Scandinavian Interior Design is generally based on a white palette and minimalistic yet full of texture. As many of us are embracing letting go of material clutter, a softer look with a few key elements can keep it interesting and allow for serenity. We are sharing 20 gorgeous designers today, so you’re sure to find something to spark your zen!
Lush green plants add so much to a clean interior and keep it from being boring. In my recently remodeled kitchen I’m adding more plants including potted herbs and greenery cut from the tropical garden outdoors.
In this home below, natural wood walls are accented with plants, a textured rug and accents of black to define.
This home tour (below) is far from boring gaining texture and interest from the rustic wood dining set, the shell chandelier, the pops of black, plants and a textured rug to ground the room. An easy breezy summer look, and by changing just a singular accent such as the sailing ship you can move forward into any season. An enticing aspect of Scandinavian interior design is the lack of clutter resulting in the ease of accenting seasonally.
Simplicity with a DIY dining table and I find that the more modest the decor, the individual elements stand out.
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5 Key Elements Of Scandinavian Decor
- Softly muted and minimal color palette
- Negative space and a feeling of breathing room
- Texture with cozy rugs, pillows and textiles
- Modern and simple furniture and yes…it can be from Ikea
Take a look at the projects and rooms that we’ve gathered below and I’d love to hear if you have a favorite in the comments!
Scandinavian Interior Design – 20 Gorgeous Homes
Scandinavian Interior Design – 20 Gorgeous Homes
A SCANDINAVIAN INSDRUSTRIAL INTERIOR IN NYC – HAPPY GREY LUCKY
This New York apartment is like eye-candy for anyone who loves minimalist, clean and airy style with a touch of industrial scandi home design. Check out and take notes on the small but vital details that put this beauty together.
WALL ART DIY – A BEAUTIFUL MESS
Rachel, one of the minds behind A Beautiful Mess, created this lovely wall art piece from leftovers from other DIY projects and the Scandinavian-meets-bohemian design is quite simply, a delight.
SECRETS OF SCANDINAVIAN LAID-BACK AMBIENCE – MONSTERS CIRCUS
Join Mette and take an insider look at the divine apartment of graphical designer Camilla Bjerre. She’s the owner of the lifestyle brand Strups and the chilled but perfectly curated home style shows her creative eye. Read and drool over the pictures!
SCANDINAVIAN STYLE KNOTTED TRIVET – WE ARE SCOUT
These trivets are the epitome of what Scandi design is all about; organic and natural materials, soft and neutral shades, and simple shapes. Go over to Lisa’s site and follow her steps to male these stunning knotted macrame trivets. They’re easy and quick to make and totally beginner-friendly so there’s no excuse to pass this opportunity!
INSIDE A SCANDINAVIAN INSPIRED GUESTHOUSE ON LAKE SUPERIOR – DANS LE LAKEHOUSE
Following this same cozy but simple aesthetic, Tanya turned her guesthouse in a Scandinavian dream by giving her bunkie a complete makeover.
BAMBOO SIDEBOARD – IKEA HACKERS
Jump to this easy and straight to the point tutorial where Chris will show you how to add a bamboo sideboard to an IKEA cabinet to give it that Scandinavian feel fast and inexpensively.
SCANDINAVIAN STYLE CANDLESTICKS – DUKES AND DUCHESSES
Although at first, you may think of Scandinavian home design and decor as something cold, all-white, and uncluttered, there’s another side to this style. The concept of ‘Hygge’ is how Scandinavians describe a cozy and lovely moment, something vital in their home decor. So, what says ‘cozy’ more than candles? Head to Randi’s blog and check her tutorial on this Scanvinadian-inspired candlesticks to get your own “Hygge” moment at home.
SCANDINAVIAN SUMMER HOUSE WITH PLYWOOD INTERIOR – WE ARE SCOUT
An interior lined with wooden panels by seem overwhelming or even cluttered but not if you do it in the Scandi way. Just take a look at this summer house and feel the inspiration strike!
DIY DINING TABLE – LILY ARDORD
This charming dining table is a perfect way to add some of this striking style to your home. The best is that you don’t even need to buy a lot to make it yourself. Head over to LilyArdor and check this amazing detailed tutorial.
SCANDINAVIAN INSPIRED DIY PLYWOOD CHRISTMAS TREE – DANS LE LAKEHOUSE
Whether you want to try something new for next Christmas or you have a small space, the Scandinavian designs have you covered! Tanya from Dans Le Lakehouse has a fantastic option to make your Scandi -inspired plywood Christmas tree.
