Scandinavian Design – Nordic Style House

Lately, we’ve heard lots of rumblings about Scandinavian Design – this simplistic look seems to be on every Tumblr feed and design blog out there, and has people reblogging and recreating in their own homes like crazy!

If you’ve found that you keep coming across this style and want to know more, scroll through to learn about the origins of Scandinavian design, what it looks like, and how you can get the look in your home!


Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern

The roots of Scandinavian Design stem from early 20th century Modernist art movements such as Art Nouveau, as well as the political atmosphere of mid-war Europe. Functionality was important in all design at this time, but Scandinavian Design aimed to re-create everyday products that were also beautiful, giving it the title of ‘democratic design’ for its success in making quality design accessible and affordable for all (sounds like an interior design service we know of… *hint hint*).

The popularity Scandinavian Design sees today is largely due to traveling design shows during the 1950s that made their way to Canada and the US with the goal of promoting the “Scandinavian way of living.”

Scroll through to gather inspiration from some beautiful examples of Scandinavian Design at it’s best!


INSPIRATION: BEDROOM

Clean and vibrant palettes give Scandinavian Design a minimal and modern feel while still keeping beauty and a hint of glamour in balance. img source: onekingdesign

INSPIRATION: DINING ROOM

The pendant lights, clean lines and wood accents give this dining room the Nordic sensibility of neatness and simplicity.

INSPIRATION: LIVING ROOM

Who said monochromatic was boring? The grey accents in this space look amazing and keep the room open and alive with the addition of plenty of greenery. The plants reflect the beauty of nature while the grey tones express the chilly northern climate of Scandinavia.

INSPIRATION: COZY CORNERS

Scandinavian design simplifies workspaces with lots of white to prevent distraction and aid in keeping your mind at its sharpest.

INSPIRATION: KITCHEN

An important aspect of Scandinavian Design is to emphasize the enjoyment of domestic living, and we must say this room has got it covered.

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Scandinavian Style Kitchen

INSPIRATION: BREAKFAST NOOK

Pops of color like the deep blues and glossy earthenware in this otherwise minimal space give it a clean contrast while the table legs add an element of luxe that is totally acceptable in Scandinavian Design.

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Nordic Furniture

If you’ve discovered a soft spot for Scandinavian Design start your project with Wohomen today to get the look! Scandinavian Design is all about accessibility and so are we, so together you’ve got a perfect pair.

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