#FridayFavorites: Interior Design Styles – Scandinavian

Scandinavian design style is moving and trending all over the world! It started in Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Denmark and is now making a huge hit in America! The whole design style is based on simplicity and minimalism and the thought that everything beautiful used in decor should also be functional. What a great way of thinking, right?! That’s one of the reasons we’re absolutely loving this look. So today, we’re showing you how to achieve the Scandinavian interior design style!

Foundation

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As you can see, it uses A LOT of white, but that’s what gives it the simple, fresh look. You can add in color with a basic light pendant or with some extra decor that we’ll show in a bit.

Furniture

All furniture sourced from Wayfair

You can see the bed with the extra drawers was made for style and function as well as the chair below it. All the other pieces kept their simple look and take up as little of space as possible.

Decor

All decor sourced from Wayfair

Here is where you can throw in a few pops of color. Incorporate it into your artwork. These two rounded sculptures with the colorful women on them are very Scandinavian and work really well in an almost all white room.

Have fun with it and get creative! Let your personality shine through your home!

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How To Turn Your Wall Into Artwork

It’s just too easy to slap a piece of artwork onto a few of your walls and call it decor, because that’s not really artistic now, is it? Why do that when you can actually make your wall into art?! There are countless ways to design your wall space so that it tells a story about your creative mind while making the space a lot more attractive. Now, don’t get us wrong, we love to use decorative artwork on our walls, but there are so many other options that many have yet to try out! …And that’s where we come in! Today, we’re going to inspire you with a few unique ways to make your walls come to life. Everyone needs at least one special accent wall, so let your artistic mind flow and try one of these projects!

Ceiling Paint

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For our first idea we know exactly what you’re thinking, “Why didn’t I think of that?!!” It is a pretty awesome idea if you have the time, we highly recommend this one! Hopefully your ceiling treatment is the same texture as your walls or else it might look a little funny, but the choice is yours. For this project all you have to do is expand the paint on the walls to the ceiling for a visually appealing effect. This design makes your eyes wander and gives off a never ending appeal that seems pretty modern and unusual, we love it! It’s a great focal point for your space that’ll have everyone looking from the walls to the ceiling! To complete this artwork, you’ll need the paint colors of your choice and a decided design. It’d be pretty cool to paint the ceiling like Michelangelo did but not so safe, so make sure you have someone helping you!

Color Block Paint

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A lot of people are fans of the color block pattern and we can see why! There’s just something about different shapes and colors that makes everything look more unique and gives the appearance of being “beautifully broken”; everything doesn’t have to be perfect all the time! So, if you love the concept of this pattern then why not make it the focus of your accent wall?! With a bit of painter’s tape and some shape skills it’ll be super easy! Numerous different patterns can be made with tape and paint, so even if this pattern doesn’t appeal to you, there are many others to choose from. Walls don’t always have to be solid and perfect, and this type of project brings a modern and artistic feel to your space. Show that you actually put a lot of thought and creativity into your design!

Messy Stripes

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We love this idea because there’s no taping or measuring required at all! Perfect for those who are anti-measurers. Just take a small roller and roll on stripes from the ceiling to the floor. They don’t need to be perfect or exact–in fact, part of the charm is that each one will be a little different. This is the one where the perfectionists have to step back and say it’s okay to be messy! The design isn’t meant to be perfect and it stands just fine the way that it is which makes it so easy to love! Then you can hang a piece of artwork just as shown above. The wall even feels like it was meant to be a part of the artwork; it is a piece of art in itself!

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