The Scandinavian design originated in the early 20th century, combining old and new styles from Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, and Norway. In the 1950s, Scandinavian interior design gained attention in the United States and Canada. If you look closely, you’ll find the intersection of Scandinavian design and mid-century modern design, both heavily influenced by industrialization and the modernist sensibilities of the German Bauhaus movement. Scandinavian interior design is a simple style that combines soft textures and tones to make stylish contemporary decorations feel warm and inviting. It highlights the clean lines, the practical and straightforward furniture, functional, beautiful, and comfortable at the same time. Here are some tips on how you can bring Scandinavian style into your home.
The Scandinavian design emphasizes a bright, light, and open space with plenty of room to move and breathe. Visual elements like clean lines and white space evoke a sense of serenity and capacity. Isn’t a Scandinavian room a thing? Disorganized. Of course, the first step for most people is to get organized. But instead of aiming for a clean, minimal look, we recommend seeking lagom, which is a Swedish term that translates to “between two” or “perfect.” We don’t want too much, and we don’t want too little. A similar concept is the “right-click point” by Japanese organizer Mari Kondo. It’s personal, and you’ll know it when you do. If you need any special skills regarding Ragham, use the patterns and colors with care (for example, in rugs and accents) and try to balance the unnecessary and opposite qualities in the room. Then, to refine your definition of lag, add or remove items until you feel profitable. And don’t forget: use mindfulness to shop and add items to your room. To learn more about lagome, in addition to its use in interior design, read this book from design enthusiasts and Nicky Brantmark, who moved from England to Sweden.
Choose The Quality
To live up to Scandinavian craft traditions, you can invest in high-quality, versatile, and practical products if you don’t have one. Scandinavian furniture, lamps, and other functional elements should look modern and attractive but remain simple and not too pretty. Please note: this does not mean sacrificing style. When everyday items are well made (and high-quality materials are used), they can become decorative items themselves. Look for the design among the simple and decorative items, such as clothes and shoe racks, shelves and organizers, and other things that contain storage space that can serve as aids and dazzling design elements in your home.
Bring Nature Indoors
Scandinavians have a unique and valuable job because historically, Scandinavian countries have had few natural resources. People must learn to work with, understand and respect nature to make the most of nature’s gifts. This can be depicted in the amount of time Scandinavians spend outdoors and the design and decoration of their homes. You can integrate natural elements (for example, bright light wood, nature-inspired sculptures, indoor plants, and natural textiles and upholstery (wool, mohair, sheepskin, linen, jute, burlap) and much more. Natural objects are used in your home. Let in the light and enjoy the outside scenery. Whenever possible, use environmentally friendly and environmentally friendly materials in your home.
Think of colors and imitate nature’s palette – think earth, stone, wood, and brighter colors. The neutral color scheme is simple and sophisticated. Choosing a lighter color for the walls will add a feeling of lightness, as will lighter wood. This backdrop allows the furniture to be used as a focal point, bringing interest and contrast. Use larger accent blocks, and allow for colors. Go for blues, greens, warm sepia, neutral (desaturated) versions of colorings, monochrome stories, and floral graphics and prints. Bright, bold colors with little accents evoke playfulness. For more brilliant colors, check out the works of renowned Finnish design company Marimekko.