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Six Reasons to Turn your Home into a Scandinavian Oasis

Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about how your home looks and functions? It’s a beautiful feeling when you come home after a long day at work, you walk through the door and smile because everything is just the way you like it. There’s no clutter, no junk just lying around, and everything in its place.  But in reality, as you open that door every day, you realize it hasn’t changed, there are shoes stacked up by the door, fine china is piled up on a shelf, and your head starts spinning and you want to put an end to it. The time has come and you are ready to overhaul your home and get rid of the clutter. So what’s the answer? Besides hiring a maid to keep everything neat and tidy, consider Scandinavian furniture. There are many ways to decorate your home, like classic, vintage, or modern. Scandinavians are famous for their ability to perfectly mix and match clean lines with warm and earthy tones, like oranges, reds, and natural wood tones. Here are will 6 reasons to turn your home into a Scandinavian oasis with beautiful interior designs.

1. Stylish with storage to de-clutter your home

No matter what decade their furniture is from, one thing is has been consistent, and it’s the attention to detail will always be seen in Scandinavian furniture pieces. A simplistic, yet artful, approach reveals itself in all their furnishings through simple straight lines combined with details that while simple, they are strikingly beautiful. Their furniture is like a work of art. Some modern furniture is designed to serve multiple needs, including storage space. For example, the Luxo Carita sideboard is a Scandinavian-inspired iconic design. This multipurpose buffet takes advantage of the clean lines, warm tones, and includes details you will be proud to have as part of your furniture collection.

Luxo Carita Scandinavian Sideboard with 2 Drawers - White

2. Bright and uplifting

Scandinavian homes are typically bright and cheery, with the main goal of drawing in and sustaining as much natural light into the space as possible. To increase the reflection of light throughout the interior, soft washes of color on the floors and walls, sheer curtains, mirrors and glass accents are applied. If you want to follow the Scandinavian example, get rid of heavy curtains and any decor items sitting on window ledges. If you do not like the option of sheer curtains for privacy concerns or to block out the light at night, wooden shutters can be used. This will also help to keep your home better insulated, more energy efficient and stave off the chill coming through the windows from the cold winter nights.

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3. Unique living room

There’s one thing for sure about Scandinavian furniture is unique. As previously mentioned, the details are what really make this style stand out from the rest. So when you’re considering making a Scandinavian home, be sure to look for all of the same characteristics like the neutral tones with exposed wood, and keep in mind that you also want comfort – not just for you, but for your family or guests as well, and you will end up having the best-dressed living room in your neighbourhood. We recommend the Luxo Lovenholm 6 Seater Scandinavian Sofa Set. It’s warm and inviting, has 18cm tapered oak wood legs, and the thick cushions make this a must-have!

Luxo Lovenholm 6 Seater Scandinavian Sofa Set - Cyan Azure

4. Striking work of art

While modern Scandinavian furniture takes advantage of innovative textiles, these textiles were not available to the early craftsmen. Meticulous craftsmanship can still be seen in today’s Scandinavian homes via antiques and current designs. No matter what decade their furniture is from, one thing is has been consistent, and it’s their attention to detail will always be seen in Scandinavian furniture designs. A simplistic, yet artful, approach reveals itself in all their furnishings through simple straight lines combined with details that while simple, they are strikingly beautiful. Their furniture is like a work of art. The Luxo Basia Retro Sideboard exudes the Scandinavian style, and this piece includes lots of storage space and with the doors, you can either display your favourite collections or you can tuck away your fine china and close the doors so you have a clean look.

Luxo Basia Retro Sideboard - Teak

5. Beautiful colour palette

If you enjoy the outdoors, then you’ll love Scandinavian furniture because Scandinavians like to bring that into their homes as well. So bring the outdoors inside by decorating using various types of wood and earthy tones which create a very pleasing yet neutral colour palette along with organic materials like cotton or wool which also create a warm and cozy Scandinavian-inspired home. Scandinavians tend to choose a lighter colour pallet because of the lack of sunlight during the larger part of the year, so if you choose lighter paint tones, your home will be brighter and it may even seem larger with your new furniture since you will have fewer pieces. The Luxo Drammen Scandinavian Style TV Cabinet is full of character with the straight lines and earthy tones.

Luxo Drammen Scandinavian Style TV Cabinet - Oak Tones

6. Cost effective

In a Scandinavian home, and with less being more, meaning you don’t need to buy as much furniture and accent pieces, which means huge savings because you don’t have to buy as much. Remember the style itself requires a simple look with the natural and earthy tones you find outdoors, so you should avoid over-decorating to achieve this look. And with the multi-purpose furniture, you will be encouraged to be more organized because you will want to remain clutter-free to show off your sophisticated furniture.

Published: 03 May 2017