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5 Secrets to Scandinavian Style

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The walls on our house renovation are going up and as we slowly, but surely, start to think about the interior design, there is one particular style that is pulling at my heart strings.

I absolutely love the simplicity and thoughtful charm that goes into Scandinavian Style. After stalking My Scandinavian Home & @ScandinavianHomes for more inspiration along with pinning on my Pinterest page, I think I finally have a handle on what makes this style so special.

Here are 5 Ways to score Scandinavian Style:

1. Light Fixtures

Lighting is a very important factor in the Scandinavian interior design. Scandinavians live many months in darkness, so sunlight and fresh air are appreciated elements of décor. Keep curtains minimal, in pale colors and sheer fabrics. For indoor lighting, use several light sources instead of one. Place floor lamps and table lamps in various parts of the room to add different lighting levels.


2. Floor Plants

I’ve noticed in almost every Scandinavian Home there is at least one {minimal} plant that is either sitting on the floor or on a cabinet.


3. Color {or lack thereof}

The main colors in a Scandinavian design are neutrals: Beige, Grey or White. However, it’s becoming more popular now to add in injections of color, such as grey, black and yellow.

4. Elements of Nature

Decorating walls or including touches of nature, like a branch of wood or wicker basket add a more rustic-look to complete the Scandinavian motif.


5. Get Creative

I love the photo below that has a chair hanging on the wall with a potted cactus. Scandinavian Style is all about being unpredictably easy with style choices. Don’t over think it and don’t forget to keep it simple!


Images borrowed from: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9

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  • Brinis Fashionbook

    Love your interior design – everything in white.



  • Denise

    That is sooo aweome! Especially the living room.

  • the last photo is lustworthy! x

  • Lottie

    I love all of these, that bedroom is gorgeous!

    Lottie x

  • I’m with you – the chair on the wall is different, but I can totally get down with it. Biggest thing I love about homes like this is all the natural light + the white walls make it 100% brighter.

    Josh – The Kentucky Gent

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  • I’ve always love the fresh, crisp, clean Scandanavian style as well. I just can’t reconcile it with having little ones in the house, they seem to be mess-magnets, lol. I’ll have to save my redecorating until kiddos are older and I can afford a house keeper to keep everything dusted!

  • Gosh it seems like Scandinavian interiors are everywhere and I love it! These are great, thanks for sharing! Can’t ever get enough.

    xo, Alice / House Inconnue
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  • theblackblush blog

    Love this! The last photo is so pretty!

  • Simone Bruin

    Wow I love it! I am living a year abroad right now, and there are a lot of Scandinavian people here. They are so nice, it’s cool to see how they would style their house 🙂


  • Erika

    I love this style! I have yo keep it in mind for when I get my own place 🙂


  • Emma

    Spot on Jacey!

    As a scandinavian I would say At least 3 green plants is a must in a scandinavian home and the most “IT-plant” for the moment is the chinese money plant. Google it! 🙂 Put it in a old style terracotta pot and you’ve nailed it 😉

    Also, if you would like some more inspiration from real swedish homes you could go onto the website “Hemnet”. It’s a website with apartments for sale. They have set up a page with just inpspiration. It’s in swedish but I think you could manage it anyway, just click around!

    Vardagsrum = living room 😉

    Thanks for a great blog! Been with you for years!

    Take care.

    Emma from Stockholm

  • Mona

    Absolutely my favourite style !

  • Absolutely my favourite style !!!

  • Sabrina Matlin

    And is having their BIG sale right now. I pass like 4 billboards for it on my way to work every morning.

  • Meredith

    Absolutely agree with Emma, spot on! #tickticktick