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How to Incorporate Scandinavian Design in Your Home

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Posted on March 07 2018

Scandinavian Design is known for being very minimalist and clean, and it can help give a room a sleek, refined look. Check out how you can use it in your home.

Are you curious about Scandinavian design and how it would look in your home?

Achieving the clean and minimalistic look is easier than you think. In this article, we'll discuss the elements that make for a complete Scandinavian interior design look.

Are you ready to get started?

Using Scandinavian Design

Consider these following tips:

Wooden Floors

If you want to incorporate Scandinavian design into your home, the first step is to look at your floors.

You'll want to stir clear from darker tones of hardwood floors and go as light as possible.

If you already have dark hardwood floors, what you can do is sand them down and use white floor oil to re-oil them.

White Walls

Since the Scandinavian look is focused on minimalism, you will see this reflected on the walls.

The Scandinavian interior design is focused on white walls. White walls open up space and let the light in. A feature that is very important due to the lack of light during the long dark winters.

Plus white walls also create a great canvas for wall art.

Neutral Colors

If you want to get as close to Scandinavian interior design as possible, you'll want to steer away from loud and bold colors.

This style is more about neutral colors. The main colors used are white, light gray, beige, dusty pinks, and pale pastels.

While it's common to have a few accent colors, try keeping it to one or two. The rest should remain monochromatic.

Mix-and-Match Neutrals

Don't think for a second Scandinavian design is boring. On the contrary, you're allowed to mix-and-match materials as long as they're neutral colors.

Try incorporating some faux leather, copper, brass, hemp, wicker, etc.


Nordic countries have long dark winters, so they need to make the most of the light in their homes.

Expect to incorporate light fixtures and lamps all throughout your home, especially hanging lamps.


While you can have accessories and wall art, you should always keep it very clean and to a minimum.

If you think you've overdone it, then you should always take something out. It's also okay to leave bare walls.

Mid-century Furniture

When it comes to furniture, you should stick to mid-century designs. While there are many famous designers, you can also get some affordable options from Ikea.


Scandinavian interior design loves to incorporate textiles. You don't have to stick to a particular fabric, in fact, the more the better.

Try to throw around sheepskin, linen pillows, wool throws, rugs, and more.

Grey Sofa

A grey sofa has become a stable in Scandinavian homes. If you want your Scandinavian interior design to look authentic, why not throw a gray couch?

Ready to Incorporate Scandinavian Design?

Transforming your house decor to the Scandinavian interior design is easier than it looks.

All you have to do is stick to neutral colors, pick light wooden floors, and paint the walls white.

If you enjoyed these design tips and would like to learn more about how to spice up your home, visit our blog.



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