Of all the different wall decor styles out there, Scandinavian wall decor is probably one of the most popular, thanks to its modern lines and clean look.
A lot of times, we see a design somewhere and think to ourselves,”Hey, that looks really nice and familiar. I wonder what style is that?”.
Another scenario is when visiting a friend’s place and see all the cool furniture livening up the place, prompting the question,”Where is your furniture from?” or “What kind of style are your wall decor?”.
So what exactly is Scandinavian style or Scandinavia home design? Let’s give it a closer look and then take a short virtual tour of great examples.
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One characteristic that often springs up is the use of light-colored wood.
The people have a strong love of nature and incorporate it into the home decor.
That includes the use of other natural products such as leather and hemp too.
Their choice of colors are mostly neutral, but plays with contrast to bring about a textured effect.
Use of gray-blue, white, black and tan is most prevalent. Think tan or dark chairs against an all white living room.
However, there are instances where they play around with colors, and none more so than Scandinavian wall art. Wall photo frames frequently showcase abstract art or nature photography. Arrange them alongside an accent wall mirror for best effects!
When it comes to using of textiles, the choice of colors is more varied in order to create a different layer to the room.
It is no surprise to find a sheepskin throw or mohair carpet to mix things up completely, transforming a cold drab room into a warm lively one.
These days, it is not surprising for people to experiment with a mixture of styles.
One example is choosing Scandinavia as its main style, and mixing it up with wall art from another era, or objects that comes from another period of time.
The end result is often stunning, a beautiful historical object taking centerstage among the neutral tones in the background.
Need some inspiration for Scandinavian wall decor? Here’s 8.
There is no shortage of inspiration online since this is one of the most popular styles around. Unlike some styles that come and go, Scandinavia is timeless and here to stay. Let’s have a look at some beautiful designs.
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How can I decorate my wall in the Scandinavian style?
There are so many options to turn our plain walls into works of art! From wall art and paintings to wall key boxes and racks, the choices are almost infinite!
Here are some tips that follow the Scandinavian design principles:
Paint your walls white. Most Scandinavian homes will have white walls which allow the wall decor to stand out
Provide adequate spacing from one object to the other. One of the key characteristics of Scandinavian wall decor is being clutter-free and having a clean and minimalist look. Be sure not to place your wall decor too close to each other! Keep them at least 5- 6 inches apart.There are exceptions, of course, so exercise your best judgment.
Do not hang too many things on the same wall, which again ties back to the principle of being clutter-free.
Not exactly talking about walls here, but floors are equally important. Pair light wood flooring with carpets or rugs that provides a different tone. Light colors make the room look brighter and cleaner, and is the perfect canvas to throw in your creativity. If wood flooring is not an option, go for laminated flooring that is light in color and in wood prints.
Make sure to provide as much lighting as possible to replicate the bright sunny days in the Scandinavian region. Choose from Scandinavian wall sconces to liven up the room. Scandinavian wall pendants are great options too.
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Emma Taylor is the Chief Editor at Wallccessories and writes regularly about topics surrounding home decor. Her family has moved several times over the years due to her husband's job requirements, and thanks to that, she has had many opportunities to dabble in designing and decorating real cozy homes.