How to Achieve the Look and Feel of an Authentic Scandinavian Environment

Have you been interested in redecorating your house or office space and want to feel inspired by tastefully elegant designs that go well with any type of interior?

Well, my design savvy friend, look no further than Scandinavian design.

Scandinavian design is known and loved for its warm functionality, simplicity, and raw timeless elegance.

This beautiful design scheme is easy for any type of Do-It-Yourselfer to achieve without having to break the bank. You might even have pieces that can be re-purposed to attain this sought after look!

Scandinavian interiors are dominated by monochromatic colour scheme with a lot of white, black and wood, preferably in light colour. Paint your walls white, and for the floor use grey or white oil to give it a washed out look.

Bits of black on the small scale is essential to create that sharp contrast, boldness, and drama.

To make your monochromatic colour palette more interesting choose textiles or accessories in muted earthy tones, cool greys, and accent blues. Using an artwork is surely one of the easiest ways to introduce an array of different shades all in one stroke.

It will also help to pick accessories in same colours to achieve a coherent and balanced look that mirror the colour scheme present in the room. Accessories that resemble forms that are found in nature will work the best to achieve the Scandinavian look and feel.

Plants are a great way to bring the outside inside, and to add a splash of cheerful colour to the scheme.

Texture is one of the most important parts for your Scandinavian Design Project, it adds interesting layered depth and dimension, aiding to soften the, otherwise, minimalist look. There are no limits here, the more textures you include into your space, the better! Just so long as all of the textures you choose, stay within the overall colour scheme of your design.

Raw natural fabrics, chunky woven textures, tactile leathers, and grainy woods can be easily blended into the simple backdrop of the monochromatic Scandinavian interior.

When it comes to furniture, don’t be afraid to mix and match, just remember less is more. It is best to choose furniture with simple clean lines and flawless craftsmanship.

In the sitting room, let the sofa take center stage, clean-lined sofa with exposed wooden frame, paired with a couple of leather-backed metal or wooden chairs in warm rust colour, and a few knitted or wooden footstools are a great start on the way to a Scandinavian design concept that looks contemporary and polished.