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СHow to mix a Scandinavian decor with an existing decor.

Natalia Kolomiets

Published on April 14 2020

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Modern Scandinavian design became popular in Europe and America in the 1950s, combining traditional Scandinavian style with the clean lines of modernism. The look is timeless and the feeling it creates in a room is so zen that it's no wonder modern Scandinavian design is still popular today!

Read on to discover some of the best ways to bring the flavor of modern Scandinavian design into your home without having to replace everything you already have! 

 Creates luminosity

One thing you'll often notice in modern Scandinavian design is the abundance of neutral tones. Light neutral tones such as white, tan and soft gray maximize the natural light in a room. Dark neutral tones such as black, brown and charcoal should be saved for accent pieces to create visual contrast.

Paint your walls white if they are not already. Get rid of heavy drapes that may be blocking natural light and leave windows bare or covered with light or semi-transparent curtains. Finally, amp up your unnatural lighting with modern fixtures like globe pendant lights.

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 Reduces clutter

Scandinavian decor is minimalist and practical. If you have a lot of small accent pieces in the room that you want to make a little more Scandinavian, consider redistributing them to other rooms or spreading them out so that no one area looks too busy.

Ultimately, try to stay on top of your cleaning game.That doesn't mean vacuuming the carpet and dusting the bookshelf every day! It simply means you should reduce clutter like junk mail and piles of magazines.

The lack of clutter is perhaps one of the most relaxing aspects of modern Scandinavian design. Clutter has been shown to increase anxiety and irritability, and having a clutter-free space to relax in can actually increase your calm.

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Uses natural materials

 If you are looking for some Scandinavian style furniture pieces Scandinavian styleLeather, wood and metal are suitable for a modern Scandinavian influenced room!

For a living room, look for sofas and chairs with dark leather upholstery. For a dining room, look for a dining table made of light wood with clean, modern lines, such as our dining table Escandi 1.

Natural textiles are also a great way to incorporate natural materials. Find area rugs made from wool or sheepskin or add thick wool blankets to your sitting area. Chances are you already have a few items like these, now it's just time to show them off!

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Mixes clean lines with organic shapes

Part of what makes modern Scandinavian design look so neat and tidy is the use of clean lines and sharp angles. Look for sofas, tables, chairs or benches that give your room an almost geometric look.

That said, too many clean lines can take you out of the Scandinavian zone and into something more modern industrialRemember that Scandinavian design is heavily influenced by nature, and there are some really funky organic shapes in nature!

Don't be afraid to hold on to some of your furniture. furniture or decorations that have a rounded, irregular or jagged shape - use them to add a little whimsy to your modern space!

 Be smart with color

If you're holding on to your old design elements while introducing new ones, you'll have to think a lot about color. In more modern Scandinavian design, you'll see pops of color like blue, green and soft pink. Even those pops tend to have a minimalist feel, mixing a single bright color with more neutral tones.

So what can you do with your favorite prints that are colorful and busy? Don't worry, you don't need to hide them. You just need to use them wisely.

Use your brightly colored pieces to create contrast. Assemble a gallery wall with some of your brighter prints and some neutral, minimalist prints. Go for a cleaner look by framing your prints in single tone black frames.

Remember, you're not going for an exact Scandinavian look - it's perfectly fine if your favorite decor doesn't look like it came out of a modern art museum! It's all in the way you style it.

 Go green with plants and flowers

Once you've maximized light, reduced clutter and created a balance with your textures and colors, it's time to add some plants and flowers!

Do you have bowls or vases that you are incorporating into your modern Scandinavian design? Fill them with cut flowers!

Does your shelf look a little bare after reducing the clutter? Fix it by adding veggie pieces to your planter!

Plantlife is the only thing you can go crazy with in Scandinavian design. If you have a hard time adapting to the minimalist environment, this is the best solution for you.

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 Choose modern Scandinavian without sacrificing your favorite pieces

If you are attracted to the modern Scandinavian Scandinavian modern look but don't want to get rid of everything you already have, don't worry! There are plenty of ways to incorporate this clean, minimalist look into your home without having to go through your belongings completely.

Now that you know the different elements of modern Scandinavian design, it's just a matter of choosing the ones that best suit your tastes and your home. If you are looking for new furniture with a Scandinavian touch, contact us so we can help you find the best pieces at the best price. the best pieces at the best price..


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