How to Create the Perfect Scandinavian Interior

Great tips, advice and inspiration on how to put together a Scandinavian home interior. Click through to find out more about how to achieve this stylish on-trend look.Scandinavian style is completely dominating the interior design world at the moment. Neutral colour pallets, natural materials and minimalism are crucial to creating the ideal Scandinavian style home. With utility at the forefront of design and aesthetics later, the Scandinavian way is the only way to decorate your home in 2016. Here are my top tips for creating the perfect Scandi interior in your home:


The main focal point of making your home look Scandi is simplicity. Forget about embellishment, ornaments and anything with excessive detail. Simple shapes, plain colours and spacious styling rules when it comes to Scandi design so a blank canvas is the only way. Sentimental touches like photo frames and ornaments out on the side are a no go in the Scandinavian home.


Great tips, advice and inspiration on how to put together a Scandinavian home interior. Click through to find out more about how to achieve this stylish on-trend look.How functional your home is definitely adds the Scandi edge. When looking at traditional Scandinavian homes, all the space is used as efficiently as possible with no decorative trimmings. Prioritise clean lines, furniture which has more than one purpose and wooden floors. Painted floorboards are the staple of Scandi homes.

Cool colours

Neutral hues are the only ones worth considering when creating your ideal Scandi space. Greys, white, navy and shades of charcoal combined together make the perfect Scandi décor. White walls tend to make the best backdrop with the other colours featuring

Wooden touches

Great tips, advice and inspiration on how to put together a Scandinavian home interior. Click through to find out more about how to achieve this stylish on-trend look.With such a cold colour pallet being the basis for scandi design wooden furniture adds the warmth and texture to make it more diverse. Think about incorporating wooden table, bookcase or sideboard from Skandium for feature pieces of furniture which style up your space whilst remaining functional.


Minimalism is key, so keep things as spacious and airy as possible. When buying furniture pieces only get the essentials that you need to live comfortably without cluttering up your space. Adding texture is fine, pattern rugs and throws over sofas often make an appearance in the scandi home but without looking untidy or cluttered.


Creating a light and airy space is a Scandi essential. This means large windows, white floors and well placed lamps are all hugely popular. Stick to minimalist designs when it comes to lighting styles is important to create the perfect aesthetic.

By following these tops tips you’ll be able to bring a touch of Scandi style into your home, whether that’s in the bedroom, living area or kitchen space.

Images: Scandi Style via Shutterstock

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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  1. abbie cooke
    June 21, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    Great post Jen. I don’t think I’ll ever be a true Scandi girl as my style is too eclectic but these key elements can be included in all of our homes. Enjoyed reading. Abbie

  2. Janene
    June 21, 2016 / 11:24 pm

    This reminds me so much of Ikea (I know they are Swedish :)) but I have always loved their design and your post has really made me feel like I could do this myself. I like how said that minimalism is key and that is the one thing that stood out to me.

    I have a summer project coming up Jen and this will be bookmarked and hopefully I can show you what my results look like


  3. Molly
    June 23, 2016 / 10:47 am

    Good tips Jen, this is definitely a style I like very much. Absolutely adore that cart!

  4. Lisa Long
    June 23, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    Gorgeous blog and some fab tips. Thanks Jen X

  5. Jane Taylor
    June 24, 2016 / 12:03 am

    You know I love Scandi style, Jen! I just love the clean lines and simplicity and the mix of oak and white we have in our Scandi furniture. Some great tips. I love the cart too!! (Don’t know where I would put it if I had one…

  6. Martha
    June 28, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    A very nice round-up on Scandi style Jen!

    • Jen Stanbrook
      June 29, 2016 / 9:58 am

      Thanks so much Martha 🙂

  7. Frida Bengtsson
    July 6, 2016 / 8:59 am

    Oh, how I love that cart, I will have to find a place for it in my house. Great tips on how to bring a little Scandi style in your home.

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