Our 25 Favorite Scandinavian Design And Interior Decorating Blogs

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One of my favorites from the site: My Favorite Design Books — I love book roundups and if you’re interested in interior design and decorating, this is a great booklist.

Talented interior designer Lotta Agaton offers a great source of trend news, including fashion and design, as well as inspirational styling and photoshoots. Endless visual delight!

A very Scandinavia-centric site, it is a great one-stop destination for Scandinavian lifestyle (not just design) in English. If you’re a “Scandiphile” (their word) this is where you can get a feel for Scandinavia wherever you are.

One of my favorites from the site: The Lovely, Light-filled Workspace of a Blogger and Nutritionist

We’re starting off here, well, because first and foremost we absolutely love Scandinavian design. Ekornes Stressless is an iconic Norwegian brand and that’s where my heart and mind go when I initially think of design.

This blogger wasn’t born and doesn’t live in any Scandinavian country, however, this might be what makes her Scandinavian inspired blog even more interesting. Belgian born Sarah Van Peteghem now lives in Germany. She started her blog Coco Lapine a few years ago after she moved to Berlin to work as an interior designer. She explains that she is mostly inspired by Nordic style, and she enjoys combining the Nordic look with an industrial feel. As other Scandinavian design lovers, her style and color aesthetic is monochromatic, usually focusing on simplicity and neutrality.

Every year we hear more and more about new blogs and social media pages focusing on the popular Scandinavian Interior Design trend. With all these names floating around, it is becoming increasingly hard to keep up. All of them feature amazing designs, inspiring tips and beautiful photographs, so this was a hard list to compile. However, I finally managed to combine my personal favorite 10 list of Scandinavian interior design blog: if you don’t already you should start following them now.

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One of the original interior design blogs, Ems Designblogg is now part of Elle Decoration and is an ocean of beautiful, artful images. She explores everything from larger spaces to small details with an incredible eye.

The Inspired Room is a decorating blog designed to help you love the home you have. For two years in a row (2014 and 2015) it was voted the Reader’s Favorite Decorating Blogger at Better Homes & Gardens magazine. The site is aimed at budget conscious homeowners that appreciate good design and a well-kept home.

One of my favorites from the site: Gifts Ideas for New Homeowners

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One of my favorites from the site: 10 Tips for Styling Large Living Rooms

Founder Malene Marie Moller is an interior stylist and blogger at Boligcious and creative director at Hoeg + Moller, a creative content agency. After years in the fashion industry, Malene changed direction in order to follow her true passion for design and decor. In 2011 she created the blog, and this is what truly kickstarted her career. Today Boligcious is one of Denmark’s favorite sources when it comes to inspiration, design and art. More recently, she has also founded the Boligcious Lookbook (also known as SOHOME), Denmark’s first free online magazine.

One of my favorites from the site: Design Boards — this is a bit of unique spin on ideas. I like how she sets up design boards for different rooms and it’s great if you’re not sure what style you’re looking for.

There’s a little of everything here—this lifestyle blog is run by two sisters and they share home decor, food recipes, and crafty projects. Like I said, you can find a bit of everything on this blog.

A great blog for fun little bits & bobs of interior design, including cool brands you’ve never heard of.

One of my favorites from the site: Workspace Inspirations — I love the design ideas for office spaces here. This might be my favorite office set (but it definitely needs one of our amazing Ekornes Stressless home office chairs).

This is not your typical design blog. The site is sort of a cross between storytelling and design history with home and lifestyle design added in.

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One of my favorites from the site: Coconut Chocolate Pistachio Tart

Our understanding of modern “Scandinavian style” comes, in large part, from the popularization of a few major Swedish interior design blogs. It’s a style that is ubiquitous not only in Sweden but around the world.

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Trendenser was founded by Frida Ramstedt, a stylist who turned her passion and love for interior design into a full time job. The successful Swedish blogger has been writing for over twelve years, and her blog was one of the first in the country. Its originality and progressive nature turned it into a successful means of inspiration for design lovers worldwide. The blog’s focuses on worldwide sustainability issues and on the importance of eco friendly consumption in homes. Trendenser has over 136,000 Instagram followers and keeps gaining popularity over time.

One of my favorites from the site: Beachy “Treehouse” in Melbourne, Florida

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Running since 2009, DosFamily is the blog of photographer Jenny Brandt. The site covers everything from DIY to flea market shopping to inspiring home tours. DosFamily also sells prints through their print shop, created by Jenny in collaboration with Jens Gronberg.

