Scandinavian design is characterised by its functionality, minimalism and clean lines. Although the Scandinavian design movement originally emerged during the early 20th century, coming to prominence in the 1950s, it has recently experienced a sharp spike in popularity.

Scandinavian interior design combines the styles of several Nordic countries, such as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The design is heavily influenced by the typical Nordic environment, such as cold winters, small houses and the desire for interiors to be cosy, bright and airy (hygge).

 

Here’s a roundup of just some of our favourite Scandi-style interior designs.

These designs emphasize minimalism, functionality and clutter free living. With airy rooms, a strong focus on liveability and leaving everything out in the open. You’ll find open shelving in many Nordic homes.

Here’s a striking project from AT. Design & Viz that takes inspiration from Nordic landscapes.

Scandinavian Design

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Scandi Design

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Nordic Design

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Scandinavians are said to be masters at decluttering and whittling down their homes to a few, treasured items. “Invest in a few carefully selected, beautifully crafted pieces designed to stand the test of time - you'll see the beauty of every single piece more easily if there are fewer of them" says Niki of one of our favourite bloggers, over at My Scandinavian Home.

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With subtle shades of white and gray, here’s an apartment that has a lot of grace and elegance to offer. 

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