5 Must-Read Tips For Styling A Scandinavian-Inspired Space

It's more than just crisp lines and all-white decor pieces


Functional, simple yet stunning, and bright—it's not a surprise that Scandinavian-inspired homes have been popping up everywhere. Originating from Nordic Europe, maximum style with minimum effort is what it's all about. To help you achieve the same understated elegance in your space, we've put together a few design tips and tricks you can include in your existing decor: 

Main photos from: Paperblog and Nordic Bliss

1. Don’t be afraid to go for an all-white palette.
From the walls to the floors, Scandi spaces are usually covered in non-hues. Aside from lending a no-fuss and sophisticated feel to the room, it serves as a great base to help natural elements such as wood and steel pop.  

2. Feel free to experiment with color.
While black and white details are predominant in Scandinavian interiors, you don’t have to stick to a monochromatic look. Color can be a part of your space through décor. To do this, consider adding interesting knickknacks or wall art in vibrant shades to double as conversation pieces. 

Photo from Home Designing

3. Take a step back with the accessories.

Since it’s all about clean silhouettes and streamlined décor, shy away from big and bulky Victorian-inspired furniture, printed throws, and anything that would make the space look cramped and cluttered. 

Photo from Decoist

4. It’s all about texture and warm details.

Complete the tranquil vibe of Scandi-style rooms with items that highlight texture. Neutral-colored fur throws over the couch or thick rugs can give the illusion of a cozy space.

5. Invest in hardwood floors.

Wall to wall carpets never took off as a characteristic of Scandinavian design. However, hardwood floors in light washes are a staple in Scandi homes except for the bathrooms ang cooking corners.  

Photo from Freshome

More on

A Bright 52sqm Condo with Scandinavian and French Accents

5 Pretty Scandinavian-Inspired Kitchens

4 Ways to Make the Scandinavian Style Work


Latest Stories

This Lady's Closet Is 3,000 Square Feet In Size

Would you believe this enormous closet has three floors of designer bags and clothes, and a champagne bar, too?

The Birdhouse in El Nido Is A Paradise on Its Own

Elevate your island experience in this boutique glamping hotel that offers not just a breathtaking view, but a close encounter with nature, too

Take A Peek Inside The Beach Houses and Resorts Owned by Celebs

These relaxing sanctuaries are perfect for well-deserved vacations

The Multitasking Kitchen Appliance You Need at Home

With this on your countertop, you can accomplish tons of tasks in a breeze

We’ve Discovered 5 New Stores for Your Plant Needs

Tap the Instagram icon on your phone and give these shops a follow

There’s More To This Mysterious Island Than The Moriones Festival

Many visit Marinduque for its famous Holy Week festival, but the MIMAROPA island is a treasure trove of heritage homes, artistry, and delicious food.

8 Cultural Spots in Negros You Can Visit This Summer

This Southern region holds many (sweet!) surprises such as a bakery in a centuries-old building and an art gallery in an ancestral house

Get Fresh, Tropical-Filipino Inspiration From This Store

These pieces will remind you of nostalgic summers in your lolo and lola's home

5 Ways To Redecorate Your Home Without Shopping

For starters, you can try these pro-approved tips

Avoid A High Electricity Bill This Summer While Keeping Your Home Cool

You don't need to leave the AC unit turned on 24/7

How I Moved Out of the Family Home and Survived Living Alone

A young photojournalist shares the triumphs and struggles of living independently

This House in Pasig Has Been Under Renovation For Years

Architect Pierre Briones transformed a dated property into a stunning home filled with wooden touches, designer pieces, and handpicked accessories
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!