Scandinavian designs were most popularized mid-century by furniture designers like Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner, who’s furniture combined function and a modern style. Today, the movement can often times evoke thoughts of the annual Ikea catalog and the iconic giant blue building. Though Ikea has brought Scandinavian design to the masses, let’s see some amazing examples that do not come disassembled out of a box.
Minimalist accessories and a small injection of color are typical of Scandinavian design.
Interesting, modular furniture paired with bright, patterned cushions are a stunning combination.
A rustic, cozy feel to this small area, but still a very functional space with open concept shelving.
Modern and monochromatic with an infusion of wood with the rustic mantle.
The chandeliers give the space an old-world feel, but the pure white color scheme with dark floors make it crisp and modern.
Clean lines with minimal accessories allow the architectural details to shine.
Form is definitely function where the storage decorates the entire space.
Blending the modern concrete with surrounding scenery, this wicker lamp transitions the space to a warm living area.
Creating a functional space from natural elements. The beautiful, light wood floor is typical in Scandinavian design.
Accessories in one color add to the style, but not the clutter, accentuating the wood and chalkboard wall.
By: Erica Hebel
Image Credits: 1. Susan Cerra CKD 2. Susan Cerra CKD 3. Susan Cerra CKD 4. Susan Cerra CKD 5. Charlotte Holmes 6. Burrs & Berries 7. Mikhail Golub 8. Wicker Paradise 9. Wicker Paradise 10. Charlotte Holmes 11. Elizabeth Joan Designs