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FUNCTIONAL, WARM AND SIMPLE: SCANDINAVIAN STYLE

05 November 2020

Scandinavian style begun in 1930s in Nordic countries as Denmark, Sweden and Finland leaves out the northern cold weather with its peculiar sense of warmth. In the Scandinavian style, where simplicity and functionality are at the forefront with warmth, the interior spaces furnished in a minimalist style that does not strain the eyes are arranged in a way to create a feeling of light. In interiors where white, gray, black and light brown tones are dominant, light tones of wall colors make the furniture glow and stand out.

Lighting has a very important place in Scandinavian style as it supports warmth and naturalness. Although the natural light coming from outside is tried to be used with large windows, the lamps in the place are more favored. Winters with long nights make the bright feeling of homes even more necessary in Nordic countries. Metal, brass and wooden lamps are considered indispensable and iconic elements of Scandinavian style in these societies that value lighting.


One of the most important features of Scandinavian style furniture is its functionality. More rounded lines are preferred, while avoiding unnecessary ornaments and details. Furniture with conical wooden legs is also considered one of the iconic elements of the Scandinavian style.

In the Scandinavian style, where light colored and wooden materials are the most preferred, carpets and rugs are frequently used to support the warm atmosphere created in the environment. While very plain patterned carpets and rugs are generally chosen, light brown, white and beige tones are the most preferred ones.

 
How to Create Scandinavian Style Decoration?

 
* Blend classic and modern by using natural and traditional materials such as wood, leather, stone and wool, as well as modern elements such as concrete, copper and brass.

 
* Choose neutral colors such as gray, light brown and especially white as the wall color.

 
* Create harmony by using flowers, branches and greens as accessories.

 
* Use metal, brass and wood lamps.

 
* Take advantage of the natural day light by using white tulle or linen curtains.

 
* Choose furniture with rounded lines that avoid unnecessary ornaments and details.

 
* Use furniture with conical wooden legs.

 
* Add color to the space with small touches in light pastel tones.

 
* Increase the sense of warmth in the environment with plain and patterned rugs, while using light colors and wooden materials on the floor.

One of the most important features of Scandinavian style furniture is its functionality.