12 Ideas to Bring Scandinavian Style to Your Home {Part 2}

Beautiful Swedish antique secretary desk (Giannetti Home) - found on Hello Lovely Studio

We’re continuing our exploration of inspiring Swedish style

interiors, and make sure to visit Part 1

Scandinavian style to your home.

 

Swedish interiors are explored magnificently

in this beautiful book that you may wish to

add to your design library:

 

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Reflections on Swedish Interiors

What makes this design style so special?

It’s a subjective matter, but for me,

it’s an interior design style which feels

dreamy, pure, and clean, with plenty

of fresh air to breathe and dream in.

 

It feels collected, authentic, and effortlessly

undone, whether it is interpreted with

a modern aesthetic or a vintage one.

 

“A well-designed Swedish room, whether an antique-filled country home or a contemporary industrial loft space, has a calm and feel-good quality that literally permeates the atmosphere. ” (From Reflections on Swedish Interiors)

 

What sort of personality fits well with it?

Since Scandinavian style can be interpreted

in any number of ways, I would imagine

it could be a great fit for many different

personalities…it can be feminine and a

little dressy, sophisticated and posh,

or totally laid back and boho.

 

If you need a lot of bold color in your life,

you are likely not drawn to this design style,

and sames goes if you can’t bear the thought

of painted, not stained wood.

 

There’s a sensibility Scandinavians possess

which gets echoed in their interiors so it

may be especially appealing to the more

sensible among us.

 

Without further adieu, here are more ideas for you

to bring Scandinavian style to your home.

 

Images: Pinterest

 

Enchanting Swedish style interior design in country home with weathered finishes - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

10.

GOOD BONES.

There’s nothing like great architecture, well proportioned

rooms, character, natural light, and high quality

aged to perfection doors, paneling, and millwork.

If these characteristics are missing from your own

space, consider adding beadboard, shiplap, a decorative
ceiling, wood floors, or a textural wall covering.

 

Blue antique Swedish tables and Mora clock - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

 

Intriguing Swedish farmhouse style kitchen with open shelves and oil portrait - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor
Swedish antiques in beautiful room with elegant decor - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

 

11.
LESS IS MORE.
Instead of choosing additions to add
to your space, take a cue from beautiful
Scandinavian inspired spaces and perhaps
begin to subtract some of what’s already there.

Less clutter may not only create an airier sense of calm,
you’ll perhaps see your belongings in a whole
different light.

Charming light green painted Swedish antique tall cupboard - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

 

Painted vintage glass front cabinet filled with vintage linens - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

 

Swedish interior design inspiration with botanical prints over vintage cupboard - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

12.

Let Nature Sing.

The Scandinavians have a deep reverence
for nature, and adding framed botanical prints
or a few green plants in a sunny window
are simple pretty additions.

Scandinavian style dining room with Swedish chairs - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

 

Swedish farmhouse kitchen with wood cutting boards and country decor - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

 

Swedish style vintage dining buffet and hutch - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

 

Swedish vintage chair at windows with greenery outdoors - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

 

Swedish style neutral black and white entry with checks on floor and plants - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

 

Swedish style interior design in country house - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

 

Swedish style interior design in farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

 

White mismatched dining chairs painted white in Swedish style room - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

 

Sliding vintage barn door and Swedish mora clock - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

 

Dark painted Swedish antique secretary desk filled with books and coral - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

 

Pastels, white furniture, and built-in banquette in Swedish style kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

 

Beautiful Swedish chairs flanking antique Swedish table - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

 

Modern country Swedish style dining room with rustic table and Mora clock - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

 

Antique Swedish mora clock and furniture - found on Hello Lovely Studio
Interior Design Inspiration: Scandinavian Style Decor

So much inspiration to learn from!
Find Part 1 here.
For more inspiration, visit these amazing
Scandinavian blogs:
Stylizmo
My Scandinavian Home
Ems Design Blogg
Fine Little Day
Lotta Agaton

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4 Comments

  1. August 11, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    I love this look – so fresh and welcoming. The clocks are a favorite! Happy weekend, Michele!

    • August 11, 2017 / 11:39 pm

      Thanks for reading! xox

  2. August 11, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    I think the pale floors go a long way in creating this look, wide floor boards too, and I'm all about that open shelving crammed with pottery in the kitchen! Happy Friday my friend !

    • August 11, 2017 / 11:40 pm

      Totally! Thanks for reading, friend. xox

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