Timeless since the 1950s, Scandinavian design stands out from other styles of interior decoration with its sleek, functional and timeless design.
The use of natural materials and soft colors create bright, inviting and comfortable interiors.
What is the Scandinavian style?
The Scandinavian style is characterized by furniture and objects with clean lines, a look without artifice or frills, the use of natural materials such as wood, light colors as well as open and bright rooms.
Wood, especially light in color, is the big star of the Scandinavian style. It is preferred for furniture, but also for floors. There is also wool, leather and furs.
The use of light colours, mainly white, contributes to creating bright and warm atmospheres. Add a few modern and design accessories, such as a copper or pastel-coloured floor lamp, for example, and you're done!
Scandinavian-style furniture combines comfort, ergonomics and aesthetics. Their functionality is essential. The furniture is elegant and sober, with no unnecessary frills. To recreate this style at home, we prioritize furniture in light wood, leather or with fabrics such as linen or cotton. Think of sofas in graphic fabrics and wooden furniture in light colours, painted white or pastel colours.
Furniture with compass or hairpin legs is another characteristic of the Scandinavian style, a reminder of the 1950s. in rooms of this style.
On the color side, white predominates in several variations, followed by different shades of gray, beige, sky blue and pastel colors.
In order to add a little dynamism to the decor, we add touches of more lively and luminous colors with accessories, cushions and rugs.
To give a more chic side to a room, you can go with darker colors like black or gray.
Lights and Objects
Brightness is very important in the Scandinavian style. We try to leave plenty of room for both natural light and interior lighting. Thus, the curtains are not opaque, but rather light to let the light through. We choose colors like bright white to reflect it and we bet on lamps, light fixtures and candles to illuminate the interiors.
The walls are decorated with paintings or posters, sometimes graphic and colorful, other times more discreet or with a retro look. You will sometimes find patterned blankets or rugs hanging on the walls for more color and warmth.