DIY SCANDI-INSPIRED BLOSSOM BRANCH – A PRETTY FIX
A bit of decor is enough to bring the Scandinavian spirit to your home. Jelica has a lovely rustic yet minimalist blossom branch to add to your decor.
SCANDINAVIAN INSPIRED FAMILY ROOM – HAPPY GREY LUCKY
A clean, austere but inviting family room with everything you may need to have a wonderful time. Check Sina’s post and get tons of storage ideas to keep the kid’s toys organized and ready for playtime!
SCANDINAVIAN LIVING ROOM – A BEAUTIFUL HOME
Mandi’s living room is a gold pot of inspiration! This fresh and roomy loft-style home is just marvelous. Inspired by the Scandinavian mantra of natural, simple, and neutral tones with pops of soft colors, Mandi’s home renovation is perfection. She documented it in detail on her site, A Beautiful Mess. She even has a dedicated post about how she transformed the dated brick fireplace wall into a stunning faux stone veneer that changed the whole room’s vibe 100%.
DRIFTWOOD STAINED RAST FOR THE SCANDINAVIAN FARMHOUSE FEEL – IKEA HACKERS
Inspired by her friend’s house on the island of Lidingö in Stockholm, Jules found a way to achieve the same uncluttered and neutral-but-cozy feel by moving away from bright colors and embracing a more neutral one. And in this DIY project, she shows us exactly how to get that vibe by hacking an IKEA rast Chest of Drawers into a Scandi dream.
DECORATING YOUR FIRST HOME TOGETHER WITH CRATE AND BARREL – GREEN WEDDING SHOES
On this post, you’ll get the whole nine yards of home decor to achieve the clean and simple lines of Scandinavian design and even some French farmhouse decor inspiration if you want to mix a bit of both decor-styles in your home.
DIY SCANDI STYLE MIRROR – TOMFO
Mirrors are a fantastic way to amplify the natural light in a small room. It helps to make it look more airy and spacious, and as you probably know by now, that’s a key factor if you want that Scandinavian style. That’s why I love this tutorial by Sarah where she created a simple but lovely mirror with all the Scandi vibes!
OUR YAMBA SCANDI HOME TOUR –TOMFO
Sarah shared her home with us on this post in her blog, TOMFO. She was able to create a beautiful home both in style and functionality. Check out her post for inspiration on how to get a similar style for your own home!
SCANDI TABLEWARE – THE LOVELY DRAWER
Teri from The Lovely Drawer came up with a simple and charming little trivet made with grey jersey yarn to keep around your table as coasters. A little decor item that it’s not just practical but also, enchanting.
PETRO VIVIER FROM MONOSHOP – HOUSE OF HAWKES
This home in the heart of Somerset Wes ticks all the right boxes in terms of Scandinavian-design and style! Check out this home tour and take note of how the home’s owner has mixed in Moroccan elements keeping everything in perfect balance!
DIY WOODEN BABY GYM – THE MERRY THOUGHT
If there’s something I absolutely adore about Scandinavian design is nursery furniture! I love how it goes back to basic by keeping everything simple and neutral. This wooden baby gym DIY by the girls at The Merry Thought is a perfect example of how calming and cute this style can be in baby furniture. Head over to their tutorial and make your own – it’s super easy!
Scandinavian Interior Design – 20 Gorgeous Homes:
- A Scandinavian, Industrial Interior In NYC†from happygreylucky.com
- Wall Art DIY†from abeautifulmess.com
- Secrets Of Scandinavian Laid-Back Ambience from monsterscircus.com
- Scandinavian Style Knotted Trivet from we-are-scout.com
- Bunkie Makeover: Inside A Scandinavian Inspired Guesthouse On Lake Superior from danslelakehouse.com
- Bamboo Sideboard from ikeahackers.net
- Scandinavian-Style Candlesticks from dukesandduchesses.com
- Scandinavian Summer House With Plywood Interior from we-are-scout.com
- DIY Dining Table from lilyardor.com
- Scandinavian-Inspired DIY Plywood Christmas Tree from danslelakehouse.com
- DIY Scandi-Inspired Blossom Branch from aprettyfix.com
- Scandinavian-Inspired Family Room from happygreylucky.com
- Scandinavian Living Room from abeautifulmess.com
- Driftwood Stained Rast For The Scandinavian Farmhouse Feel from ikeahackers.net
- Decorating Your First Home Together With Crate And Barrel from greenweddingshoes.com
- DIY Scandi Style Mirror from tomfo.com
- Our Yamba Scandi Home Tour from tomfo.com
- Scandi Tableware from thelovelydrawer.com
- Petro Vivier From Monoshop from houseofhawkes.net
- DIY Wooden Baby Gym from themerrythought.com