One of my favorites from the site: Before + After: Client Z to the E to the N — it goes from a dark, uninviting (in my opinion) space to a bright, open kitchen and I can honestly say, I would love to prep a big family meal in there.

Bungalow5 is a Danish blog for people who are passionate about design and anyone seeking inspiration and unique ways to decorate a modern, comfortable and stylish home. The site is owned by Allan Torp, a fashion industry and PR professional. Instead of sticking with the tried and true “project based and DIY blogs” Allan wanted a more design-inspired site that put the spotlight on simple and fresh Scandinavian inspired design.

Jenny is a Phoenix area blogger and designer—her stuff has been featured in some really big publications like Better Homes and Gardens and HGTV. She’s been sharing her insights and favorite projects on the blog since 2007.

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One of my favorites from the site: Summer Curb Appeal Houses

One of my favorites from the site: Tour the Jungalow — I really love home tours, to get an inside look at other people just gives you a little bit better understanding of the person behind the blog/home. I love the amount of color throughout Justina’s jungalow!

At the top of our Scandi inspired blogs is Nina Holst’s popular page Stylizimo. The blog was founded by Nina in 2010, out of her obsession with interior design. Although the blogger started writing about interior design trends and products that inspired her just as a hobby, the pastime quickly became a full time job. The blog has become popular all over the world, with over 195,000 followers on Instagram. As a photography lover, all photos posted on the blog are styled and taken by her. Her online presence is highlighted by a consistent aesthetic of Scandinavian glam style and by the simplicity and color neutrality of her photos. The blog posts include DIY ideas, insightful product choices, and lots of tasteful decorating inspiration.

“Dos Family is about good looking sofas, fleamarket findings, TV, how to build a diner with toys, country living, everyday life, food, felt pen-tattoos and home tours. It’s all about the strange and beautiful thing called inspiration, really.” The Dos Family site has been around since 2009 and is run by Jenny Brandt, a Swedish interior design photographer. If you’re not sure where to begin on the site, check out their New Reader Intro page — you’ll be able to find some of the most popular posts there.

Different from the other Scandi bloggers mentioned on this list, My Scandinavian Home was founded by Niki Brantmark, a London girl. Niki is a stylist, photographer, influencer and painter who moved from London to Sweden in 2004. Her vision is to inspire like minded people with ethereal Scandinavian inspired home ideas. In an interview with houseology.com, Niki explains that her passion for design comes from her childhood surroundings, since she recalls her mother always filled her home with beautiful vintage finds.  Similar to other Scandinavian inspired blogs, Niki’s style includes a strong black and white or neutral color base, with simple touches of color. As if all of her accomplishments in the interior design blogger world were not enough, she is also author of three books; Lagom, The Scandinavian Home, and Modern Pastoral. My Scandinavian Home has an Instagram following of over 134,000.

When I’m looking for inspiration, one of the first things I do is go straight to the internet. Whether I’m looking for DIY projects, interior design ideas, or just looking to understand current trends there are tons of great websites created by professionals and amateurs that I look to.

Hyper minimalist, graphic and inspiring, this blog is all about the monochrome & natural materials look.

In no particular order—here are some of my favorite general interior design/home decor blogs

Decor8 is owned by Holly Baker, a journalist and interior design stylist. On her blog she likes to “share decorating ideas, trends and beautiful objects and places – those extra special finds, often made by hand, things that tell a story.”

There are some beautiful and amazing interior design shots on this site. You can easily get lost for hours here if you’re in the ‘research’ phase of a project or renovation. I really enjoy the before and after posts she does.

This blog is by a freelance web designer and the themes around the site are about designing small spaces effectively.

You might be wondering “why should I care about what designers or bloggers think?”—well, that’s a good question, and the answer is simply: these site owners and bloggers are some of the most passionate about design, decoration, renovation, and virtually any other aspect of home decor you can think of. Who better to look to for inspiration than professional designers and highly passionate bloggers?

A leading interior design blogger from San Francisco (but now living in LA), this site is about ‘Bohemian style’ and showcasing designers, trends, and products. Victoria Smith (the owner) also focuses on thrifty/affordable finds for creating your style. Just a great, unique style blog.

One of my favorites from the site: This is My Favourite Spot — the first time I came across this post I expected to see pictures of one area of a house. Click through to be pleasantly surprised by the “favourite spot” in the post. It gave me the idea to do something similar in my own home!

