Scandinavian Interiors to Inspire your Winter Style

It’s snowing, it’s cold outside and my biggest plans are to cuddle on the sofa and burn through my Netflix list.  This time of year is all about staying cozy but also trying to keep your home bright enough to counter grey days. Scandinavian designers are a great source of inspiration on how to maintain a warm and inviting home during these cold days.  Below are some of my favorite Scandi inspired interiors to get you through the doldrums of winter.

Design tips to bring Scandinavian Style into your home:

1. White or cool-toned walls to reflect the light and make the space feel open and bright

2. Warmth from natural wood finishes.  Be it floors, or furniture bring nature into your space

3. Rugs, and lots of them.  Layer your space by bringing in natural fibers and hides.  Cow hide rugs, sheep skin throws and plush rugs all create an effect of earthy warm decadence.  

4. Throws, hand knit or woven chunky fibers to wrap yourself in and drape over the sofa or bed

5. Fire and light.  Fireplaces and wood logs are a key element but if you do not have a fireplace, candles can create the same warm glow. 

From top right:

Fireplace - Traditional Nordic Tile fireplace via Lindholm KakelugnarWooden Bench - Low Settle by Ilse Crawford for Studioilse via De La Espada  Beni Ouarain rug via Hay VintageChunky Hand Knit Throw from Erin Black Designs or make your own via Loopy Mango Natural Cow Hid Rugs via One Kings Lane  Shaker Style High back Chair via All Modern   Classic Hans Wegner Wishbone Chair via DWR  Cozy Sheep Skin Throw or Rug via Celtic & Co. Wooden Stool with Leather seat by Studioilse via De La Espada   Bring in some color with a Boucherouite Carpet

Color is one of the simplest ways to bring the Nordic vibes into your home.  Below are some of my top paint picks.

What are some of your favorite Scandinavian pieces?  How do you bring elements of classic Nordic style into your home?

What are some of your favorite Scandinavian pieces?  How do you bring elements of classic Nordic style into your home?