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What is Scandinavian Design

What is Scandinavian Design
What is Scandinavian design?

The name Scandinavian design is already quite old: in 1930 there was an exhibition in Stockholm called Scandinavian Design. All new designs from Scandinavia were shown at this exhibition. Since this exhibition, every design from Scandinavia has been called standard Scandinavian design, provided it meets a number of requirements: the design is functional, simple and has a quiet appearance.

In to recognize Scandinavian design it should contain the following three qualities.

Light
Light plays an important role in Scandinavian interiors. Especially in Scandinavia, where the winters are long and dark, light in the house is important to make you feel comfortable. Large windows and light neutral tones on the interior and wall colour define a Scandinavian interior

Natural materials
Besides playing with light, natural materials are also reflected in a Scandinavian interior. Wood is processed in almost all furniture and plants cannot be missing in a Scandinavian interior.

Minimalism
Scandinavian interiors are minimalistic. On the eye, a simple sofa and table with chairs are the basis for your interior. Yet a Scandinavian interior is never bare or cold because it does work with accessories. A simple poster breaks up the emptiness and gives the room an personalised feeling. Other ways in which a Scandinavian interior feels spacious yet personalised is with accessories which are often found in the form of pillows, rugs, plants, glass vases and sleek designed lamps.

Here at Project Nord, we offer many different styles of Scandinavian inspired posters. If you want the ultimate Scandinavian interior visit our store and find the poster that fits your style.
  • Post author
    Sara Karanyicz