When one first hears about “Scandinavian,” the first thing that pops up is IKEA. IKEA is a Swedish furniture store that sells ready-to-assemble furniture, and they’re the budget Scandinavian furniture store all over the globe. But Scandinavian Interiors is more than that. It’s more than white pieces of furniture and minimalism. It’s more about form and function, the style has to be effective and functional without the use of heavy elements. After all, survival was the most important basis of their design.
Letting the Light In
Windows are huge parts of the Scandinavian houses. It’s always so bright and cozy. Floor to ceiling windows is common in their designs because they love their summers there.
It’s energy-saving to let the sunlight in during the day. No need to turn on electricity to light up a room, just rely on sunshine. Natural light boosts energy and moods; so you generally feel better. It also regulates your natural circadian rhythm, making you sleep better at night.
Neutral and Muted Colors
If you’ve noticed their furniture, it’s mostly comprised of muted tones: white, pale blue, gray, and cream. It’s the most common trademark of Scandinavian minimalism. However, not all of them are muted. There are designers who also love bolder designs.
The colors are relaxing and they look oh so clean. It compliments the natural sunlight. It’s relaxing and it stands out.
Their aesthetic is trademarked by their minimalism. But it’s more than that. It’s very functional. They sometimes opt for storage pieces that are also pretty enough to be decor. They take the boring things and make a new life for it.
Their furniture is simple, yet artful. They have straight lines mixed with understated ornateness. It’s like an artwork that you can use for a lifetime.