1. Keep it Bright
During the dark winters, Scandinavian interiors need to keep things bright and white to let as much light flood in as possible. For your living room, pick a simple styled sofa in white to stay authentic. Swan Italia love to let the quality of their furniture shine through, keeping the styles modern and fabulous. Their modular systems make it easy to find the perfect sofa for your room. Another great piece is the squashy Bryant sofa, with external wooden frame.
Keep windows uncovered, or use simple wooden blinds with walls in a white shade or white wood panelling.
2. Natural Woods
Natural woods are key to this look. Canaletta walnut is enduringly popular, and noone does it better than Antonello Italia. Storage should be open, using either shelves or rails. The Alberta bookcase range is perfect and can also be used as a room divider.
Cattelan Italia’s Eliot table also shows off the richness of wood beautifully, shown here in their new finish, burned oak.
Natural woods can also be brought in with your flooring, or by creating simple, rustic shelving.
3. Iconic Danish Design
For a statement design to rival Hans J. Wegner’s 1949 Wishbone chair, try Porada. This Italian luxury brand have long been established as one of the best at working with natural woods. Scandinavian influences are obvious in their new designs. The Ester Dining Chair is the perfect mix of classic Nordic style with modern twists. The Lolita, Twist and Tilde are similarly styled, with curving wooden frames and simple upholstery. Why not browse their whole collection of dining chairs.
4. Bold Lighting
A trademark for Scandi style dining is a huge, statement pendant, hanging low over your dining area. Try the iconic Flos Skygarden light, which has a smooth gloss exterior in white or black, keeping the heavily detailed inside of the dome exclusive for diners to view. A large round pendant looks great over a round dining table, mirroring the shape. The oversize, simple Ambiente pendant by JNL is another great choice.
5. Add some monochrome
Although it’s all about white with natural wood, a true Nordic interior may have a little black added. This can be achieved with a monochrome piece, such as this bold, zebra print armchair by Dutch super brand Eichholtz.
If you want to keep the furniture simple but inject some dramatic black, try a rug such as the geometric Webb, also by Eichholtz.
6. Don’t forget your garden
This style is particularly suited to outdoor furniture. To carry the style outside, Royal Botania have gone all out for showcasing beautiful teak in their outdoor collections this year. The Zidiz collection is a favourite. These high quality garden tables, chairs and loungers have simple lines in teak reminiscent of the Hans Wegner designed Cigar Chair.
UK based Gloster have also introduced this style for their 2015 ranges, with the Dansk collection designed by Philip Behrens. In white outdoor leather and teak, Dansk includes lounge chairs, dining tables and dining chairs.