7 Ideas for Decorating a Scandinavian-style Living Room
Love a stylish, minimal look? Check out these Scandi-style schemes for inspiration
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The classic Scandi look is muted and minimal – a style this monochrome living room does beautifully.
Jet black contrasts with bright white and pale grey, while hints of beige keep it soft and natural. If you’re going for a neutral look like this one, the trick is in the layering of tones and texture.
Start with a large expanse of pale shades and add smaller areas of darker hues, with the black features bringing in more striking accents.
This living room is decorated with earthy tones to give the Scandi scheme a cosy and inviting feel.
Midcentury furniture is a good choice if you want to marry the lean lines of Scandi style with the natural finish of wood. Here, the coffee table forms a centrepiece, which tones with the rug, artwork and other natural finishes in the room.
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If you’re a colour fan, you’ll probably like this room. It mixes muted greys with a rainbow of shades, which give the space a lift.
The designers have managed to combine styles perfectly by complementing a traditional sofa with modern, Scandi-style items, such as the chaise longue and coffee table.
The bright artwork and textiles add soft character to the space, and contrast with the industrial wires on the pictures and lamp.
All shades of blue look great in a crisp, Scandi-style room like this one. The lean-lined furniture and natural wood finishes are given a fresh, sophisticated look with touches of navy and sky blue.
Use a variety of hues in the blue spectrum, as well as different patterns and textures, to give your blue palette an interesting feel.
Add some colour to a black, white and grey palette by introducing accessories in pale pink.
This living room would have looked crisp and cool with just the monochrome tones, but the dusty pink cushions and flowers are just enough to warm it up a little.
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A Scandi look is a good choice for an open-plan space, as its clean lines work in harmony with the rest of the room.
This seating area is beautifully laid out, with a midcentury coffee table and simple grey sofa. Each element is attractive without overpowering the space as a whole.
The designers have used a similar style in the dining area (behind the sofa) to create a stylish, cohesive space.
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If your furniture is minimal, introduce pattern to give the space some personality. An earth-toned rug like this one will bring a textured feature into the centre of the room. Then add artwork, cushions and plants to give the space even more colour and character.
Here, the designers have added plenty of pattern and colour, but they’ve also ensured the shades complement each other to keep a restful, pared-down feel in the room.
How have you created a Scandi look in your living room? Share your ideas in the Comments section.