If it could not be more trendy for several years already, the Scandinavian style follows precise specifications. Enveloping, soft, functional, refined, the Nordic spirit, a true art of living, evolves over time, and what was cool yesterday is no longer necessarily so today. So not to be mistaken, here are the best ideas to adopt to brush up on flawlessness in your Scandinavian living room.
1. A sleek Scandinavian living room
White walls, a light floor, a large and cozy fabric sofa, blond wood furniture, abstract posters, a thick carpet, a white and airy pendant light … this living room is the very image of the Scandinavian style trend.
2. A Berber carpet in the Scandinavian living room
It invites itself everywhere, and even in the decoration of living rooms with a Scandinavian look. This is of course the Berber carpet in black and white with geometric patterns.
3. Transparent furniture in the living room
For a living room with an airy and uncluttered decor, head to the transparent furniture. Here, it is as a coffee table, with a glass top and graphic black metal legs, that it materializes with discretion.
4. A monochrome Scandinavian living room
White, ecru, beige, linen, jute… this Scandinavian living room has bet on a play of shades in monochrome. A real success!
5. A table with an industrial look in the Scandinavian living room
Add an industrial-style room to a Scandinavian living room, why not! The best idea: a metal coffee table with a blond wood top to stay in light shades.
6. A thick wool rug typical of Scandinavian style
It’s no secret that in the Nordic countries temperatures are often below zero. This is the reason why the floors are covered with cozy and thick rugs, ideal for a cocooning living room, like this one.
7. A multitude of cushions on the sofa in the Scandinavian living room
Cozy as you wish! Thanks to a multitude of cushions on the sofa, the atmosphere of this living room is as soft as it is trendy.
8. A Scandinavian design living room
Here is a beautiful interpretation of the Scandinavian style in its most designer version. Refined bench, refined leather armchair, minimalist floor lamp… this living room is a concentrate of linearity.
9. A leather sofa in a Scandinavian living room
Why not break the codes a little in the Scandinavian living room of this period of time? With a leather sofa for example! Combined with an armchair and a coffee table with Nordic lines, the result is perfect.
10. A wall of frames to decorate the Scandinavian living room
A wall of frames yes, but not just any! In the current Scandinavian living room, we favor abstract designs with mineral tones, framed in blond wood or white painted wood as here.
11. A few touches of greenery to brighten up the Scandinavian living room
Nature has its place in the Scandinavian living room. If it is very often on the windowsill that we discover it, it is also invited in large transparent vases, in terracotta pots on the ground, or in discreet soliflores.
12. An XXL pendant light in the center of the living room
To give a little character to a refined Scandinavian living room, opt without restraint for an XXL pendant light. In fabric, paper, or rattan, it structures the space and brings a lot of warmth. The “Emmanuelle” armchair can also find a special place in this environment.
13. A large fabric sofa
What often gives this very cozy atmosphere to Scandinavian living rooms is of course the sofa. Almost always in fabric and with a wide seat, it is a real invitation to relaxation and cocooning.
14. A marble coffee table in the heart of the living room
Design spirit in this immaculate Scandinavian living room thanks to this generously sized white marble table.
15. A Scandinavian-style colored wall
Since the total white look is not to everyone’s taste, why not opt for a colored wall in your Scandinavian living room? Midnight blue, forest green … go for deep, matte colors.
16. A fur on the sofa, cocooning and Scandinavian
The cocooning and warm spirit is essential in a Scandinavian living room. Also, to warm up the atmosphere, we do not hesitate to add a few furs in natural colors to the armchairs and sofas.
17. Sleek lighting
A ball suspension in paper, a minimalist and airy floor lamp, in a Scandinavian decor, the lights often take the side of 100% purity.
18. A light floor
To bring clarity to your living room with a Scandinavian look, repainting the walls in white is not always enough. You have two options: sand the floor or repaint it white.
19. A Scandinavian living room in black & white
It’s an association that always works! And in the Scandinavian living room, black and white are clearly elevated to the rank of a classic. Just like this one, as cozy as it is elegant.
20. A teak sideboard to furnish
Inseparable from the Scandinavian style, the teak sideboard is always present in Nordic-inspired lounges. With its minimalist handles and metal feet, this one instantly plunges us into the 1950s.
21. Powdered shades
While pastel blue and mustard yellow were very trendy several seasons ago, it is now powdery shades like nude pink that are taking over Scandinavian living rooms.
22. A wall of shelves
Walls of shelves are popular, and in Scandinavian living rooms, shelves play the tone-on-tone card. All that remains is to garnish them with pretty books, pottery, photos …
23. The sofa in wood and fabric
In a Scandinavian living room (or in a living room for that matter), the sofa is THE centerpiece that sets the tone of the decoration. And if you want to create a Nordic atmosphere in your living room, no hesitation possible: opt for a Scandinavian-style sofa, recognizable among all with its sleek look, its natural wood legs, and its fabric seat in soft colors. and soothing (blue, yellow, pink, sea green, etc.). Functional and design, it is the flagship piece of Scandinavian style that will wait impatiently for you in your living room to take care of you!
