Scandinavian Décor Ideas for Those Who Love Warm, Simple Life

Scandinavian Décor Ideas for Those Who Love Warm, Simple Life

If you love a chic, minimalist interior, then Scandinavian style décor will tickle your fancy.

There’s nothing as strikingly simple as a Scandinavian interior. Invented in the 1950s, this décor style is popular for its simplicity, function, warmth, and connection to nature. From its minimalist aura to the clean lines and uber-modern look, everything about a Scandinavian decor is simply elegant.

Scandinavian décor never goes out of style and it can work well for many different spaces, including living rooms, bedroom, and kitchen. Take a look at the following Scandinavian-inspired apartments and get inspiration for yourself.

The main living area is overall simple, with common, friendly elements like indoor house plants and a cushy sofa.
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Scandinavian style apartment
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The open plan from kitchen to living room to dining make the apartment feel large, while loft-style windows let in plenty of natural light.
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By placing decorative elements on the floor rather than on shelving, the walls are kept mostly bare and the ceiling feel even taller and more regal.
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Tall ceilings with beam elements are enviable while the arrangement of furnishings still gives the overall effect of coziness, which is certainly important in the Scandinavian style and culture.
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The Scandinavian style chairs in the dining area are a beautiful complement to those in the living room, taking on many of the same shapes but in a lovely wood construction.
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But even in a somewhat minimalist design, personality shines through in elements like a starburst light fixture or a carefully tablescaped coffee table.
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 Cozy bedding textures and a spring or two of greenery is all you need to find a peaceful night’s sleep in here.
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The small bedrooms do benefit from plenty of natural light, which both the occupant and the petite planters benefit from.
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Even a nursery can take advantage of the simplicity of the Scandinavian style, with carefully chosen toys and just a bit of warm decoration.
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A white and gray bathroom with a deep tub finishes this particular apartment. Simple, clean, and modern.
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Bright apartment
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The dining room pendants in use here complement the kitchen pendants over the breakfast bar and add a warm glow to the space.
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The white and gray color scheme is certainly simple and easy to understanding, with splashes of natural green throughout.
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Wooden kitchen bar stools with black accents draw the eye to the uniquely patterned floor in the kitchen — a fun and daring element in an otherwise simple design.
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A closer view of the unique kitchen pendant lights shows that they are a bit offset from one another and do not match exactly, which adds a bit of whimsy to their effect.
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The use of unique coffee tables like these round, nesting tables is modern but also practical, giving more surfaces for resting drinks or books.
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This apartment features elements of a loft (including an actual lofted space) but also brings to mind the simplicity and warmth of a more traditional space.
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The use of the timeless Eames Eiffel Chair in the dining space may not be groundbreaking, but the pretty colors chosen are certainly nice.
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In the kitchen unique wall shelves are both practical and lovely, certainly in line with the Scandinavian ideals.
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The stairway up to the lofted bedroom is a bit sturdier than some of the loft entries that we see, which is nice.
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Unique vases always add an artistic touch to a home and can be filled with virtually any color depending on the season.
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Scandinavian living space
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Floor lamps are a good way to give homeowners some choice in how a space is lit.
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The use of mirrors in the entryway is both practical (making sure your hair looks all right before going out) and design-friendly (making a small hallway feel much bigger).
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A white tile bathroom with a caged bulb pendant light is a perfect serene way to finish this home tour.
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Black and white apartment
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An Areca Palm in the living room gives just a subtle hint at tropical.
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The light wood floors are almost an afterthought but have quite a bit of character in this space.
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Glass wall separate the bedroom from the rest of the apartment, giving the illusion of more space and possibility of more privacy.
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White cabinets act as the perfect perch for plants and a few trinkets.
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The industrial style lighting is quite chic and modern.
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The dining are features large wall clocks as well as other rustic elements from a wood table to amber glass lights.
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Natural light is allowed to flood in from two directions with the glass walled design, even though the room itself is quite small it feels large.
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Cool grey walls are a welcoming, cozy color for a small bedroom.
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The kitchen is not nearly so industrial, with white cabinetry and wood countertops.
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A black and white tiled bathroom is small but also modern and perfect for this not-so-spacious apartment.
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Resources & Credits:

LVI Studio

Thi Cao

Aleksandr Andreychikov

Tu Nguyen Hoang

Erik Olsson

Home designing



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