Functionality and Simplicity: Recreating Scandinavian Minimalism in the Home

Light, airy, and natural, Scandinavian home Interior design has taken the world by storm. With minimalism In mind and an easy color palette, this look Is very achievable In your home, as well. Here are some tips and tricks to make your home a little more “Scandi”.

Simplicity Redefined

What is Scandinavian Minimalism? Well, there is no exact textbook definition of Scandinavian Minimalism. It is roughly defined as a design concept classified by its simplicity, functionality, and calmness that brings out the hygge (pronounced as hue-gah) or cozy contentment in the home.

Recreating Scandinavian Minimalism in Your  Home

Introducing Scandinavian Minimalism to the masses, by a certain major furniture brand, has become an achievable design concept to most homes all over the world – and you can too! Here are great tips you can follow to recreate the look and feel of Nordic style in your home.


Simple Steps to Bringing Nordic Minimalism into Your Home


1. Minimize

The best place to start is to rid your space of as much clutter as possible. Not only will It clear your home, but It will help calm your mind, too.

2. Choose Quality

Find some high-quality, practical pieces to design rooms around. These pieces should be modern and striking, but simple and not overly ornate.

3. Natural Pieces

Bringing nature Inside Is key to a Scandinavian style home. Bright wood accents, organic, art, and houseplants are great ways to achieve this feeling.

4. Neutrals

When thinking about color, gravitate towards colors you would find In nature. Lighter wood and paint choices will brighten your space. Adding In darker woods or a dark accent wall will add some drama.

4.Contrast

Mixing light and dark pieces, small and large pieces, and different textures can all create contrast. A great way to do this is to add an accent wall to a room. This Is where your touch will shine through.

5. Hygge

Is a Danish word meaning “cozy togetherness”. With the neutral color palette, homes can start to feel cold. Add some Hygge by adding candles, cozy blankets, and a pair of warm slippers to your space.


I hope that you’re having a great summer and can enjoy the space you have. You can learn more about these tips and a few others here. If you’re looking for a new space to call home, I’m here to help. See my info below and give me a call to talk about your next move.

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What is Scandinavian Minimalism? Well, there is no exact textbook definition of Scandinavian Minimalism. It is roughly defined as a design concept classified by its simplicity, functionality, and calmness that brings out the hygge (pronounced as hue-gah) or cozy contentment in the home.


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