24. The wooden suspension
The Scandinavian decoration is very refined: if you want to transform your living room into a Scandinavian living room, then put aside the decorative pieces and the heavy or overworked furniture! For lighting, for example, there is nothing like bringing light with one (or more) wired suspension with simple and clear lines, made of bamboo or another natural material (wicker, etc.).
25. Patterned cushions
To dress up a fabric sofa or a piece of furniture in your Scandinavian living room, bet on Nordic-inspired cushions. These are, in 99.9% of cases, in fabric, and adorned with patterns typical of the Scandinavian style, namely: triangles, rectangles, diamonds, circles, lines … in short, geometric patterns! Often very colorful, patterned cushions are perfect for adding pep and depth to a sofa. The must? Mismatch them to bring a contrast of colors and shapes to the living room!
26. The Danish-inspired poster
The Danes invented the Hygge, the “art of living” counterpart of Scandinavian decoration, which advocates evenings spent under a thick plaid in front of a crackling fireplace with a good book in hand. To thank them, you can pay tribute to them with a beautiful poster or a frame with a clearly assumed cocooning atmosphere!
27. The armchair with wooden compass feet
In a Scandinavian living room, the armchairs all offer a comfortable and soft seat … But whether they are in fabric, velvet, or other, what differentiates them from classic armchairs and gives them their Nordic look, are their four feet in angular timber, which also provides optimal stability to this piece of furniture. For slightly offbeat decor, don’t hesitate to mismatch your Scandinavian armchairs around a coffee table by choosing models in different colors.
28. Bi-material stools with soft lines
To break a little with the very strict side of the straight lines characteristic of the Nordic style, do not hesitate to install in your Scandinavian living room small stools with softer lines: with a round seat and rounded metal or wooden legs for example.
29. Nesting coffee tables
The pull-out side tables are very popular in the Scandinavian decor, and ideal if you want to create a Nordic atmosphere in a living room. Indeed, these coffee tables take up little space and can be adjusted according to your needs! For a Scandinavian-style living room, opt for two-material coffee tables with wooden legs and a glass top for example (this will avoid the “total wood look” side).
30. The TV cabinet
For a Scandinavian living room of compet, even the TV cabinet must be of Nordic inspiration! Obviously, it will be an elegant wooden cabinet (preferably light, oak for example), but to avoid the indigestion of this material, why not choose a Scandinavian TV cabinet with a wooden frame, but doors and/or drawers with a matt white or pastel blue coating?
DIY Ideas to Decorate Scandinavian Living Room
31. A Scandinavian swing shelf
What could be prettier than a hanging shelf for a Scandinavian living room? Especially since these swing shelves are a real trend at the moment. Juliana shows you in a few steps how to make one: 3 boards, wooden beads, dowels, a drill… In no time at all, you can hang this Scandinavian shelf and place some poetic objects on it. Delicate and practical, the winning duo!
32. A Scandinavian decorative coffee table
The Scandinavian spirit is certainly a light wood, soft shapes but also a game around pastel colors. Here, Isabelle shows you how to quickly revamp a white table in a tender pink color. Something to bring a touch of femininity to your living room! Or how to revive a basic table…
33. Hanging himmelis for a touch of greenery!
You might not know this name yet, but you have certainly seen (and liked) these Finnish geometric objects. We have seen them a lot for Scandinavian Christmas decorations, as earrings or even as lighting: here, Mathis offers himmelis in very original floral suspensions. It nests tillandsias, plants that do not need soil or a lot of water…
34. A Scandinavian cocoon stool
When a cool wind blows in Scandinavia, we want warmth, softness … and toupee! It is on this idea that Fanny wanted to realize this adorable stool in synthetic fur to cocoon. A perfect piece for your Scandinavian living room. You will not need more than 30 minutes to make this original seat by following the instructions of Rue Rivoirette.
35. The reindeer painting
For your decoration, nothing like a wooden picture with a silhouette of a reindeer or a deer to bring a little Scandinavian air to your living room. Stéphanie gives you all the keys to find a silhouette to paint, make the support (here in light wood, “chalet” spirit) and paint. She also shares with you other decorative ideas for a Nordic-style (a revamped mini-greenhouse, a ladder shelf, etc.).
36. A Scandinavian-inspired tripod lamp
Based on the observation that a beautiful wooden tripod lamp with a white shade required a certain budget in stores, Morgane, from the Best of Vanity blog, decided to make one herself at a low price. Great good for her because she gives you a complete tutorial to make one yourself and bring real added value to your Scandinavian living room!
37. A wall painting with Scandinavian accents
Jesus Sauvage offers here an easy DIY for a stunning rendering: pretty wallboard made from round cork coasters, and paint, to hang family photos and other reminders! We find geometric shapes, natural materials, and tender colors dear to the Scandi style!
38. A-side table in Scandinavian style
This table has everything Nordic codes: wood, geometric patterns, and pastel colors! In addition, it is green with its wooden box diverted to become the base of the table. Audrey explains to you step by step how to achieve it on her blog!