Tips For Creating A Scandinavian Living Room: 7 Ideas To Make A Note Of
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Minimalistic Scandinavian interiors have spread all over the world. Despite the regular arrival of new trends and decoration tendencies, Scandi interior can justly be considered the new classics. Living room is one of those areas where Scandinavian decoration patterns truly shine. Offering you a chance to create a stylish, memorable environment for you and your family to relax, as well as a wonderful spot to welcome your guests in, Scandinavian interiors are worth every bit of effort they call for. And here are 7 major tips for creating a Scandinavian living room:
Use white as your dominant colour
White wall paint is key building stone of any Scandinavian living room. You major purpose while working with a Scandi interior is to make the room as light as possible. Apart from light walls, focus on white furniture and accessories can also be very helpful to achieve the desired effect.
Add splashes of bright shades to create contrast
Sure, it is not possible to decorate your living room in white shades only — this will create a hospital-like impression. However, you can easily add pops of colour into the living room, creating a sleek contrasting impression, so characteristic of Scandinavian interiors. Give a try to a monochrome, black and white decoration plan is also a nice idea.
Invest into natural materials
Contrasting white Scandinavian living room with darker shade of wooden floor and furniture is a very nice idea. On the whole, you should try your best to incorporate natural living and focus on genuine wood as one of your dominant furniture materials. In larger living rooms, animal skins can become luxurious floor mats or even elements of your wall decor.
Stick to practical furniture solutions
One of the most important tips for creating a Scandinavian living room is to keep it simple. Choose only practical furniture solutions and avoid cluttering the room. Make sure to keep your space as open as possible — especially in the middle. Do not clutter with floor lamps and other accessories that do not have a meaningful purpose.
Avoid sharp edges and corners
Choose sleek modern shapes while shopping for furniture. Avoid sharp edges and corners, so characteristic of hi-tech rooms. If you have already decided on a Scandinavian interior, stick to it.
Go easy on the accessories
As it was already mentioned, do not accessorise heavily — especially when it comes to wall decor. It is better to have one large, eye-catching piece than clutter your walls with dozens of pictures.
Bring more light in
Finally, ensuring proper lighting in the interior is one of the most important tips for creating a Scandinavian living room — or any other room in that matter. Ideally, you should take care of your lighting on the pre-decoration stage — wiring is very important. In particular, you have to break your living room into functional zones and light each one of them. Apart from decorative lighting (which usually a chandelier or a pendant light), you will have to pay your closest attention to functional lighting, highlight your TV corner, your reading or dining area, and so on.