In recent years, the Nordic style has crept into many homes around the world. However, this has been the most used in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark since the 30s, thanks to its characteristics: beautiful, original, simple, minimalist, cozy, warm, bright and, above all, functional interiors.
The Scandinavian style reflects the particularities of the landscapes and the weather of these places in the materials, textures, colors and objects that decorate each of the rooms. The combination of all the elements creates clean, orderly and simple spaces, in which practicality predominate ; taking advantage of all the corners but avoiding ornate spaces, choosing functional pieces of great beauty. The modern and the traditional come together to achieve functional and timeless rooms.
Timelessness comes, in part, from the hand of materials, where wood is the main protagonist, providing the necessary warmth in cold spaces. For its part, lacquers are also essential in Scandinavian decoration: their reflections will bring light and spaciousness.
The most commonly used woods are birch, beech or oak, as they provide more heat to rooms, and can be found in furniture, ceilings, walls, countertops, floors and even accessories. Another remarkable aspect is the use of aged finishes on many wooden surfaces, which gives it a more welcoming touch .
In addition to wood, there are other natural textures such as stone that, in this style, also acquire special importance.
Nordic design is characterized by its simplicity and clarity. For this reason, the designs of its furniture and accessories are composed of straight and curved lines, combined, whose final objective is the simplicity of the pieces.
Soft, sober, organic, minimalist and functional designs that allow combining different types of furniture without clashing. A very frequent mix is contemporary and vintage.
As it could not be otherwise, neutral tones flood each and every corner of the house: walls, ceilings and even floors, including furniture. Whites, beiges, grays, creams and light woods fill the space with light, expanding it.
These neutral colors, especially white, denote a cozy, comforting, relaxing and warm feeling, perfect for cold and low light places. In addition, they are easily combined with other colors such as yellow, green, blue, violet or red, which can be found in textiles and other decorative elements, providing the touch of color that brightens and personalizes rooms.
These have an important functionality within this style because, in addition to dressing floors, walls, windows, beds or tables, they are the elements that provide color and texture to the room, standing out above the neutrals that invade the room.
The most used fabrics are cotton, wool and linen. Geometric, striped, checkered and floral prints, always, on neutral backgrounds. The case is to dress the house, personalize it , give it warmth and give it that cozy feeling that you like so much.
Along with textiles, there are other decorative elements that, while not exclusive in style, are often repeated in Scandinavian decor . These are the paintings, usually photographs or illustrations, that invade the white walls, giving color to the room. Others, such as mirrors, candles and plants, in addition to giving color, help to achieve a warm and welcoming environment.
Some materials widely used for the manufacture of decorative accessories are glass and ceramics, following this philosophy of simplicity and clarity.