Scandi living room ideas
Take a look at top design inspiration for your Scandi-styled living room, taken from the top emerging design talent from across Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
The Scandinavian design aesthetic can be applied to any room in your home. We’ve already discussed how to apply it to your bedroom but this time round we’ve consulted with our top designers and are bringing to you our top tips and design ideas for your Scandinavian living room.
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1. FORM AND FUNCTION
Scandinavian design prides itself as much on innovation as much as it does functional design. When thinking about furniture for your living room, look for clean lines and functionality. Fear not though, this doesn’t mean boring. Take a look at our designs from Erin Turkoglu, you could quite easily imagine her lean lounge chair in the corner of the room:
Functionality and innovation doesn’t just apply to furniture though. Storing away clutter in a uniquely Scandinavian way is perfectly encapsulated by this piece from our designer Antrei Hartikainen:
2. NEUTRAL COLOURS
Whether Norweigan, Swedish or Danish, there is definitely a colour palette associated with Scandinavian living rooms. Whites, greys, blacks and light browns often cover the walls, and it’s no wonder why. With restricted daylight hours in the native countries, interiors with a light and airy feel was essential for the Hygge aesthetic. If you do feel like getting a little creative, a lot of designers are starting to incorporate dusty pinks and rich sea greens for added accents. With this being said, our next two tips and ideas are ways in which to add colour and more texture to your room.
3. FRESH FLOWERS AND BOTANICALS
Scandinvian aesthetic is all about the natural and a great way to add those pops of colour to an otherwise monotonic colour scheme is with natural florna. Now, plants are easy to come by but more importantly, potting them in a Scandinvian aesthetic can be tricky. Geometric shaped pots are great, you could even think about hanging them on the shelves below by Samuli Helavuo. Another consideration could be a tarrarium, you’ll struggle to find one of more beauty than this by Veronica Ronn.
“Now, plants are easy to come by but more importantly,
potting them in a Scandinvian aesthetic can be tricky"
4. LIGHTING IS KEY
As with the neutral pallet allowing for an airy feel, the short daylight hours in Scandinavia means lighting is absolutely fundamental, and luckily for us this sparked beautiful design. When thinking about lighting for your living room, it’s important to have several types, not only to help give off a cozy welcoming feeling but for mood-building purposes as well.
5. CONSIDER NATURAL FINISHES FOR YOU FURNISHINGS
Wood and metal are perhaps the two most frequent materials used in Scandi design. When it comes to your living room we’d suggest keeping these materials in mind. They can be used to accent a secondary colour palette to that of the main whites and greys on the walls so it’s worth thinking about which you’d prefer and not mixing and matching.
With this in mind, we have some great tables, seating and storage inspiration from our designer’s pieces below:
6. WARM FURNISHINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
With simple colours and natural materials used throughout a living room, it is essential to add more textures of warmth in the soft furnishings you use to make sure you don’t end up with a hard and unhomely feel. Fear not though, this can easily be achieved in the cushions, rugs, blankets and throws you opt for
And with that, it concludes our top design ideas and inspiration for your Scandinavian living room. If you have been inspired by any of our designers pieces or our suggestions why not organise a chat with them? Our designers offer bespoke consultations and commissioned pieces, uniquely tailored to your room and needs. If you’d like to speak to one it starts with a call with us, ÅBEN where we can gather your requests and put you in touch with the designer and style best suited. To do this, simply request a chat here.