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Scandinavian Living Room Ideas and Designs

The Slatted Extension
The Slatted Extension
YARD ArchitectsYARD Architects
We were asked to resolve a problem with the layout of a house in the Whitehall Park Conservation Area in Islington. The house had wonderful high ceilings and well proportioned reception rooms, but the kitchen was very compromised. It was housed in an old side return extension and accessed through a warren of other rooms. It was too small and low, didn’t relate well to the dining room and was cut off from the other rooms in the house, accessed down a small flight of steps. The owners wanted a generous, multifunctional family space where they could enjoy time together. Our solution was to take out the side wall of the rear reception room, reconstruct the side return completely and join the two spaces to create a lateral kitchen dining space. Behind this space the old dining room, with less access to natural light, became a utility room, cloakroom and music room. We flipped the kitchen into the old reception room and lowered the floor to create one seamless room level with the garden. This gave the kitchen a huge ceiling height and meant we could increase the size of the French doors which open out onto the garden, making them very grand and a real focal point of the room. The extension itself has a fully glazed roof to bring the most amount of light into the space, including electrically opening rooflights for ventilation. To avoid the dining room being overlooked by the neighbours upper windows, we designed a series of louvres made of oak to line the underside of the roof. These allow filtered light into the extension whilst maintaining a sense of privacy and enclosure. They are openable to allow the glass to be cleaned and we used them to inform the rest of the interior. The extension contrasts to the more traditional kitchen area with its high ceilings and ornate cornice, using oak panels as a lining around the walls. The opening into the kitchen forms a datum line, above which the oak is clad in battens to create texture and tie into design of the louvres. A bench containing storage runs all the way around the dining room and a large pivot window frames views from the music room into the garden. The window can be fully opened to connect the dining room to the outside. The rear wall of the dining room is finished in natural clay plaster, continuing the warm earthy tones of the oak cladding. Externally we used a traditional yellow stock brick so the extension feels like it belongs to the house, but we used the brick in a sawtooth bond, laying them at 45 degrees to create a triangular pattern which create interesting shadows throughout the day.
Family House Restructure
Family House Restructure
barkerdesignbarkerdesign
Using natural finishes and textures throughout and up-cycling existing pieces where possible
Photo of a medium sized scandi living room in Kent with light hardwood flooring, a wood burning stove, a brick fireplace surround and white floors.
Woodland House
Woodland House
Fern House LondonFern House London
Photo of a scandinavian living room in London.
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Welsh Airbnb
Welsh Airbnb
Jack Hinds PhotographyJack Hinds Photography
Inspiration for a scandinavian living room in Manchester.
Scandi-inspired calming double reception room
Scandi-inspired calming double reception room
Honey And Toast InteriorsHoney And Toast Interiors
Inspiration for a scandinavian living room in London with grey walls, painted wood flooring, a standard fireplace, a wall mounted tv and white floors.
Fish Cross Cottage
Fish Cross Cottage
Warren French InteriorsWarren French Interiors
A coastal Scandinavian renovation project, combining a Victorian seaside cottage with Scandi design. We wanted to create a modern, open-plan living space but at the same time, preserve the traditional elements of the house that gave it it's character.
E15 Family home
E15 Family home
Owl DesignOwl Design
This is an example of a scandinavian living room in London.
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The Museum Apartments
The Museum Apartments
Iain RobinsonIain Robinson
Inspiration for a large scandi open plan living room in Other with grey walls and light hardwood flooring.
Sussex Eclectic House
Sussex Eclectic House
Chapter Eight Design | Interior Design StudioChapter Eight Design | Interior Design Studio
Tucked away in a small but thriving village on the South Downs is a beautiful and unique property. Our brief was to add contemporary and quirky touches to bring the home to life. We added soft furnishings, furniture and accessories to the eclectic open plan interior, bringing zest and personality to the busy family home.
Scandinavian Living Room
Scandinavian Living Room
Scandinavian living room in London.
Tunbridge Wells Attic Conversion
Tunbridge Wells Attic Conversion
Nicky Percival LimitedNicky Percival Limited
Open plan living space with bath
This is an example of a large scandinavian open plan living room in Sussex with white walls, brown floors, wallpapered walls and a chimney breast.
Rose Cottage
Rose Cottage
Hygge and Cwtch Design StudioHygge and Cwtch Design Studio
Photo of a small scandinavian open plan living room feature wall in Cornwall with blue walls, light hardwood flooring, a standard fireplace, a metal fireplace surround, a freestanding tv and exposed beams.
Beautiful home in SW3
Beautiful home in SW3
Domus NovaDomus Nova
Inspiration for a scandi living room in London.
Kungshöjd, Lasarettgatan 6
Kungshöjd, Lasarettgatan 6
Entrance FastighetsmäkleriEntrance Fastighetsmäkleri
Anders Bergstedt
Inspiration for a medium sized scandinavian formal enclosed living room in Gothenburg with white walls, light hardwood flooring, a freestanding tv and no fireplace.
Grevgatan 25
Grevgatan 25
Scandinavian HomesScandinavian Homes
Large scandinavian formal open plan living room in Stockholm with grey walls, medium hardwood flooring, no fireplace and no tv.
Blackshire
Blackshire
MARCUSSE CONSTRUCTIONMARCUSSE CONSTRUCTION
Design ideas for a large scandi formal open plan living room in Grand Rapids with white walls, light hardwood flooring, a standard fireplace, a plastered fireplace surround, a wall mounted tv and beige floors.
Hockaday Neighborhood
Hockaday Neighborhood
Urbanology DesignsUrbanology Designs
Inspiration for a scandinavian living room in Dallas.
Scandinavian Mountain in Lake Tahoe
Scandinavian Mountain in Lake Tahoe
Design for LivingDesign for Living
Cozy ski cabin Living Room.
Scandi living room in Sacramento.

Scandinavian Living Room Ideas and Designs

The Woodmount Project
The Woodmount Project
AMANDA SHIELDS INTERIORSAMANDA SHIELDS INTERIORS
Design ideas for a scandinavian living room in Toronto.
Кухня-гостиная
Кухня-гостиная
Shiksha.designShiksha.design
Inspiration for a scandinavian living room in Saint Petersburg.
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