One of my favorites from the site: Bavarian Forest Walls — I’m not usually a fan of dark colors in rooms, but for some reason this just works. I especially love the idea of “nightstands” (which are really wall mounted shelves).

Stylizimo is a design blog by Nina Holst, a Norwegian blogger. Her photos are beautiful and that’s what drew me to her site. There is a lot here, especially for the DIYers

Caroline Birk Bahrenscheer is a Digital Curator based in Copenhagen. She works for a PR and Communications agency, but more than that she is founder of the beautifully styled and insightful blog September Edit. She started off showing her interiors and style on her Instagram page, and later decided to start her blog. With a typical nordic minimalistic aesthetic, Caroline’s photographs of spaces are uniquely beautiful. In addition to this, her Instagram feed is filled with pretty lifestyle design elements, not to mention precious posts of her newborn baby girl.

Just as the name implies: this is a curated site with lots of Nordic and Scandinavian inspired design along with photos and blogs for inspiration. Deals with more than just interior design, Igor the site’s owner includes lots of categories to get an idea of the wide range of this style of design.

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This is a London blogger’s Swedish design site. I love how simplistic the site is to match it’s focus on Norwegian/mid-century minimalist design.

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One of my favorites from the site: Stamped Salt Dough Ornaments

One of my favorites from the site: Dining Rooms that Double as Workspace

One of my favorites from the site: Dream Summer House — I love the large wall of windows in this house and the simple concrete and wood materials.

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Apartment 34 offers inspiring ways to add sophisticated style to your life. On the blog, they share modern décor, classic style, must-make food, wanderlust-worthy travel – all the good stuff that makes day-to-day life a little bit better.

Here are a few of the blogs that remain fresh, inspiring and a great representation of the design and trends in Sweden today:

In Jessica’s own words: “I am particularly obsessed with flowers, crops, produce, and the countryside which surround me here in Wisconsin. I also find endless inspiration at our local farmers’ markets and farm stands.” This blog is all about color—she creates color palettes inspired by nature and produce. Just a cool, very different type of design blog!

Vibeke Design was founded by Vibeke Saether Svenningsen, a Norwegian in love with Scandinavian style. Ever since she was a young girl she liked to be busy and fill the day with creativity. She paints, renovated furniture and she started her blog in 2011, with a focus on spreading her love of art. Although her first inspiration for the blog was art, she eventually took a different direction and now focuses on interiors and design. Art is still evident in her posts, and her beautiful photographs are evidence of her passion for painting and for nature. She usually incorporates nature and rustic aesthetics into her posts, which also include rustic and vintage pieces. Her social media presence is significant with over 107,000 followers on Instagram and an extremely popular Pinterest account.

The blog Hannah in the House not only features great style and design choices, but also has a meaningful story behind it. Hannah Thinnesen Trickett is the founder of the blog. She tells the story of her frustration while trying to work in the interior design field and how the blog was a result of finding out she had a long term health condition called hydrocephalus. After multiple surgeries, she decided that if she was no longer physically able to work as an interior designer, she could at the very least write about it. Hannah is half Danish and half British. In her blog, she explores her Scandinavian heritage and culture.

One of my favorites from the site: Gotland Sweden Travel Tips — I dream of going to Sweden but haven’t been, scroll down to the comments section to read some great travel ideas.

One of my favorites from the site: Ikea Hack: Mid Century Bar Cabinet — this would look great paired in an open concept living area with one of our Stressless sofas and recliners for a true mid-century modern look.

Brittany is an accountant by trade and decorator by passion, and it comes through in her posts. There’s a logical order to her inspirations. This is much more of a DIY-type site, and less ‘professional’ than others, but what she posts is no less beautiful.

Designer and blogger, Kristin Jackson created Hunted Interior to inspire readers to “hunt for their own style” and teach them how to accomplish it on any budget. She has had years of experience as an International Hotel Designer and knows the importance of creating a luxurious space & making every dollar count.

Kelly Elko uses her blog to mix old and new. Her blog displays collections and highlights decorating tips. She also uses flea markets finds, estate sales, and unique items to create here ‘eclectic’ style.

Igor Josifovic started Happy Interior Blog in 2011 with the intention of bringing more happiness to our homes and lives. His blog focuses on interior design and decoration ideas for happy homes, showcases the beauty of the world and inspirations he has brought home through his travels. Something a little unique to HIB is that Igor loves to highlight the beauty and beneficial power of houseplants.

