Scandi decor does not have to break the bank. You don’t have to renovate every room in your home to incorporate sleek, modern-century style. You can transform your indoor space with a variety of Scandinavian furniture, including lights, shelves, and chairs. And all this without spending too much.
Scandinavian interior design was first popularized in the 1950s. It is known for its simplicity and warmth.
It’s true, Scandinavian furniture is often expensive. Even the mere mention of “Scandinavian décor” can make you feel like your wallet has shrunk.
However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t make a Scandinavian paradise on a tight budget.
We are here to share 5 key elements that make authentic Scandinavian interior design. Also, we will show you how to save big on Scandinavian furniture by shopping online.
1 Lighting is key
All of us agree that lighting is important. This is especially true for Scandinavian countries such as Sweden. On December 21, 2014 in Stockholm, there was only 6:05 hours of sunshine. Some regions in Norway, Finland, and Iceland also saw jaw-droppingly low levels.
Natural light can maximize lighting – translucent and sheer windows are better at inviting sunlight than treated windows.
Artificial lighting is an alternative that will provide ample light and aesthetic appeal.
This floor lamp by Lexi Lighting is slim, elegant, and very affordable. It’s true to the essence of Scandi decor – minimalism. The lamp head’s small amount of wood at the stem and top will compliment any natural textures you may choose to include in your Scandi-space.
A consistent Scandinavian interior design theme is to arrange multiple lights in a room, whether they are hanging lights or lamps.
Tip Choose LED lights over incandescent bulbs. This will allow you to have a brighter, whiter lighting fixture while saving money on your energy bill. Two birds with one stone
White walls will emphasize light hitting them. This not only makes a room appear brighter but also gives it more space.
2 It’s not Scandi without a rug
Scandinavian design is all about creating a welcoming and warm environment.
This is possible by using a rug to soften the wood flooring. A Scandi-inspired room features walls, furniture, and accessories in clean colors. Rugs are no exception.
Rug Culture has dispelled the myth that all Scandinavian rug are expensive. The brand offers a wide range of rugs from rectangular wool to felted rugs, to hemp rugs to circular shag rug and many other options – all at incredible prices.
3) Fully embrace natural textures
Scandinavian decor reflects the Nordic love of nature, abundance in forestry and appreciation for it. The “bright” theme is reflected in Scandinavian decor using light, untreated woods such as oak, pine, and ash.
A common theme is stone, which adds an element of boldness and texture to the design. Each piece of Scandinavian decor is unique because each stone has a different natural detail. This adds character to a space.
“Feels Like Home”, a homeware brand that is affordable, may be the best choice for adding natural, blonde oak wood to any interior, whether it’s a bar stool, set of drawers, or an entire dining room set.
The Scandinavian Round Side Table is our favorite, with solid oak legs and a stone-look laminated veneer.
Now you can have the stone texture without paying a ridiculous price. It doesn’t weigh more than a tonne so it is easy to move around and reorganize.
4) Indoor plants are a must
The love of nature that Scandinavians have for wood and stone is not limited to just the Scandinavians. Indoor plants are essential for bringing the outside in and adding a touch of vibrancy to your home.
The soft, clean colours and subtle interior colours will complement the flowers and plants, increasing their beauty and uniqueness.
Indoor plants can be used to increase energy and vitality in your environment without causing financial damage. They are usually inexpensive for their beauty.
Indoor greenery is the best option to connect outdoor and indoor environments seamlessly.
5) Aim for Practical Minimalism
Many factors led to the understanding and appreciation of minimalism in Scandinavian countries.
- Minimalist interiors and shapes were required to make the most of limited sunlight. This allowed homes to make the most of the few hours of daylight during the day.
- Scandinavians loved the idea of “less is more”, as homes were smaller and more expensive in the 1950s and 1960s. Multifunctional furniture was the best choice.
Hello Deals offers practical and compact Scandi furniture that is affordable. The Scandinavian Coffee Table features two storage drawers (with wooden handles) as well as an open shelf. This is a 2-in-1 piece, stylish and sleek furniture. Maximizing storage space will help keep your room clutter-free and in keeping with minimalism’s essence.
Also, spending less on decorations will result in a reduction of costs.
It is easy to “Scandify”, your home without breaking the bank.
We wish you all the best as you explore Scandinavian decor.