What Does Scandinavian Design Have Others Don’t?

By now it’s highly unlikely you haven’t heard of Scandinavian design as it’s been one of the most influential worldwide. Though it’s caused quite the commotion over the last couple of years it’s a design that’s been present for decades.

Often used interchangeably with Nordic, it’s not to be confused because Scandinavian refers to Denmark, Sweden and Norway and Nordic encompasses these three plus Finland and Iceland. So why has it become such a trend as of late, you ask?

Well, for start the variety of furniture options, like the Danish modern furniture that prove they’re timeless and a great investment if you’re looking for that purchase of a lifetime.

Certainly the choice of materials has its share in this considering the primary option is sustainable FSC certified wood such as oak and when you combine the old techniques of craftsmanship you get furniture pieces of high quality that are beautiful to the eye as much as they’re durable.

Don’t be fooled by the little adornment because Scandinavian design though minimal it sure doesn’t lack stylishness; on the contrary, the choice of natural materials is what helps bring the charms of the outdoors inside and creates a warm cosy ambiance essential to making a home feel like home.

The love for the outdoors that Scandinavians have is the love we Australians share so it’s not difficult to see why Scandinavian design has made it big in the Land Down Under.

It’s not that uncommon to envision minimal interior to be predominantly white but you won’t have to worry about an impersonal stark outcome because the choices of white are more of the warmer tones and besides there’s also the freedom to use subdued colours to add a vibrant touch.

Picture this, for example: wood Danish modern furniture in a combination with pale pink, bright yellow and light green, icy blues as well as neutrals like grey textiles – simple yet cosy and playful. Not only is there a splash of colour but it’s harmonious at that too since the steer towards bright colours results in airy interior that feels spacious even when the home is compact.

While the focus is on minimal it doesn’t mean your home would feel like an empty and lifeless home; as mentioned it’s the colours and textiles that help fill up the interior but so are accent furniture pieces like lounge chairs and ottomans, homewares, artworks and of course plants, lots of plants as they too add to the natural feel.

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