25 Modern Home Essentials Inspired by Scandinavian Style

Looking to add a comfortable and refreshing feel to your home? Scandinavian style is all about an eclectic mix of the brightest whites, sprinkled with textures and prints, to create a naturally inviting atmosphere. Think minimal when you think about decorating this style.

During the last couple of years, there has been a move toward vintage bohemian, a hint of clutter was embraced, and the more prints, the better. The pendulum is swinging now, and it’s heading toward less is more. Minimize the clutter, and instead make your room pop with bursts of color. These decor cheats center around achieving that gorgeous look, without having to do a total makeover.

Get the look here with these 25 home essentials!

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  • Ranarp Floor Lamp 2 of 26

    Pick out a beautiful, sleek white floor lamp to set behind a chair for when you are reading a favorite book.

    Buy it for $50 at Ikea.

  • Faux Sheep Skin Rug 3 of 26

    Cover a chair with a fur rug or drape it over the couch. Incorporate it into a child's room in their reading nook. 

    Buy it for $9.99 at Ikea.

  • Animal Scandinavian Design Bottle Openers 4 of 26

    These bottle openers are a fun little way to bring Scandinavian style into your home.


    Buy it for $39.99 at Nova 68.

  • Velo Pillow 5 of 26

    Easily bring in a minimal Swedish look to your room with pillows. The intricate designs of the wheel, and black and white contrast really make this pillow pop.  

    Buy it for $100 at Ferm Living Shop.

  • Geometric Art 6 of 26

    Incorporate colors with a geometric pattern into a space with a piece of art.

    Buy it for $19 at Etsy.

  • Helg Pendant Lamp Shade 7 of 26

    Make this lampshade the center of the room by hanging it in the dining room over the table or in the entryway.

    Buy it for $39.99 at Ikea.

  • Poang Chair 8 of 26

    This modern style chair is minimal, yet still comfy.

    Buy it for $99.00 at Ikea.

  • Steel Pipe Side Table 9 of 26

    The simple lines of this side table make it eye-catching without being too bulky.

    Buy it for $88 at Muji.

  • Nuno Japanese Towels 10 of 26

    Inspired by traditional Japanese Tenugui towels, these beautiful towels can perfectly complement your Scandinavian theme with their soft colors and handmade look. 

    Buy it for $23 at Hedgerow General.

  • White Porcelian Tooth Brush Stand 11 of 26

    Little touches with household accessories can make a difference when bringing together the theme of a room.

    Buy it for $5.50 at Muji.

  • Alicia Sofa 12 of 26

    Consider a comfortable couch with tapered legs, for a Dutch modern style couch. 

    Buy it for $795 at Living Spaces.

  • Distressed Finish Coffee Table 13 of 26

    A modern Scandinavian look can also have a touch of rustic decor. I feel in love with this table the first time I saw it. It's durable and easy to move around if needed, with ample storage.

    Buy it for $472.50 at Lamps Plus.

  • Rope Handle Hurricane 14 of 26

    Light up the room by hanging candles in these rustic hurricanes.

    Buy it for $48 at Terrain.

  • White Fluffy Shag Rug 15 of 26

    Textures are great to add to the home. Mix up your whites by adding this shag rug.

    Buy it for $19.99 at Pier 1.

  • Chambray Linen Blanket 16 of 26

    Put the patterns away, and go for a soft, linen blanket to throw over your bed.

    Buy it for $124.00 at Fog Linen.

  • Panton Junior Chair 17 of 26

    Keep the Scandinavian theme all through this house. Add these vibrant chairs to the playroom.

    Buy it for $184.88 at Skandium.

  • Linen Trays 18 of 26

    Serve meals on a tray covered in linen and protected with polyester resin.  

    Buy it for $28 at Fog Linen.

  • Rod Iron Bed Frame 19 of 26
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    Give your bed a makeover with a rod iron bed frame. Cover it with white blankets and pillows, with minimal decor in the room.

    Buy it for $189 at Macy's.

  • Raw Wood Finish Bath Mat 20 of 26

    Go minimal in the bathroom, with streamlined colors and a bath mat that can tie it all together. 

    Buy it for $ 24.99 at Target.

  • Smith and Hawken Natural Wood Bird House 21 of 26

    Decorate outdoors with a modern bird house for spring.

    Buy it for $19.99 at Target.

  • Alseda Foot Stool 22 of 26

    Add this beautifully textured foot stool into the living room or play room.

    Buy it for $29.99 at Ikea.

  • Antler Hook 23 of 26

    Add a metallic antler hook to your doorway for hanging bags or coats.

    Buy it for $7.95 at Anthropologie.

  • Vegan Leather Pillow 24 of 26
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    Bring a touch of leather, or faux leather, into the decor. This can also look great on the couch with a hand knit throw.

    Buy it for $49 at Urban Outfitters.

  • Metal Wind Chimes 25 of 26

    Fill a space with these gorgeous metal wind chimes, or hang them outside to hear them ring.

    Buy it for $26 at Ironaworks.

  • Vase and Fresh Flowers 26 of 26

    Top off your Scandinavian style with fresh, seasonal flowers. Take it a step further by filling a stunning and unique vase with them.

    Buy it for $24.00 at Anthropologie.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

Article Posted 3 years Ago

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