Here are some typical Scandinavian ideas that seem to always work…
Natural textures… can never get enough of this! The washed woods with rugs and textiles in the Shelter Island beach home are stunning.
The open shelving in this Kitchen creates a relaxed atmosphere as well
The furniture is simple, but we find layers of texture in the pillows
Splashes of color can create an interesting atmosphere and depth. Blues are used frequently in Scandinavian design and are very calming
I am also a big fan of the industrial side to Scandinavian design. If mixed properly in a room these elements can an unexpected surprise.
Also don’t forget Scandinavian products! They are known for their ceramics which are to die for. Simple, organic and functional.
These treasures are from a store called Scandinavian Made…
Check out their studio in Denmark… amazing
Don’t feel pressured to have a particular style when decorating, but it is nice to have some design philosophies that you adhere to which can guide you through the sometimes arduous process. For me I am drawn to the principles of Scandinavian design which have become the backbone of my design process. Find a style for you and then build on it and vary it, you will feel much more anchored.
Contributor’s website: JC Design Studios
Images: JC Design StudiosImages: House Beautiful; Scandinavian Chic Blog; Stylizimo Blog; Scandinavian Made