Scandinavian design style interior
If tidiness and simplicity is considered modernistic, then the Scandinavian design style is the modern face of interior design. It correlates functionality, comfort and a minimal number of accessories with gentleness and clarity of the shapes of lines. Characteristic of this style are the simple, functional shapes, light-coloured wood, simplistic decor, effective spatial planning, warm colours and nuances, which compensate the lack of warmth and light in the harsh Northern climate.
Scandinavian design living room interior
The most essential stylistic rule in the Scandinavian design is whiteness. The walls, ceilings, even the floor and textile elements are all predominantly white. The white colour is the background of combining ideas and delicate colour nuances. Everyone who chooses the Scandinavian style will have a light and open interior. It’s perfect for rooms with tall ceilings and large windows. The first requirement is to define the main colour, around which the interior will be based. There aren’t many opportunities – it’s either the snowy whiteness, or the soft beige tone. The contrasting combinations for white are red and claret, while a suitable contrasting colour for beige is emerald green.
Scandinavian design style dining area
The walls in the Scandinavian design shouldn’t attract the eye’s attention, as they only serve as a background of the surroundings. The doors and windows should also correspond to the main colour. Large mirrors are a must – either with engraved white frames or with no frame at all. The furniture should be paid special attention to. Everything, which will be used: light, natural or painted wood, silver elements, should all be correlated to the principles of symmetry. The fireplace is an appropriate choice for a central element. Decoration items in purple or green can be placed for serve as contrast to the light colour. One of the Scandinavian style’s key points is lighting, the brighter it is – the better so.
Minimalist Scandinavian design
Crystal chandeliers, lamps, candle-sticks, lampions and contemporary lighting systems providing sparkling light are suitable for creating a lighting background, on which basis the whiteness of the interior would shine and the silvery decorations would sparkle softly. The Scandinavian interior style combines minimalism and simplicity, which help avoid the notion of coldness in the chilly outdoor surroundings and create a comfortable picture of indoor cosiness and comfort.
Text by B. Angelov