While Pinterest is a good resource to see what other people are ‘pinning’ I’m partial to blogs and designer websites.

One of my favorites from the site: DIY Mid Century Desk Wall Unit — I really love multi use projects, and this ‘bookshelf’ and work desk setup is a great example of that.

Elisabeth Heier has always been passionate for aesthetics. She studied interior design and art and, when she quit her job, she began her career as a freelancer and blogger. The Oslo based designer is known for her clean style with a feminine touch of soft minimalism. The blog focuses on objects that inspire her from all over the design world to her own projects, which are generally simple yet perfectly harmonious interiors. On her blog, she shares tips on house renovation, interior design and styling, and even on creating beautiful flower arrangements. Her style is elegant and timeless and this blogger’s hard work has definitely merited her rise in popularity over the years.

Old Brand New is pretty much summed up in it’s name: “it’s all about mixing the old and the new. Turning something old and making it brand new! For interiors, I am an eclectic bohemian at heart where I blend different periods of design.”

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It would be kind of silly to leave Design*Sponge off any list of great design blogs. I like that Grace, the site owner, doesn’t shy away from color. Looking at her interiors sections gives a reader ideas to combine color and simplicity into lovely living spaces.

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Ok, so we’ve been featured on this site before, but that’s not why I love it. Deb posts beautiful shots of her DIY updates to her home. I like the simplicity of many of her designs and the way she tries to stretch a little into a lot!

One of my favorites from the site: Scandinavian Home in Germany

Allan Torp is the author of “Scandinavian Style at Home”, a book that puts together much of Allan’s advice and inspiration that is found on his blog and social media pages. Allan’s background is in fashion, PR and communications. He was working in a media agency in Denmark when he decided to start his blog Bungalow 5 in 2010. He has now become an internationally recognized full time interior design blogger and author. Bungalow 5 is a source of inspiration for Scandinavian design and how to incorporate it in one’s own home. The blog also offers access to news, interviews and reviews within the creative world also covering architecture, travel, art, and even cars or random encounters that he considers are worth sharing with his public. 

From London but based in Sweden, blogger Niki is coming to Scandinavian design as an outsider and that makes her a great explorer. She always manages to find the lovely moment or cosy corner; great for home inspiration!

This is a great blog for the DIY interior designers, this is a quintessential lifestyles blog—with a little of everything, including recipes and travel inspiration. Personally that’s not my cup of tea, I much prefer the interiors section with all of its organic materials and modern looks.

Also look for their “Scandi-Six” pieces—six item blogs on some aspect of Scandinavia.

L.A. based designer and blogger Justina Blakeney loves “boho aesthetic.” Her blog highlights her passion for color, pattern and plants, and TheJungalow.com, has quickly become a go-to source for bohemian design inspiration.

One of my favorites from the site: The White Rooms — this is a photographic tour of apartments and office spaces.

This is one of Sweden’s oldest design sites (it might actually be the oldest)—it was started in 2005 and focuses on the minimalism and functional styling of Scandinavian design.

One of my favorites from the site: 5 Tips for Mastering Nordic Interior Design

Wicker baskets. Straw-plaited baskets are an affordable and elegant method to include storage to any area . Baskets can be employed to store and screen books, architectural and interior decoration magazines, toys, towels plus blankets to name the few. Place a number of smaller wicker baskets for the counter-tops in your kitchen to be able to beautifully display and retail store your fruit and veggies.

Add a suspending pot holder to the kitchen. Kitchens are intended to be warm and even inviting. We spend very much of our time within them whether it end up being for preparing meals, offering meals or entertaining. A new hanging pot rack is advantageous elegance. Kitchens are intended to feel as nevertheless they are in regular use and a suspending pot rack certainly helps make one feel this method . In addition to searching so wonderful, (there a wide range of sizes and styles available) additional cupboard space under is actually freed up in order to store other items. Rarely has anyone complained associated with having too much storage area.

Fluctuate your workout. Mix upward patterns and textures. Combine up old and innovative , expensive and cheap. There`s nothing wrong with putting family heirlooms alongside your current modern couch. Great rooms decorators will tell a person that one of typically the most important aspect to be able to decorating your house is that that reflects who you are usually , your personality and your own style. The vintage Chippendale workplace that was your grandfather`s tells a story. This tells the story associated with your past. The modern day couch you became adoringly obsessed with and merely had to purchase furthermore tells a story, your existing story, and there is usually no reasons why the current and past can`t co-exist beautifully together. Exactly the same can easily be said for fine art. You might not need to place an art work by Salvador Dali about the same wall next to the Monet, but there`s simply no reason why that they can`t end up being in the same space together. With fabrics whether or not it be furniture, carpets or pillows, varied hues and patterns may bring heat and texture with your dwelling space.

