It is Nordic Inherited style and blended from the mix of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, the design provides spaces filled with light, mainly stylized with natural elements, earthy muted tones, and clean lines.
It was due to the environment in the Nordic countries that the design came off all calm and easy to the eye, Winters were long, and so there was little daylight, and people often had very small houses, causing the need for bright and airy, yet cozy, homes.
For that, the Scandinavian style fell into the minimalist category of interior design.
Furniture and materials:
Scandinavian interiors feature mostly whitened wood floors or with light colors except the bathroom, If the thought of no carpet puts you on edge, try adding a large rug in a soft texture or natural material.
Mixing textures and materials, such as unfinished wood pieces and soft linens, brings nature into the home, adding that restful vibe that the decor is so famous for with warmth in the atmosphere.
The color palette is typically very light and simple.
White is often used as the main color, but it doesn’t make the room look pale because natural materials, such as wood, bring warmth and texture.
White is also a great blank slate to introduce any color combination, Cool whites work well in south-facing rooms since they receive the best of the warm, summer daylight.
Warmer whites, on the other hand, work well to warm up north-facing rooms, since they receive lower levels of cooler, natural light.
Greys, light pale blue or brown shades can also be used to create a beautiful, serene interior.
Space and light:
Scandinavian homes often feature large windows to make the room feel bright and open.
As we said before, Nordic winters are long and dark, so making the most of every ounce of natural light is key.
Windows are seldom dressed to allow the day light in, but if needed, it may be treated with a soft, light material such as cotton, allowing privacy without darkening the room and combine it with a blackout roller for the bedrooms.
It works well with small spaces due to the simplicity of Nordic style, with white or light shades as a main color and an avoidance of unnecessary accessories.
A large importance is placed on giving furniture ‘space to breathe’.