Interior Design

What is it about Scandinavian interior design that makes it everlasting?

(5 min read) One of the major facts of life is that — trends come and go, and there isn’t much we can do about it. The overall landscape of what is currently popular in interior design changes slightly slower than that of clothing fashion or music, but it evolves constantly nonetheless.

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Scandinavian take on maximalism.

Often times we are witnesses to the resurrection of some two or three-decade-old trends. If a particular trend was practical enough or it marked a cultural movement, it will undoubtedly come back at one point, and that goes for the interior, design. That is how we got ourselves boho, vintage, and retro home interiors. However, some trends became popular and seemed like they will only last that much at the time, but they were in fact here to stay. Some trends simply became hyped and never left. One of the main representatives of those “here-to-stay” design movements is — Scandinavian interior design.

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Scandinavian simplicity in all its brightness.

Scandinavian design became popular in the 1950s. It was and still is characterized by subtle minimalism, simple lines, and high functionality. What made it special the most was the fact that it was affordable for all social classes, and in my opinion, it is what made it stick for so long.

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Darker hues in Scandinavian décor. Source: Decoholic.


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White and modular, a perfect Scandinavian small apartment living room. Visualizer: Sachin Mahajan


Furthermore, the simplicity of the design itself and the accessibility of the items made it possible for the Scandinavian design to seamlessly insert itself into already styled home interiors and overtake. Stores such as IKEA and JYSK, with their low prices and easy-to-assemble furniture, made it possible for virtually everyone to be stylish and on with the current trend.

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Small but lovely rustic Scandinavian kitchen with unavoidable greenery. Source: Vaunt Design.


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Open and spacious Scandinavian kitchen with a dining area. Source: Decoraid.


Unlike most other interior design movements, Scandinavian design became unstoppable when it came to its influence. In the beginning, Scandinavian designers delved mostly into household goods such as furniture, lighting fixtures, and functional decorative items, but that exclusivity only lasted for so long. Scandinavian design quickly extended its impact on industrial design. Today we have consumer electronics, cars, and even mobile phones designed to fit the narrative of Scandinavian style.

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One glorious corner of a Scandinavian bibliophile. Source: Home Designing.


One of the most interesting things about the vast spread of Scandinavian design is its cultural effect. The Simpsons episode featuring the famous IKEA spoof with “Alan Wrench” and forks made of Legos represents a perfect example of the wide reach of Scandinavian influence. Scandinavian design stores and design style have also been mentioned in popular music, with songs such as Lost in IKEA and IKEA Rap highlighting the overall popularity of the said brand and its Scandinavian furniture. Many mentions of Scandinavian design and its huge market chains have also been made in pop li. One of the major ones is definitely Grady Hendrix’s Horrorstör in which the whole plot takes place in an IKEA-inspired store called ORSK.

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Having it all, but not overdoing it — one fresh and crisp Scandinavian bedroom. Source: CreativaStudio / Getty Images.


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Inkier tones in a Scandinavian bedroom. Source: Gravity Home.


The best thing about Scandinavian décor is that you can take virtually any item inspired by it and make it fit in whatever design theme you are trying to maintain. Modular sitting, graceful lines, and adaptable minimalistic designs are what make Scandinavian home interiors so beloved.

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One fabulous Scandinavian mixture. Source Elle Decor.


What occurred to me while I was doing the research for this post is that, in a sense, Scandinavian design is a lot like mosaic art. Both are easy to maintain and timeless, you get high value for an affordable price and they will adapt perfectly to any interior design scenario you have in mind. In one of our next posts, I will give you mosaic art recommendations based on your preferences within the Scandinavian design. In the meantime, feel free to browse our catalog and let me know what types of mosaic art would fit in best with Scandinavian home interiors in your opinion.

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Cozy Scandinavian setting adorned in bright yellow. Source: Light Field Studios.


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M. Belosh

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25 Comments

  1. Catherine
    October 29, 2021 at 11:37 am — Reply

    It’s a perfect mix of modernism and tradition. I love how beautiful it all comes together. The spaces are clean and open yet hold so much personality. Truly a great inspo!

