Posted on 28 January 2015
Clean fine lines, simplicity and minimalism.
Scandinavian Style is an all-time favourite of ours at Interiors Online. Monochrome palettes, clean and fine lines, modern furniture based on midcentury designs, light coloured timbers and rays of natural light.
Scandinavia is known for progressive society, innovation and the colours and textures of winter. These are all easily visible in its design interiors. To begin, whitewash everything, start with a blank canvas, white walls and floors. Colours can be added to the palette later in the form of accessories or a feature furniture item.
Geometry is big. Add angles, add chevron prints to mats, cushions and décor items like vases, candelabras and lamps. Graphics and typography are also a big factor in Scandinavian style. This comes out in huge pieces of wall art, coffee table books and accessories. You can personalise these to suit your own message. Due to the freezing climate of countries like Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, texture and layers are a must. Think about (faux)furs, leathers, big knits and natural linen made from cotton, wool or hemp. This not only makes your space comfy and soft to offset the stark whiteness but visually makes it warmer. Think mohair shrugs, throws, cushions and sheepskins and hides.
As for the rest of the furniture, light coloured timbers like beech should be used as the base for coffee or dining tables, chair legs and stools as it ensures the palette stays neutral. Grey, white and black linen are the staples that accompany this. Above all, furniture must embody those clean fine lines, simplicity and minimalism that is key to Scandinavian design.
Karin Foberg and Anna Mård
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