Scandinavian influence has flourished in every element of design ranging from visual art and typography to architecture, of course, furniture and home decor. This post features 10 apartments that demonstrate the range and versatility of Scandinavian interiors – some offer the classic white and wood familiar from the Ikea magazines, while others tackle the broader definition of Nordic decor with bright colorful motifs. One of the best things about Scandinavian design is that almost anyone can integrate some of these classic looks within their own homes. We’re sure you’ll find inspiration to suit your own signature style.
1. Our first interior starts with a concept for a renovation later completed by architects Anna & Eugeni Bach, visualized here by Render Taxi. It plays up the importance of light in Scandinavian design, but adds at least one striking modernistic twist: an amazing ceiling that weaves a narrative between the bright light and corresponding shadow.
2. The original tiles were recovered from the original restoration and later reconfigured in a series of distinctive stripes to outstanding effect.
3. Decorated with wood and white surfaces, the kitchen essentially personifies the most basic Scandinavian design ideals.
4. This next space is a little more colorful, and integrates plenty of natural themes. Bright color is always appreciated during long those Scandinavian winters so it makes sense to include as much life and vibrancy as possible.
5. Storage is always a must – smart storage helps to keep things uncluttered, and these built-in solutions look especially natural here.
6. This home is a great example to show that Nordic influence doesn’t require that everything come from Scandinavia. The mirror is from French designer Jacques Adnet, and the rightmost stools are by Fabio Bortolani.
7. Decoration remains simple, and relatable.
8. Beyond the adorable classical storage solutions is a fabulous accent wall decorated with oversized newspaper print.
9. The kitchen is efficient and homey, with spice jars and extra dishes displayed on open shelves as a way to add extra character.
10. Red and black make up a slightly more definitive color theme for the kitchen. The print on the rug shows up in many Nordic-inspired designs.