Scandinavian design is all about clean, simple functionality, and lots of bright, light and white decor. If you like minimal interiors but with some soft, calming and clean touches, then Scandi style is probably to your liking. A Scandinavian kitchen design will usually include white kitchen units and worktops, with some light wooden elements such as the floors or dining table, a few pops of green plants and maybe some soft pastel colours in the ceramics or pendant lighting. In the living room, keep the same bright, clean and light aesthetic, but perhaps add sheepskin rugs, warm throws and a few monochrome patterns to stand out against the white. Scandinavian design was originally meant to keep everything light but warm in the cold and dark winter months of the Nordic countries, so keep this in mind when planning your Scandinavian interiors.
Scandinavian style furniture is iconic in its minimalism and simplicity – just look at everything from Arne Jacobsen’s designs from the 1950s and 60s to modern day Ikea furniture. Remember not to over-clutter your space with accessories; Scandi style sticks to the functional furniture and avoids unnecessary items. Take a look at the photos of Scandinavian interiors from Scandinavian countries themselves and also Scandi-style interiors from the UK to inspire your own Scandinavian design project.