35 Light And Stylish Scandinavian Living Room Designs

It’s very easy to recognize a Scandinavian interior design. But there isn’t just one Scandinavian style but several and they all have certain elements in common. For example, all Scandinavian interiors have wooden floors, most often light and they can be seen in all the rooms apart from the bathroom.

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The color palette in Scandinavian decors is very light and simple and it usually includes shades of gray and blue as well as a lot of white. Sometimes bold touches of color can be seen here and there.

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Gray is often used in Scandinavian design because of its simplicity
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White is usually the main color and it’s often paired with black and natural wood
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The wood floors are practically the same in all the rooms
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Sometimes a little pop of color can cheer up the décor and the atmosphere
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Vintage and traditional elements are often seen in Scandinavian design
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The decors compensate for the lack of accessories by mixing textures and materials
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White floors are popular in Nordic decors and white furniture often complements them
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A fireplace in the corner of the living room is a common element
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Wood is often used on the walls and even on the ceilings
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Although light wood is very popular, darker shades are sometimes proffered
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Wood adds warmth to a space and here it’s used beautifully
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A beautiful mix of gray shades and pastel accent colors

In general, all Scandinavian interiors feature clean lines throughout and this includes the architecture, the furniture and everything else. All such spaces are also always very functional. In terms of material, there’s always a lot of wood in the décor. It’s used on the walls, on the ceilings, on the floors and on the furniture. The wood adds warmth and texture to the room.

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Wood is used on the ceiling to create cohesiveness and symmetry
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The simple traditional fireplace in the corner is almost never the focal point in a décor
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Simple, light area rugs are preferred to carpets or fluffy rugs
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A very clean and inviting décor with small pops of color
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The architecture is simple but it can also be eye-catching at the same time
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I love the combination of white and brown in this living room
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Most often, Scandinavian decors seem very pure and organic
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A Swedish living room with a very fresh and vibrant décor
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Stripes are quite popular in Nordic interior design and often used as accent details
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Open floor plans are not that common in Scandinavian homes but they do exist
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The color palette is always simple but it can include one or two vibrant shades
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The accent pillows add a nice balance to the mostly white décor
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Form, texture and color are very important and always carefully chosen
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Yellow and gray are popular in modern decors which are minimalist
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Although Nordic interior designs are very simple, the rooms are very inviting
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The windows are always large and this makes the room feel very bright and open
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The light fixtures are often minimalist like the ones in this particular home
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Framed photos and artwork are a nice way to make a room feel more inviting
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Natural light is very important in all Scandinavian interiors
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In open floor plans, the different zones and functions are well delimited
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A very charming black and white décor with subtle wood accents
The area rug is a nice way to add color to a minimalist décor
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The wood floor adds warmth to this white space and the chandelier gives it elegance

One of the things you often expect to see in a Scandinavian home is one of those traditional fireplaces placed in the corner of a room. The fireplace is not the focal point of the décor in the room and they have simple designs and shapes. In fact, Scandinavian decors are minimalist throughout and they usually lack accessories and purely decorative details.