10 Tips to Get that Scandinavian Design in Your Home

Scandinavian design has become a hot new design trend over here in North America recently. Nonetheless, it is important that you don’t let the style elements overtake the need for the windows to be practical. For example, if you live in an area where hurricanes are a common threat then you must make sure they are High Impact Windows first and foremost. So, it’s obviously been popular in the Scandinavian countries but recently it’s gained popularity very quickly across the pond. IKEA may be the first design company that you think of when you think of Scandinavian design, since it’s been around for quite a while. But now the design realm and the public are embracing more of the Scandinavian style, you can now even hire professionals such as https://rodrockhomes.com/ to give you the custom Scandinavian design you want! I’m sure they would enjoy using shutters from places similar to Shuttercraft to create the optimal look.

If you’re not quite familiar with the style, here is a definition from Wikipedia: “Scandinavian design is a term to represent a design movement characterized by simplicity, minimalism and functionality that emerged in the 1950s in the five Nordic countries of Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark.”

Here are some examples of Scandinavian design (or Scandi design which it’s commonly referred to).

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Now that you can see the design style, you may be wondering “How do I get that look in my home?”. Follow these 10 tips and you’ll be on your way!

1. Bright and Light
Stick to white walls and light flooring.

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2. Minimalism
Declutter! Trinkets and lots of accessories do not fit into this design style. Minimalism is key!

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3. Neutral color palates
Stick with neutral colors, or muted versions of colors.

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4. Function
Function is the starting point for this design style. Start with something functional and then design on from there.

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5. Wood
Wood accents are huge! Whether it’s a wood wall, flooring, ceiling, or furniture piece; wood is an integral design piece.

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6. Clean modern lines
Simple lines are classic Scandi style. Both in architectural design and in furniture design. Opt for more modern furniture pieces.

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7. Black, white and grey
A monochromatic palate of black, white and grey is very popular. The classic décor pieces are usually black and white.

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8. Geometric Patterns
These are used a lot in throws, accent pillows and rugs.

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9. Interesting Lighting
Add a punch of interest with your lighting.

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10. Earthy Accents
Add Natural earth elements, like a natural fiber rug, logs, leather, etc…

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Now you have all the tips you need to begin your Scandinavian inspired home!

Happy Decorating!

~Charlotte

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