Scandinavian Design Principles How to Use Them681

Scandinavian Design Principles How To Use Them

When it comes to interior designs in 2020, the Scandinavian style is certainly onto something. Everyone wants their place to be homey, comfy yet stylish, right? This is when the Scandi style fits in.

We polled some top interior designers well-versed in this style to come up with the following top principles of Scandinavian design.

Let’s take a look:

1. Muted Tones

Scandinavian interior designs use a calming and soothing neutral-heavy colour scheme. Muted shades of whites, greys, pinks, and tans make a space feel cohesive, bright and uniform. You can incorporate accents of blue and other bold hues loosely throughout your space.

Scandinavian Design Principles How to Use Them681

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Ideally, the authentic Scandi palette features no more than four key colours and uses whites and lighter hues as base colours.

Plus, white and lighter colours – such as white, grey, pink, pale green – reflect the sunlight better. Also, these colours blend well with other elements such as natural wood and minimalism.

2. Soft Natural Lighting

When you let the maximum of natural lighting in, it will make your space feel bigger, airier, and brighter. Having white walls amplify the available light – natural or artificial.

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Minimal window treatment lets natural light to brighten your space. For manmade lighting, go for layered lighting. Choose cool pendant overhead, floor lamps, task lighting, etc. These will add warmth and visibility to your Scandi interior.

3. Achieve Breadth with Clean Lines

Scandi style stands unique in the fact that subtraction makes addition to your interior. Rooms drive their glory from the “less is more” philosophy.

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Clean-lined, modern and solid pieces are common in a perfect Scandinavian design style. Choose beautiful but less ornate furniture. Your furniture may reflect the mid-century modern attributes in their styling.

4. Greenery Everywhere

Nature is the best style trait of the Scandinavian interior design. It brings outdoor settings indoor for a calming and relaxing effect. This is best reflected through natural stones, untreated wood, and houseplants.

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These elements lend a deliberate statement of appreciation and respect for nature’s beauty. You would also see natural wood grain used in Scandinavian homes.

Enliven your corners with plants, flowers, and other botanicals. These will brighten up your spaces and breathe a cheerful life into your rooms. Additionally, these living elements will add hints of colours and natural essences to your Scandi home.

5. Minimalism is Maximalism

Minimalism is the trademark of Scandi interior style. Marked by less visual clutter, simplicity and purposeful placement of items, the Scandinavian design depends uses a few perfect items to complete the design.

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Practicality and simplicity are the two primary principles of this design. Leave your walls bare, and your spaces should be relatively sparse. The focus is mainly on the quality rather than on quantity. Go for solid woods, wool floor coverings and handmade ceramics.

Final words

Now you are ready to go get your perfect Scandi home. It’s known for its effortless simplicity, style and the happiness it induced in your space. Just maximize the sunlight and keep simple on every item – from décor accents to toys in the playroom.

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