Work with what you already include to decorate. Many of us possess items in our ownership , probably packed up throughout boxes somewhere and haven`t given them a next glance. Your house needs many accessories. As opposed to running to be able to the store, take some sort of good look at whatever you already have. Trays, wood made , acrylic, metal or metallic can be on leading of luggage racks, herbal tea carts, trunks, bedside furniture and coffee tables intended for extra texture and aspect . Arrange candles on these people , frames or pile guides on top of all of them . Plates can be put up to create wonderful wall structure art. Art from kids books can be presented and hung in nurseries, children`s rooms or their particular bathrooms. You will end up being amazed at your ability with what you previously have!

Living green . Add plants in order to your liveable space . Add these people to every room, smaller or large, few or perhaps many. Plants could be a low-cost means to accessorizing the space and adding colour and texture. Not just are plants beautiful yet many can clean house air and balance dampness . They can absorb toxins and remove harmful gas from the air. Not any home should be without having these wonderful greens!

Work with area rugs to become softer hardwood floors. Throw carpets give warmth and may add great texture, shade and personality to the living space. Hardwood flooring are beautiful and simple to keep up but they be short of the comfort that carpeted floors offer, particularly inside the cooler months. Place rugs can also put fun and functionality to be able to your liveable space . Use a number of of varying patterns and even fabrics together to highlight your character. Or put several rugs of typically the identical pattern and cloth , or different textures nevertheless the same color. The particular possibilities are endless. An individual can change your location rugs to reflect typically the seasons using warmer hues and fabrics for much cooler months and lighter types for the warmer periods of the year. Generally there are many lovely organic cotton , washable area rugs which usually are well suited for those residences with children. There genuinely is no reason exactly why a house with young kids cannot end up being an elegant one.

Color or wallpaper your bookcases. This instant pop regarding color will brighten plus re-energize any room! Really amazing how something therefore simple as a coating of colorful paint can easily instantly energize and convert your space. This integrated bookcase would be basic and ordinary with no brilliant blue interior. Probably the easiest and most inexpensive solution to transform a boring place is usually to apply a layer of paint somewhere unpredicted . Bookcases are an best place to start as you don`t need to coloring a large area. Some other fun places to include a new pop of color incorporate painting fireplace mantels, typically the insides of closets, hallways and ceilings.

Whether or not you`ve just moved and looking for a fast , little home pick-me-up, or even perhaps something better, presently there are some well-known interior design tricks that designers utilize that you just too can effortlessly do with minimal energy and cost. Sometimes typically the smallest things make best impact. It could become digging in a looking glass , a painting, a lamp fixture or even a flower. You may want to make softer your walls, brighten some sort of room, or then add friendliness to your living room. Have a look at these clever style as well as notice how they can stimulate you!

Paint smaller areas in softer, lighter colours which will make the room sense larger. The living space above is a wonderful sort of how in order to maximize a small living area . A room of this particular size provides the tendency to be able to seem cramped, nevertheless the big windows, light colored wall space and ample using showcases not only reflect typically the natural light pouring inside from your doors and the particular windows nevertheless the use involving mirrors also provides the optic illusion of space, generating the room seem larger than it actually is usually . Conversely, darker colors may make a room think smaller. Even with typically the abundance of natural lighting and the strategic holding of the mirrors, this particular room in a dark shade may have an even more boxed-in feel with it.

Slip into anything a bit more comfortable!. Slip includes frequently get an awful rap but they happen to be truly wonderful things. That they can act as a methods of changing your furniture`s look to reflect typically the seasons. These easily taken out coverings improve an advanced look without constantly having to worry about people dirtying or perhaps spilling on your furnishings . Slip covers are perfect for rooms used usually by children. Over the white slip-covered couches provides the air of an everyday , comfortable, easy yet complex elegance.

Make use of decorative mirrors to include immediate light to your living area . As seen above, showcases doubles to make a new small space feel much larger . For larger rooms, or even any room with some sort of more limited amount regarding natural light, mirrors positioned directly across through the glass windows , will add instant light-weight . Decorative mirrors may also be used throughout lieu of art in order to fill empty wall place . Large or small, showcases add light and sizing to your livable space.

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