One style that has been drawing more and more attention and conquering people in recent times is the Scandinavian style. With its decoration that prioritises light tones, natural lighting, spaciousness of space and a personalized and affectionate touch, it is associated with both the clean and the minimalist, but with its own characteristics that are unmistakable!
In today's post let's talk a little about this style of decoration that can be applied in every room of the house and that brings not only warm and relaxing but also super stylish. Come on!
But where did the Scandinavian style come from?
It began in the countries of northern Europe (in the region known as Scandinavia, which includes Denmark, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Sweden and Iceland), already in the 20th century. The greatest inspiration of this style comes from the decoration of the home of the couple Karin and Carl Larsson, two artists who created a modern and lively atmosphere with many elements in wood, neutral tones, plants and personal touches with handmade decoration.
The main features of the Scandinavian style
1. White as the neutral color par excellence
There is no mistake here, in the Scandinavian style, white is the main color that brings that touch of elegance and simplicity at the same time. With the white background, its environment not only lighter, but also can acquire a broader aspect, facilitating the diffusion of light.
2. Timeless design on your furniture
In the idea of simplicity in the basic elements, the choice of furniture should be made with a guideline: simplicity of forms. This guideline, in addition to bringing more security to the purchase and the decoration, usually refers to the basic furniture with timeless style, that can be combined with an auxiliary decoration in diverse styles and colors.
3. Wood everywhere
Especially speaking of light woods combined with basic white, they are responsible for a more rustic touch of the environment. The wood brings not only the warmth but also a traditional touch to the environment.
4. Pale tones pastel
In this case, both the most common pastel tones, beige and gray, new trends, off-white tones and candy colors make great combinations in the Scandinavian environment. The idea is to think more simply and that's why the raw tones of wood, leather and wool work very well.
5. A natural touch
Most environments in the Scandinavian décor bet on touches of green in small plants supported on tables, window sills, shelves and hangers. If you are passionate about plants, it pays to buy your favorite species and be aware of each one's ideal environment to care for and see them developing and growing inside your home. For those who do not have the time or have no experience with plants, it is worth investing in artificial ones.
Besides the plants, another natural touch you can give is with handmade elements: bet on crafts (which you can make or win), with special attention to knitting, crocheting and wickerwork.
Invest in an auxiliary decoration full of personality: Decorating with pictures, cushions, carpets, books, candles and other objects more fun and transmitting their tastes and personality make the environment no longer rigid and formal, opening spaces for games, touches of color and making the environment a home.
Discover 85 Scandinavian-style decor images
Now that you know a little bit more about this style, take a look at our selection of images to see complete environments with beautiful ideas and creative solutions to bring the Scandinavian style mood to your home!
Picture 1 - Living room with decoration in the Scandinavian style: neutral tones in a furniture full of comfort and affective decoration with comics and plants.
Image 2 - Choose the white palette as your main inspiration for Scandinavian-style decor.
Picture 3 - Even with the environment in lighter tones, add a few touches of dark, like on the leather sofa the carpet and the black frames.
Image 4 - Incidentally, black and white is a blend that works on everything, especially when you want to compose a Scandinavian-style environment.
Picture 5 - The light tones that came back with everything in an off-white palette also combine very much with the environment in the Scandinavian style.
Picture 6 - Composition of pictures on the wall: in the same style, choose scenes and landscapes that reflect the mood of your decoration
Image 7 - Kitchen in the Scandinavian style: the white as predominant, the walls, the floor and wooden furniture and touches of contrast with the black.
Picture 8 - Scandinavian style in the closet: bet in a more open environment with natural light to give the feeling that the space is wider.
Picture 9 - The raw and woody tones, gain a special space in the palette of this decoration: home office Scandinavian.
Picture 10 - Scandinavian style dining room: open atmosphere full of light and warmth.
Picture 11 - Insert colors in your environment with some decorative objects and small plants: in the Scandinavian style, nature is valued in its colors, freshness and subtlety.
