Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Scandinavian style interior design

When I firstly saw pictures of Scandinavian interior design I was actually fascinated, so I wanted to explore it further.
I am just curious about two things now... Do most of Scandinavian houses consist of IKEA or not? Is it thaaat popular or it depends on the taste? The second questions would be... Okay, these are all 'promotional' pictures, but I would be curious to discover who do the REAL Scandinavian houses look like.. Is it a real pattern and the real style? White dominance? These are the topics I might investigate in future :)

When many think of Scandinavian style, they immediately think stark, white, modern and even unliveable. But thankfully Scandinavian style has emerged from bare beginnings to a much more liveable arrangement. With white working as a colour platform, many stylish homeowners have added black for a bold modern edge and hints of colour that make their use seem bold and almost edgy. While still maintaining a basically blank slate, the new Scandinavian style seems focused on liveability, whether it is in cluttering up streamlined shelving units, or rumpling a bed in an otherwise spotless room. Unusual accent pieces also make frequent appearances, from mistletoe-like ceiling hangings to excessively fluffy and fuzzy throw rugs. Sometimes only a single spec of colour can be seen in a room, from a fusion toned bedspread or a softly muted sofa pillow.

In true Scandinavian style the walls remain a vast white canvas, on which colourful splashes of modern art and interesting prints are hung to add zest and personality. Furniture upholstery also adds to the Swedish paint box, along with carefully arranged books and ceramics; accessories are kept neat and tidy to retain the uncomplicated look, and the pale scheme successfully reflects the generous amounts of natural light for an ultra sharp result.

The essential wooden flooring is warmed with rugs, and modern furniture is clean lined and contemporary, softened by throws and plump contrasting cushions.

Even though I love this design and I could imagine my house with such style... but I am just used to more brown'ish colours and more brightness in places where I live...

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