Scandinavian style living rooms are cozy and welcoming. They make you feel immediately at ease and comfortable while keeping it’s decor simple. The love for neutral tones, natural elements and functionality, work perfectly in a living room.
A great place to start with Scandinavian decor is wall color, it’s usually crisp white by default, in some cases off-white or really pale grey. But the ideal choice is definitely pure white. It’ll let plenty of light into your interior and works perfect as contrast background with furnishing and decor elements.
If white walls feel way too cold for you a great alternative are exposed bricks or light wood panelling to bring extra warmth and texture to your Scandinavian style living room.
Due to the cold climate, textures play an important role in Scandinavian decor, it will not only bring visual warmth and a luxurious look to your space, but more importantly comfort! Mix it up and layer different types of weaves into your interior, popular textiles are linen, cotton, hemp, leather and fur. Place a jute rug under the coffee table, large knitted cushions and a throw blanket on your couch. The cozy effect is guaranteed!
For the real Scandinavian style warm look, faux fur is the winner. A fur rug or throw adds instant interest and depth to your living room. It comes in many different shades; total white or darker shades for a natural lookalike style. So, throw your faux fur rug in the corner of your sofa or on your arm chair, alternatively you can place it under your coffee table.
Your Scandinavian living room is looking just fab! I suggest you add one final touch, bring some plants into your space for a pop of green and life. You can place a large leafy plant in a plant stand next to your couch, and few cute succulent plants on your coffee table, bookshelf or window sills.
Ah! Now that your living room is complete you can sip a well deserved cup of red berries tea, in perfect Scandinavian style!
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