Picture 12 - Scandinavian style: kitchen designed in wood and light colors in a functional touch and full of personality.
Picture 13 - Ample environments are always wanted in the industrial style: in this one, to value the circulation and the high right foot, a balcony that has a closet is built.
Picture 14 - Wood in the bathroom? As the wood flooring gives a cozier climate to the space, especially if you are decorating in the Scandinavian style, there are ceramic floors that mimic wood veneers and that can be placed in wet environments.
Picture 15 - Scandinavian office: try to position your workbench in a place with good natural light and an incredible view - more inspiration for your designs right!
Picture 16 - Scandinavian style: baby room, predominance of light colors and a decoration in fabric, in a handmade style.
Picture 17 - Bet on a decoration with minimalist or clean touches: they are the basis of the Scandinavian style.
Image 18 - Dark colors in the Scandinavian style yes! Try mixing the light and dark tones in a more open environment with plenty of natural light.
Picture 19 - Geometric prints: in the pieces of floors and hydraulic tiles, be inspired by the standards to compose a bathroom in the Scandinavian style.
Picture 20 - Frames and frames great for valuing your wall: the empty walls of the contemporary Scandinavian style can be decorated with large pictures, photographs or illustrations.
Picture 21 - Work not only with black and white, but the various shades of gray in your Scandinavian decoration.
Picture 22 - A corner to relax in the Scandinavian style: porch with nest, deck and carpet to read a good book.
Image 23 - Be inspired by the prints and patterns of designers and illustrators who use the Scandinavian style to compose their environment.
Picture 24 - White, wood and navy blue in this kitchen in super functional Scandinavian style.
Picture 25 - Dining room in the Scandinavian style: table near the window and with super comfortable chairs to eat or chat with family or friends.
Picture 26 - In the same style, here is another dining room option: the dishes and utensils follow the same clean features of the decoration.
Image 27 - Scandinavian-style creative solutions for your home décor: expose your most interesting books and magazines to leather strips nailed to the wall.
Image 28 - Bathroom well lit in Scandinavian style: bet on a decentralized electrical system to distribute light well in the environment.
Picture 29 - Scandinavian style: double room with large bed and a super comfortable carpet.
Picture 30 - Another bathroom option in contemporary Scandinavian style: play with a picture decoration.
Picture 31 - Another corner to relax: even in the interiors, bet on the little plants, leaning on tables, on the floor or even in hangers.
Picture 32 - Scandinavian interior style gains an enlarged appearance and good circulation by light tones, clean decoration and plenty of natural light.
Picture 33 - Scandinavian style bicolor cuisine: the tone of green mint trend in recent times is another darling of this style.
Picture 34 - For a bathroom in the Scandinavian style, bet on more compact and functional furniture, especially in the sink area.
Picture 35 - Scandinavian style carpet for the bedroom: choose the lighter, repeating pattern carpets, creating a pattern for the floor of your room.
Picture 36 - The wallpapers are also always welcome in this style: the tip is always to invest in those with more neutral patterns.
Image 37 - The black and white in geometric prints are jokers in the decoration of Scandinavian environments, including in children's rooms.
When talking about Scandinavian-style minimalism does not mean lack of decoration: think of simpler and more functional items, especially if they are made of wood.
Picture 39 - Scandinavian decoration for the kitchen integrated into the dining room: combine the wood tones with a touch of green and small plants to bring an aspect of nature into the house.
Picture 40 - Another idea of carpet in Scandinavian style: here this round in white and gray has a pattern like mandala.
Picture 41 - A little resting place with few features: some futtons and cushions make an incredible sofa with support of these metallic boxes.
Picture 42 - In the Scandinavian style, the little plants are more than welcome!
Picture 43 - The combination of white and light wood is a classic with Scandinavian style.
Picture 44 - Enjoy the large windows to add a touch in your home office with a street view.
Image 45 - Wood cover also for the walls: in a repaginada of the rustic huts, you can use sheets of wood or even coatings that imitate the look of them.
