Having started in the 1930s in northern countries such as Denmark, Sweden, and Finland, the Scandinavian style leaves the cold air of the north outside with its unique sense of warmth. In the Scandinavian style standing out with simplicity and functionality as well as warmth, the interior spaces furnished with a minimalistic style not straining the eyes are arranged in a way that creates a feeling of light. In interiors dominated by white, gray, and light brown tones, the furniture is made to shine and stand out by choosing light-tone wall colors.
Lighting is of great importance in the Scandinavian style as it supports warmth and naturality. Although it is generally tried to use the natural light coming from the outside with large windows; lamps used in the space are prioritized. Winter periods spent with long nights make it more necessary to create the feeling of light derived from houses in the northern countries. In these societies giving importance to lighting, metallic, brass and wooden lamps are considered as indispensable and iconic elements of the Scandinavian style.
Functionality is one of the most important features in the Scandinavian-style furniture. More rounded lines are preferred while unnecessary decorations and details are avoided. Furniture with tapered wooden legs is also regarded as one of the iconic elements of the Scandinavian style.
In the Scandinavian style, light-colored and wooden materials are mostly preferred on the floors and the warm air created in the environment is supported with the frequent use of carpets and rugs. While carpets and rugs with very plain patterns are generally chosen; light brown, white and beige tones are the most preferred ones.
How to Apply the Scandinavian Decoration Style?
*You can blend the classic and the modern by using modern elements such as concrete, copper and brass as well as natural and traditional materials such as wood, leather, stone, and wool.
*You can prefer neutral colors such as gray, light brown and especially white as wall colors.
*You can use flowers, branches and greenery as accessories to create harmony.
*You can use metallic, brass, and wooden lamps.
*You can make use of the natural light entering the space by using white tulle or linen curtains.
*You can prefer rounded furniture, avoiding unnecessary decorations and details.
*You can use furniture with tapered wooden legs.
*You can add color to the space with small touches in light pastel tones.
While using light-colored wooden materials on the floors, you can further increase the feeling of warmth in the environment with plain and patterned rugs.
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