How to Furnish the Living Room in Scandinavian Style: 40 Nordic Design Ideas

Simple and at the same time elegant, functional and inspired by the beauty of natureā€¦ we are talking about the Scandinavian style which, for some years now, has been spreading everywhere thanks to the sense of warmth and hospitality that it is capable of transmitting.

If you too are wondering how to furnish your home and in particular the Scandinavian style living room, that is the place where you spend most of your time with your family and in the company of your guests, you will surely find this post useful that will show you in a very practical way, in particular through the use of photographs and the illustration of some rules fundamentals, how to best organize a perfect environment from Nordic design.

So let’s start to find out well 40 interior design ideas nothing short of fantastic that will reveal how to furnish the living room in Scandinavian style using and organizing the elements that characterize this fascinating style in the best possible way.

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Scandinavian design, as it is easy to imagine given its particular origin, is inspired by the evocative landscapes of the great north and for this reason it prefers predominantly light colors and the use of natural wood in its many shades. A Nordic design living room must therefore first of all contain these elements and, as you have surely guessed, it is good to paint the walls of the room white or fairly neutral shades such as light gray.

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Light plays a very important role in a Scandinavian-style living room and therefore large windows and bay windows that let natural light penetrate are preferred. The floors should preferably be made of wood, so parquet is fine or, if you prefer, coverings that are inspired by the naturalness of wood.

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We now come to the furnishings that must be simple and linear as well as somewhat neutral shades with small decorative contrasts. If you have a unique or open space environment you will naturally have to make sure that the living room and kitchen match perfectly almost by merging with each other, in the past we have already had the opportunity to show you some splendid Scandinavian-style kitchens that can be useful for you further the topic.

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In a Scandinavian-style living room, furniture elements made of natural wood cannot be missing and you can therefore choose armchairs, tables and chairs to combine with fabric sofas or some exquisitely modern element. The important thing is not to overdo it with the furnishings to avoid weighing down the environment which must always be welcoming and wide-ranging.

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Also very important for Scandinavian design are the furnishing accessories, small and refined decorations for these environments that go to personalize and embellish the whole: you can choose from a selection of frames, particular chandeliers or decorative elements typical of the far north and therefore of the mountain houses. Of course, do not forget to carefully choose cushions, coverings and carpets and to furnish your living room with warm throws that will help create a perfect atmosphere.

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If the main color of Scandinavian design is white in your living room you can play on elegant and particular chromatic contrasts, the important thing is not to vary excessively between different shades but use, for example, different shades of the same color. Simple and essential, Scandinavian-style living rooms are truly perfect for lovers of a design with minimalist features who do not want to give up a perception of homely warmth that recalls somewhat classic lines.

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