  2. Luna S
    October 29, 2021 at 2:24 pm — Reply

    Wow there is a lot of gorgeous decor featured here! Lots of great decorating ideas.

  3. Windy
    October 29, 2021 at 2:29 pm — Reply

    The decor is so beautiful! I’m definitely writing down notes and will be using the tips you have recommended.

  4. Renata Feyen
    October 29, 2021 at 5:16 pm — Reply

    I love the last setting in the yellow color, it feels happy to me

  5. Leanna
    October 30, 2021 at 2:48 am — Reply

    My aim in the next few weeks is to make my house look more clean, refreshing and Scandinavian like with darker hues of autumn shades for a modern look

  6. Rhian Westbury
    October 30, 2021 at 5:05 am — Reply

    I love the monochrome style of Scandi interior design, but those pops of yellow at the end are very cool x

  7. Krysten Quiles
    October 30, 2021 at 6:13 am — Reply

    I think because it’s so clean, it’s easy to love!

  8. Danwil R.
    October 30, 2021 at 10:55 am — Reply

    These Scandinavian interior designs looks really cool!

  9. Melissa Cushing
    October 30, 2021 at 2:28 pm — Reply

    I do have to admit there is somethign special about Scandinavian design and all of these spaces are perfection. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Paula Richie
    October 30, 2021 at 5:10 pm — Reply

    yes, we once really like scandinavian decor in college but now taste has change.

  11. Lavanda Michelle
    October 30, 2021 at 7:17 pm — Reply

    I’ve always loved Scandinavian interior since college since I had a friend who’d decorated their house like so. It’s so pretty, looks natural, simple, and comfy at the same time. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Erin
    October 31, 2021 at 12:08 am — Reply

    I think the Scandinavian furniture is here to stay. It is so simple and easy to afford.

  13. Emiliana Sison
    October 31, 2021 at 2:23 am — Reply

    I love its simplicity and sleek, clean lines.

  14. Lyosha
    October 31, 2021 at 4:55 am — Reply

    Scandinavian design makes me feel clean and refreshed. It might not have that many accents but it’s easy to relax in, and it’s easy to create on your own

  15. Wanda
    October 31, 2021 at 10:42 am — Reply

    i find them classic eh. the whites, light browns. ang gaganda pa ng furnitures nila!

  16. Villanueva Jennifer
    October 31, 2021 at 1:48 pm — Reply

    Beautiful interior designs. If i’m gonna have my own house I’d choose Scandinavian too. What is not to like about it? Soo nice!

  17. Monz
    October 31, 2021 at 7:41 pm — Reply

    Ang ganda! I would like to have a house like this cozy and neat

  18. Melissa Cushing
    October 31, 2021 at 7:54 pm — Reply

    This is such a really cool post and I love the Scandiinavian designs pictured above. I am using them for some inspiration for my new office space.

  19. Jasmine Martin
    October 31, 2021 at 11:27 pm — Reply

    I am a huge fan of Scandinavian interior designs. It is so modern and chic. I definitely want to incorporate it into my home as I decorate it.

  20. Gio
    November 1, 2021 at 1:28 am — Reply

    I love the scandinavian look at home kasi ang ganda sa eyes.

  21. Jupiter Hadley
    November 1, 2021 at 3:09 am — Reply

    You have some very good points about the simplicity! I really do feel that makes it everlasting.

  22. Sarah Stockley
    November 1, 2021 at 5:48 am — Reply

    I absolutely love the Scandinavian look! It is clean and timeless and forever on trend

  23. Erika
    November 1, 2021 at 7:55 am — Reply

    Super love Sandinavian style and design. Planning to achieve the same look on future house.

  24. Heidi
    November 2, 2021 at 6:38 am — Reply

    I absolutely love this decor style! It’s clean, minimal, and bright. Makes me happy. 🙂

  25. Lily Lily
    November 3, 2021 at 3:09 am — Reply

    I’m a vibrant kind of decor gal but the darker hues are catching my attention. Wow this is stunning and enchanting.

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