It’s straightforward while remaining ultra-functional. It celebrates natural light in a place that can go many months with very little sun. It there anything as stunningly simple as a Scandinavian interior?
Known for its simplicity, function, and connection to the outdoors, the appeal and possibility of Scandinavian design has spread it all over the world. AKA, much more than just IKEA.
See our 52 favorite Scandinavian interior ideas below.
This minimalistic kitchen finds creative ways to draw the eye outside — especially with its round window.
Grey grout lines keep this bathroom from appearing too sterile or modern, while large cut flowers break up all of the inorganic lines.
Thought Scandinavian style meant white walls? This grey living room proves otherwise.
The classic Eames chair has a place in every Nordic-style home.
A primarily white studio gets a northernly touch with earth accent pieces, such as natural textiles and live plants.
A light slate gray is both striking and calming in this sleek kitchen.
What’s a cozy Scandinavian home without a fireplace and a good book to read?
A glimpse of this attic abode showcases the ease of Scandinavian down time.
A dramatic set of prints plays backdrop in this bright, slightly-mismatched dining room.
A dining space that embodies Nordic style: showcasing the outdoors.
Here, shades of gray take on a warm aesthetic with layers of textile and light.
A large picture window centers this space — and makes washing dishes more tolerable.
This living room, draped in shades of gray, captures monochromatic style at its best.
This studio keeps things simple by using a curtain to hide a packed bookshelf. It adds dimension to the space without weighing it down.
Think kid’s rooms can’t be Nordic-style? This whimsical bedroom proves otherwise.
This Scandinavian space mixes things up with decor — repurposing a ladder for a magazine rack, and caged pendant for a desk light.
This room doesn’t feature many pops of color, and yet exudes richness and depth.
A good leather sofa can take you a long way. This living and dining room also show how a sofa can easily become a focal point.
Mixing patterns and textures in a space allow monochromatic styles to succeed.
From an unused corner to a sweet-but-simple desk space. Light, untreated wood speaks to the Scandinavian style that has been popular for centuries.
Image: House of Beatniks
Let the light shine in! This kitchen and dining space balance overall simplicity without giving up attention to the details.
Image: Whiting Architects
Part-nordic, part-nautical. This refurbished kitchen and dining space seems to come straight from the Scandinavian coast.
A warm gray changes the tone of this city studio to become an earthy, cozy home.
A few plants, a fuzzy blanket, and abundant natural light — perfection.
Image: UP Interiors
This unconventional kitchen doesn’t distract from its unique architecture. Instead, it stays simple and adds a few pops of mint green.
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