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Top 20 Tips For Adding Scandinavian Style To Your Home Happy

Top 20 Tips For Adding Scandinavian Style To Your Home Happy Top 20 Tips For Adding Scandinavian Style To Your Home Happy

Not up for cladding your walls? A sleek slatted screen can add a similarly spa-like effect without the renovation.

“My absolute favorite Scandinavian decor trend is taking what would normally be a boring storage piece, and making it a design focal point in your home,” says Anna Decilveo, merchandiser at Swedish-founded company Tictail. “The shelf or basket you would’ve likely hid in your closet is, instead, a work of art in itself. We’re already seeing so much of this from emerging Swedish brands on Tictail.” From designer clothing racks to statement kitchen organizers, now every facet of your home can be Scandinavian-level chic

“Bedrooms will become device-free and made up of a palette of soothing greys and milky whites, which combine with natural textures such as soft linen, cosy sheepskins, chunky knit blankets and warm rustic wood for your very own oasis of calm,” she says.

A jewel-toned blue rug with cream leaf-shaped accents brings in classic Scandi-style nature motifs while still keeping your look modern.

Blogger An Magritt used tape (black, of course) to hang up this poster in her kitchen. It’s perfect: Non-permanent, so you can change up your artwork frequently, and still graphic enough to make a statement. The Scandis are all about their chic DIY projects, and we expect the U.S. will be soon, too!

Helsinki-based designer Linda Bergroth created the pop-up hotel KOTI (meaning “home” in Finnish) to provide “an immersive experience into Finnish hospitality and cottage culture,” she said in a statement. This means communal eating and living spaces, innolux lamps that simulate natural daylight, and minimalistic tableware. “Instead of well known design products, I think we should highlight the Finnish ways of sharing,” said Bergroth.

There’s an ethereal feel to these giant paper lanterns, both an interpretation of Asian-inspired light fixtures and a sideways take on a traditional chandelier. In calligrapher Ylva Skarp’s home, as seen on Nordic Design, four huge lanterns hang over her kitchen table, creating a whimsical overhead installation.

The subtle weave of grey shades gives some depth to this easy-to-apply removable wallpaper.

The best benefit of these super-sized Helvetica calendars? You’ll always know the date. Why are we all sticking to our itty-bitty agendas and iPhone calendars when we could have this hanging on our wall? Interior design inspiration site Nordic Leaves makes an argument that massive monthly calendars are the home accessory on the rise.

Americans are known for perpetually chasing after a “balanced” lifestyle — but the Swedes just do it. Author of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced Happy Life, Niki Brantmark (also the brains behind My Scandinavian Home) knows a thing or two about balance. As described in the title, lagom means finding just the right about, which is a beautifully Scandinavian approach to life and design. She predicts it will make its way from our daily schedules to our bedrooms, where “conscious buying and slow design” will take center stage.

A continuous-line piece gives plenty of personality without having to worry about clashing colors.

It’s no surprise the Swedes turn towards monochrome artwork, like in this Gothenburg home, considering the rest of their house tends to stay in the realm of black and white. Not that America will ever go strictly minimalist (we’re too obsessed with antiques and collecting, well, everything), but we’d love to see this simple, graphic artwork interspersed amongst colorful rooms. Layer them for a casual, but stylish effect.

After years of chevron, we’re eager for stripes to make a comeback — especially if they’re simple and black-and-white, like this H&M Home pillow seen in artist Nina Holst’s Norwegian home.

Scandinavia’s favorite accent color? Clearly, it’s blue — a bright blue that stands out brilliantly against all-white interiors, like in this colorful 1920’s Copenhagen home belonging to industrial designer Josefine Bentzen. Let’s just say, the monochromatic phase is over.

Instead of tucking away your calendar, place a big graphic version like this on the wall like a modernist art piece.

This bubble-shaped pendant light brights a soft, diffuse glow that’s like candlelight with the volume turned up (aka very hygge.)

The buckled straps of this sling-style chair highlight the buttery softness of the leather.

The curved cast brass feather makes for a perfect spot to hang coats, aprons, or dishtowels.

“In a time when we’re feeling constantly connected through technology and social media, wouldn’t it be nice to have a personal sanctuary in which to switch off?” says Brantmark. Creating a highly-personalized space that is warm an welcoming, without the distractions of phones, television, or computers is important in counteracting busy day-to-day life and focusing on the heart of design.

This three-legged garment rack is heavy on both form and function thanks to a sturdy design and a combination of sharp angles and smooth curves.

For a softer look, opt for stripes with an organic, uneven texture that wards off fussiness.

The focus on Scandinavian design usually revolves around Sweden, but Finland is catching up in a big way. One of the happiest countries in the world, the Finns are doing something right. It could be their deep connection to the outdoors, their tasty but simplistic diets, or if you ask us, it definitely has something to do with “cottage culture”.

Avoid the whole nautical look by avoiding navy blue, and keeping the rest of your decor as contemporary as possible.

There’s something so serene about slatted walls, like those at the Finnish Dream Hotel; like you’re hiding away in a cabin or about to spend the most relaxing hour in the sauna.

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Feather motifs have caught on a little here in the States, but we’re excited to see a full-blown feather epidemic going on in Sweden, as seen in this Swedish Easter tablescape.

Don’t get us wrong, we love a some chic minimalist decor. But stark black-and-white interiors have had their moment. Scandinavian design, however, will always be a major part of the conversation. We look to the region for all things furniture, decor, and interiors because, well, they live-and-breathe stylish, functional design. Check out the Nordic interior trends that are destined to take over your Instagram feed.

The black-and-white aesthetic has been done in every corner of Scandinavia — which is why we’re so excited to see grey walls making a comeback. They provide the same neutral, monochromatic appeal, but dial it back a few notches, as seen in a home from Swedish real estate company Alvhem.

We’re seeing a major transition to worn leather pieces in Nordic interiors, like these leather-backed wooden chairs in Swedish stylist Lotta Agaton’s home at La Maison d’Anna G. They’re rustic without looking too antique — and look great with a sheepskin blanket tossed over their back. We’re thinking this might be a Swedish play on the current American mid-century modern obsession.

What kid wouldn’t want to fall asleep under these cute, wood-stick tents? Here, Finnish interior designer Susanna Vento created a monochrome bed complete with an adorable tented canopy, as seen in ELLE Decoration Sweden. This trend has already started popping up in the U.S., like in Lucy Liu’s son Rockwell’s playroom. Kids around the world will be pretty excited about this one.

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A cozy play tent is perfect for little ones’ sleepovers or as a fun, low-to-the-ground option for toddlers moving to a big kids bed.

Whether you’re adding them to your tablescape or working feather patterns into your wallpaper or bedding, Scandinavians are all about adding a nature-inspired element to every space. (Just make sure to go with faux-feathers, okay?)

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