The Scandinavian style is a trending aesthetic that has trailblazed its way into the bestselling genre. It highlights modernity and functionality with a side dose of coziness in the mix, but best of all; it has the ability to make small and medium sized spaces look larger than they are. Here are 5 sneaky ways your Scandinavian style home can look more spacious:
1. Excellent management neutrals
The neutral colour scheme is a definite when it comes to Scandinavian style homes. They have a very sophisticated outlook, but more than anything else, the light-hued elegance of such colours has amazing reflecting qualities that can make the surroundings seem infinitely spacious then they already are. This image shows how this particular colour palette has a way of adding spaciousness to a home’s aesthetic.
2. Lighter floors
The floor materials used in the Scandinavian style are usually extremely light. They don’t have much tactile texture, and coupled with the surrounding bright white ambiance, they tend to create an illusion of spaciousness. This image features an excellent example of this technique. The light wood herringbone patterned floor looks especially capacious when complemented by the stark white walls and light furnishing.
3. Large window portals
Large windows that let in a huge amount of natural light are an absolute requisite when it comes to Scandinavian homes. Dressed in the best window treatments, their addition of ample sunlight couples nicely with the simplicity of the surroundings, and makes the spaces look larger than they actually are. As you can see in this image, the bright natural light beautifully reflects off the lighter-hued surfaces to create the illusion of more space.
4. Minimal accessorizing
Another reason that Scandinavian homes are sneakily spacious is because they adhere to very little embellishment. Since the priority of this theme is always functionality, the decoration that ends up being featured s much more on the pragmatic side. So, the empty furniture surfaces contribute a lot to this aesthetic looking highly spacious. You’ll notice how the simplicity of the accessories adds a comfortably plain touch to the ambiance in this image.
5. Smooth materials
And lastly, the Scandinavian style is renowned for its extensive use of plain materials. Matt and high gloss laminates are especially adored in this aesthetic. They tend to add a starkness and austerity to such visuals, which ends up making the spaces look wide and capacious. This kitchen design is an excellent example of how you can manage such materials with grace while adding a few warm accents in the process.