Image 46 - Planned environment in the Scandinavian style: create niches and points for rest on the wooden surface.
Picture 47 - Another combination of white and light wood of the Scandinavian style: this time in the decoration of the bathroom.
Picture 48 - Intimate environment for room with a mixture of light, vivid and darker colors.
Image 49 - Value your wood floor !: as they are not more common in homes and apartments at high cost, if you have this rarity in your environment, value!
Picture 50 - Bathroom in white, black and red to show that the Scandinavian style is not bland and can win different touches!
Image 51 - Closet space and home office in the Scandinavian style: Bet on macaws and shelves to bring the sense of spaciousness in the environment.
Image 52 - Scandinavian style: magenta room for those who enjoy an urban pop touch too!
Picture 53 - Relaxing and fun atmosphere: play with words on the wall covering of the Scandinavian bathroom.
Image 54 - Also in the contemporary Scandinavian style: the walls of burnt cement are simple and match very well with the decór.
Image 55 - Integrated environments have everything to do with the Scandinavian style.
Image 56 - Do you have skills in joinery? They are sure to add value to your Scandinavian decorating project!
Picture 57 - Mixing stripes on the couch: another way to bring more fun and prints to your living room decor is to use cushions, they are cheap and can be changed easily!
Image 58 - In this other Scandinavian style living room design, the cushions also bring different and creative patterns for you to combine.
Image 59 - Bet on the off-white palette, the tones closest to white in blue, green, lilac and pink in their Scandinavian decór.
Image 60 - Open American style kitchen for good circulation is also all about the Scandinavian decor.
Image 61 - Light blue in its various shades matching the gray: a calm and relaxing Scandinavian room.
Image 62 - The earthy tones of red and brown bring a more cozy look to the decor in the Scandinavian style.
Picture 63 - Bet on the decoration with natural materials and their raw tones: both wood and natural fibers are perfect in this type of environment.
Image 64 - Create patterns also with stickers or plaques on your wall!
Picture 65 - In addition to the cushions, the sofa socks they can also be easy tricks to make the environment even more cozy and comfortable.
Image 66 - Use retractable partitions or allow light to circulate to other environments.
Picture 67 - Insert an affective decoration to give more personality to your environment: photos, pictures and even teddies that have everything to do with you!
Image 68 - Scandinavian-style large bathroom: choose to place the furniture on the side walls to create a central circulation.
Picture 69 - Another idea of Scandinavian interior with integrated environments: decoration in the same style for all the rooms in a unit.
Picture 70 - Composition that plays with the prints of the cushions and comics on the wall.
Picture 71 - Planned environment of home office and living: single mobile that meets both needs.
Picture 72 - Innovate in its lighting in contemporary Scandinavian style: decentralized chandeliers are another way to play with a functional decoration in your home.
Picture 73 - Another project of conjugated environments: the lack of partitions gives amplitude to the space.
Image 74 - Scandinavian design idea for kit: even in smaller spaces this style can be used and even contribute to good circulation.
Picture 75 - Glass partitions are great for diffusing natural and artificial light evenly throughout the room.
Picture 76 - Another idea of Scandinavian decoration in B & W.
Picture 77 - The little plants bring shades of green and more life to this clear environment in the Scandinavian style.
Image 78 - Another design that uses glass partition to diffuse the light in the spaces.
Image 79 - Gray and beige, as well as white, take on the role of this style.
Picture 80 - In this Scandinavian male room, the gray goes from the walls to the upholstered and the bedding.
Picture 81 - Another composition with cushions to bring more comfort and fun to this sofa.
Picture 82 - The beige and the earthy tones combine very well with the gray, making a mixture of hot and cold in the environment.
Image 83 - Diversify artificial lighting also to other points of the environment.
Picture 84 - Bind the quilts and handmade quilts to your bed in this style.
Image 85 - At the idea of geometric patterns, the Chevron comes back with everything in the Scandinavian style!