6 Tips for Scandinavian Style in your interior

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.

 

Swan Italia Hills Modular Sofa

Swan Italia Hills Modular Sofa

Porada Bryant Leather Sofa

Porada Bryant Leather Sofa

 

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.

 

Antonello Italia Alberta Bookcase

Antonello Italia Alberta Bookcase

Cattelan Italia Eliot Dining Table

Cattelan Italia Eliot Dining Table

 

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 LolitaTwist and Tilde are similarly styled, with curving wooden frames and simple upholstery. Why not browse their whole collection of dining chairs.

Porda Ester Dining Chair

Porada Ester Dining Chair

 

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.

Flos Skygarden Pendant light

Flos Skygarden Pendant light 

 

JNL Ambiente Oversize Pendant Light

JNL Ambiente Oversize Pendant Light

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.

Eichholtz Jenner Armchair

Eichholtz Jenner Armchair

Eichholtz Webb Rug

Eichholtz Webb Rug

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.

Royal Botania Zidiz Collection

Royal Botania Zidiz Collection

Gloster Dansk Collection

Gloster Dansk Collection

 

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