A design style named for the cold winters of Scandinavia and have been popular since the early 20th century in the US when it arrived from Europe, where it had already been common. Often called Nordic design, the style uses minimalism and warmth to emulate Scandinavian homes. Since the sun shines less often, the Nordic designs work with negative space and clean lines to promote airiness. Warm tones can restrict light so the elements of nature are found in design elements and decorative pieces. Nature is also found in wood floors which are free of heavy rugs or patterns.
- Nordic style is characterized by clean lines, minimalism, and a bright feel. Pastel colors set it apart
- Use furniture made with natural materials and smooth finishes. Comfortable furniture should be the focus of the living room
- This style should feel warm and inviting. Accent the minimalism with textiles and plant life
“the look is defined by clean lines, chic minimalism and an overall airy feel, it’s not hard to see why so many are intent on bringing a Scandinavian feel to their interiors.”