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Scandinavian style is fast becoming the 21st Century’s defining interior trend. Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden share at their heart a culture of collectivism; a people-centric mindset that extends to their interior style. Combining beautifully handcrafted elements with ergonomic, functional design, interiors are styled with people in mind. When it comes to the art, the same principles of craftsmanship and simplicity apply. We round up seven ideas to create the perfect Scandi living room with art.

 Words From Stockholm

All is pretty by Andy Warhol via Mae Gabriel
All is pretty by Andy Warhol via Mae Gabriel

Nothing says Scandi better than Andy Warhol’s iconic Stockholm posters. Designed by John Melin in 1968 for Warhol’s first European exhibition at Stockholm’s Moderna Museet in 1968, the posters have become something of a cult phenomenon. Pair with natural wooden and white home accessories for an achingly cool Scandi look.

Furniture Staples

via Hege Greenall-Scholtz
A Century of Danish Chairs from Rare Posters via Hege Greenall-Scholtz

Scandinavian furniture is known for its sleek ergonomic design. However, there’s no need to confine furniture to your floors, bring it to your walls with these striking posters.

Bright Whites

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Marc Bolan by David Wedgbury as seen in Livingetc

 Bright Whites

During Scandinavia’s darker months, light is precious. Bright interiors with white surfaces that reflect the light, bring much-needed contrast to the backdrop of grey skies. A white interior works as the perfect base for striking black and white portraits.

 Nordic Neutrals

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via Design Seeds. Collection of prints by Clare Owen

For a softer approach to Nordic style, introduce some neutrals into your colour palette. Clare Owen’s pretty illustrations bear the mark of the maker, reflecting the importance of craftsmanship in Scandinavian design. Couple with light wooden handcrafted frames to complete the look.

 Escape to Nature

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via hannahinpso

Embrace the Scandinavian outdoors culture with a gallery wall dedicated to nature prints. Mix-and-match landscape photographic prints, paintings of nordic forests and artworks that inspire wanderlust. Keep the frames black for a stylish finish.

 Abstract Flow

Style and Create Scandi Blog
via Style & Create

For a more subtle nod to Scandinavia’s great outdoors, choose fluid abstract prints with evocative shapes drawn from nature. Oversized abstracts look brilliant contrasted with an understated living room. Try the grungy nordic vibes of Michelle Collins’ digital paintings, or Christina Fedyk’s organic compositions in grey and black.

 Perfect Geometry

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Simon C Page & Denise Duplock prints as styled by Rory Robertson

For a Scandi living room that really makes a statement, choose geometric prints in striking black and white. When it comes to styling the prints, take a leaf out of Rory Robertson’s book and choose bold accessories. Read his advice in our blog on how to get the monochrome look.

And if you’re not sure where to start, just follow these 5 simple tips on how to achieve a Scandinavian look in your living room:

  1. Paint your walls in a neutral colour – white, eggshell blue or muted grey
  2. Pick handcrafted furniture pieces that bear the mark of the maker
  3. Keep the room light and airy by avoiding clutter – storage is key!
  4. Add soft furnishings in natural materials; wool, cotton and hemp
  5. Complete the look with Scandinavian prints in stylish wooden frames

Now go and create your dream Scandi interior!

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