Scandinavian Interior Design style

Welcome to week two of our design style series! Last week we looked at Traditional design styles. This week we are discussing Scandinavian interior design.

As a fun bonus today, I’ve partnered with to bring you guys a fun giveaway. They have a beautiful selection of posters and black and white prints that perfectly compliment the Scandinavian style. Keep reading to find out more on that!

Scandinavian interior design style really grew in popularity these last few years thanks to Pinterest. It’s one of my personal favorite design styles and I believe it’s also a classic style that will never grow outdated.

Scandinavian interior Design Characteristics

  • Minimalist
  • Simple
  • Uncluttered
  • White
  • Pale Wood
  • Natural
  • Function

That short list sums up Scandinavian interior design in a nutshell. Simple and uncluttered are a must to achieve Scandinavian design and it’s harder to pull off than it looks! At least here in the US where we all have too much stuff.

Mostly white interiors with pale wood are also another major element of Scandinavian design. For that reason start with selecting white paint colors for the walls.

It can be done with other colors, but in my opinion, when more color is used it tends to look more modern than Scandinavian.

Let’s look at a few pretty examples of this design style.

Scandinavian living room

This first Scandinavian living room is beautiful. Even though it’s modern and uncluttered, it still has a cozy feel thanks to the throw blanket and pillows. The beautiful branches add life to the space.

Scandinavian Interior Design Style

via: Scandinavian Interior on Instagram

This next living room lets the architecture shine.

modern architecture

via: Etsy

Scandinavian kitchens

Light wood tones, lots of white and modern fixtures work so well together in this kitchen. We really like the contrast of the black chairs and artwork added here.

Scandinavian style ktichen

via: Pinterest

The Scandinavian kitchen below is so minimalist, the table and cool chairs become the focal point.

modern diding room

via: rom123

Scandinavian dining rooms

The super clean lines in the modern Scandinavian dining room below let the focus be the view out of those large windows.

modern dining room

via: Lightology

You can cozy up this design style with texture as shown below. Without the jute rug and placemats, this room would feel cold.


via: vitanybro

Scandinavian hallway

Transitional spaces should be pretty too and these Scandinavian hallways are beautiful examples of carrying a design throughout. A gorgeous gallery wall and wood floors are beautiful in this monochromic hallway.

hallway with wood floors and white walls

via: Scandinavian Interior Instagram

The less is more approach is also pretty.

Scandinvian bedroom

An uncluttered, clean bedroom makes for a great way to start and end each day.

Scandinavian design characteristics
via: Pinterest

That is not to say that Scandinvain can’t be full and cozy!

scandinavian bathrooms

Luxury Scandinavian never looked so good as in this bathroom below. Such a stunner!

modern Bathroom design

via: Pinterest

However, a modern Scandinavian bathroom is very achievable on a budget as you can see below.

modern Scandinavian bathroom

via: Kelsey Knoper

What do you think? Would you be able to keep your house this uncluttered and neat?

Scandinavian wall art

Scandinavian Living room

As a fun treat for you guys today, I’ve teamed up with on a giveaway. One of you will win a $100 credit to Poster Store to pick out the wall art of your choosing.

To enter, head over to and take a look at the wall art. Then leave a comment here telling us what art you’d pick if you are the winner. I especially love their done-for-you gallery walls.

They are also offering a 40% discount code to all of you. The 40% code is valid for all posters (except selection posters) and is valid through August 2nd. Use code: honey40

It’s all beautiful, so it will be hard to pick! Good Luck! (Giveaway now closed)



  1. All so beautiful. The beach dunes grass speaks to me.

  2. I would choose the Golden Beach poster and the Golden Swirl poster. They do have beautiful posters and they would look great with Scandinavian style. I don’t have any rooms like this now but I do really like the look.

    1. Cathyrn Gregory says:

      Early morning sunlight and beach scenes

  3. So many to choose from. I would probably choose either the Morning View Lake poster or the Path to Beech poster.

  4. marilynn m turner says:

    all very pretty, light and airy

  5. So many nice posters! Highland Cow is my favorite

  6. I love the beach and sea posters. The Amalfi Coast Poster is a fave.

  7. The golden beach poster is so serene.

  8. Julie Pascal says:

    I like “the Woods” and “Heather” posters.

  9. I like the natural, outdoor posters, such as the Golden Birds silhouette or the Reed Grass poster. Simple, but very impressive.

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