Scandinavian Interior Design: 6 Tips For Your Decor Inspiration

Achieving that perfect Scandinavian interior aesthetics are all about layering texture, mixing neutrals with natural materials, and adding unique accents. The key to pulling it off is not to be too trendy but rather curating elements to create a space that feels like you.

Scandinavian Interior Design: 6 Tips For Your Decor Inspiration

Scandinavian design is known for its minimalism, simplicity, and functionality

In the 1950s and '60s, Scandinavian modern furniture became popular in the U.S., where it was hailed for its sleek profiles and accessible prices. Today, Scandinavian design features clean lines and simple colour palettes, particularly white, grey and pale woody tones. And if you’re looking to bring more Scandinavian style into your home, there are a few key things we recommend focusing on first—voilà, your complete inspiration to the Scandi look.

  • Minimalism is the word: 
  • Think of minimalism, and Scandinavian design will come to mind. With a focus on function and simplicity, the Scandinavian style emphasizes white space, along with light woods and neutral colours. 

    Scandinavian design can be difficult to master in a single room, let alone an entire home.

  • Scandinavians Craftmanship
  • Scandinavians are known for their craftsmanship. One of the best ways to adopt the Scandinavian aesthetic is to invest in some high quality, multi-purpose or practical pieces. While remaining simple and ornate, Scandinavian furniture and other functional items should make a modern and striking statement, in keeping with the Scandinavian tradition of craftsmanship. (+1)

  • Bring Nature Home
  • Scandinavian countries have a centuries-old appreciation for time spent in nature. This appreciation is reflected in their use of organic materials, neutral colour palettes, and the fact that they spend more time outdoors.

    Bring Nature Home

    Scandinavia is known for its incredible landscapes, with thousands of lakes, deep blue fjords, snow-capped mountains and vast forests. The region's harsh climate and long winters create the need for a warmer, cozier aesthetic indoors. 

  • Colour Palette
  • As a result, the colour palette in Scandinavian design is typically light and neutral to reflect light back into what can be very dark spaces. This style typically features lots of natural textures like wood or bamboo flooring or rattan furniture.

  • Play With Color Contrast

  • Scandinavian style is all about keeping things light and simple. No space should feel crowded or cluttered. Start by using neutral shades as the base of your colour palette, with blue, green or grey playing a secondary role in your bedroom. Go for brown wood furniture instead of darker wood tones or painted finishes. In the living room or dining area, introduce some visual interest with an eclectic mix of rustic textures. For example, pair a mohair throw blanket with raw unfinished wood and matte upholstery for a modern twist on the bohemian home style.

    Scandinavian design is traditional but evolving. That's why we aspire to colours, textures and trends that fit within the traditional aesthetic but also reflect what's new in Scandinavian design. Visit Hudson Furniture to get inspired by their chic Scandinavian collection