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Super Quick Tips on How to Get the Scandinavian Look

Scandinavian Look

How to Get the Scandinavian Look in 3 Easy Steps…

Ever wondered how to get the Scandinavian look in your home?  Scandi styling is a popular design trend that is transforming spaces in many homes. A Scandinavian design offers simplicity, neutral colours, lots of light, natural elements, and texture. Here are some quick tips on how to bring some Scandi style to your space.


The colour palette for a Scandinavian style inspired look is light and very simplistic. White can be used as the base colour on which you can add in other elements that bring warmth and texture to the space. White walls can also attract the natural light from the windows to brighten up and open the space and make it appear warm.

Shades of grey colour can add serenity to the room and is also a good base on which to develop a colour scheme that includes soft pastel accents and black accents. Using pastel colours can brighten the room as well and keeps the colour muted but present without breaking up the calmness and tranquility of the room.

Photo Credit: Maxwell Tielman of Design Sponge

Textures and other Materials

Unfinished wood pieces, floor rugs, chunky knit throws, linens, and even plants are a great way to add in the more natural elements to the space while also being able to integrate additional colour and texture to the room without overpowering it. Wood is often used in Scandinavian styling because it adds a natural element and some warmth to the space.

Generally its best to use a lighter coloured wood on the floors or furniture as it helps to lighten and open up the space without making it feel too cluttered.

Skandi 312 Grey Floor Rug
Scandinavian Striped Knit Grey Floor Rug


Natural lighting and big and expansive windows are also very popular in Scandinavian design. The natural light coming from the windows can make a small and dark room seem brighter and larger.

Table and floor lamps can be strategically placed around the room and if you want to embrace the Nordic concept of hygge, which in essence means cosy, simply add some scented candles. These subtle touches quickly add more ambiance to the space and help to pull the whole room together.

Copper Geometric Candle
Copper Geometric Candle Jar

You can also include mirrors in the space to reflect the natural light coming from the windows.

Finally, remember to utilise every space in the room and maximise the room you have. The Scandinavian design celebrates the use of space and makes the space useful and efficient. You want to have a room that feels liveable that incorporates natural elements, with bold furniture pieces, and neutral colours with a few soft pastels.

For more Scandi style inspiration have a browse through our Nordic and Scandi Style Pinterest board