. You can also add a splash of colour that doesn’t have to be grey. Many decide to get bolder options. Here is that presented visually so that you can have a clearer idea.
In this room, as in the one above, the coffee table is still the centre, but there is a subtle accent on the yellow armchair that adds a touch of modern to the interior design. And let’s not forget greenery. Here it is placed outside, but, many prefer to bring it inside and appreciate its beauty up close. Regardless of your choice, including it will bring freshness and style that you will surely appreciate.
Dining Room – Wine and Dine in a Stylish Yet Inviting Space
I just love spending time with my family or friends over a nice meal and bonding conversation. This is when the dining room gets its five minutes of glory. The main furniture piece that can make or break this space is certainly the dining table. Luckily, there is a vast choice of Scandinavian style tables for you to choose from. Scandi inspired tables feature simple, clean, rounded lines that are accompanied by modern aesthetics. Again, American or European white oak are the preferred materials as they ensure longevity, beauty and design that never goes out of style.
Second in line come the chairs. As seen in the picture, you can combine two styles and still end up with a classy interior. Pay attention to the decorations as well. The armchair in distinctive colour is there to add coziness and break the monotony by adding colour. For many, black may not be the first option. As shown above, you can’t go wrong if you decide to add a green, blue, or yellow piece of furniture and bring more life to the room.
Bedroom – Relaxing Area for a Good Night’s Sleep
One of the main principles of Scandinavian style is keeping the space decluttered. This should be especially reflected in the bedroom, as it’s the place where you need peace and relaxation the most. We go there to unwind after a long day and get proper rest so that we can be functional the next day. You wouldn’t want to be bothered by clutter and strong, distracting colours. As seen in the picture, white and brown are a great idea for creating a cozy, relaxing space. Note that the floors are, again, wooden, the walls are white, and the stylish and multifunctional bedside tables perfectly match the bed. The decor is reduced to a picture frame and a few lamps and books that add style but keep the minimalism on a high level.