80 Clean and Warm Scandinavian Living Room Ideas That are Popular on Houzz & Pinterest
Scandinavian design is generally focused on simplicity and comfort. If you need a snuggly throw, it should be plush, warm and beautiful. It should also be a solo piece; a trunk full would be too much. The examples listed here show just how comfortable the combination of simple colors and cozy fabrics can work to make a beautiful home.
Ice and Moonlight
This pale grey room features an accent wall loaded with rich texture. The space offers hearty furnishings with lightly designed side tables; an ideal spot to enjoy an engaging book and a cup of warm tea.
An Isolated Rainbow
This pearl grey sofa, loaded with plush cushions that just call to be used, is the anchor of a seating space well defined by a black and white geometric rug. The peach flowers and simple candles in the dual-sided fireplace add brightness and warmth to this summer image.
A pale grey room with white trim and a white loveseat may sound sterile, but the lipstick red accents on the wall art, clock and barstools create pops of color that can’t be compromised. Pale peach cushions and a spring green loveseat cushion create even more visual interest.
Gather and Stay!
The plush leather sofa and wide armchairs make this a family friendly spot. The coffee table pairing also offers a curved set of corners, ideally spaced to allow little ones to toddle around this space. A vaulted ceiling and simple natural wood trim increase the comfort of this space, as does the colorful wall art.
Books Make This Design
This spectacular grey apartment offers the urban dweller the chance to enjoy a bit of privacy with the creation of a book wall between the living room and the sleeping area. Full teal drapes add a spot of color and warmth in the sleeping area and the plush shag rug invites guests to pull up a big of floor and enjoy a game or puzzle on the coffee table.
Efficient and Comfy
This space offers guests and visitors a comfy spot to hang out and grab a book or enjoy a fresh piece of fruit. Simple white bowls look wonderful on the aged coffee table and hanging lamps create a fun reading nook.
Dark wood and a plush charcoal sofa with large seating ottoman make this cozy spot, warmed by a fireplace, an ideal spot to wind down on a snowy afternoon. White painted brick and a very tall mopboard give this space a clean, industrial look.
Every inch of this long room can be a spot to enjoy a bit of privacy or a spot to hang out together. The rug in front of the fireplace could be a spot for reading or a place to snuggle with a loved one. The austere bench offers cushion and a throw, or could be used as a coffee table, and the plush smoky charcoal sofa is an ideal spot to curl up with a book.
Barn Wood Paneling
Dark charcoal paneling makes every piece of wall art a unique gift to the space. The wheat-toned sofa, draped in dark grey and deep chocolate cushions, gives you a space to settle in and relax or study the art.
Unique Flooring Tones
The deep browns and greys of this floor give this room a solid, stable footing. Grey furniture adorned with pretty rose cushions and natural wood along the fireplace wall makes the whole space into a comfortable and utilitarian room you can live in.
All the Storage
This space is loaded with natural light and a unique bookcase that allows for covered storage as well display. The gold sofa offers those in the home the chance to grab a book and enjoy some down time. The highly carved fireplace mantel stands out beautifully against square corners of the bookcase.
Hygge at its Finest
This space is built for readers. Tall, orderly bookcases, a rich brown leather sofa and a low slung loveseat in front of the windows makes this room an ideal spot no matter the season.
Budget Friendly Design
This space, defined by a simple rug and a comfy fabric couch, shows that storage doesn’t have to be pricey. The pretty crates on the wall offer shelving and the wire racks between the sofa and the table are a lovely spot to show off some art.
Blue and Brown
This pretty leather sofa and blue cushion pair beautifully with the rug and the throw to create the ideal spot for a small apartment dweller to enjoy some downtime. the shelving above is simple but sturdy and can be used for books or other display items.
Yellow and Grey
The color scheme of this space flows beautifully! Lightweight wooden furniture and a yellow accent wall are wonderfully drawn together by the color of the sofa and the array of cushions. Additionally, the unfinished chair with the yellow cushion is echoed in the unique chandeliers.
A Charcoal Drawing
Everything in this space is as clean and elegant as new snow in the moonlight. The charcoal and white artwork on the wall, the grey and white rug and the patterned cushions on the white sofa all draw the eye.
Beauty in Every Inch
This conversation pit sofa invites everyone in the space to stop, study the artwork and find a spot to linger. A pale grey rug defines the area, while a deep blue grey and white variegated sectional sofa works well with every form of cushion featured. Sit down and relax; set your drink on the round coffee table and stay a while!
Unique Plant Life
This charcoal sofa stands out beautifully against the tall baseboards and the flooring is elegant and casual. Again, the space is simple but for pops of color; spiky green plants and a blue bedspread offer visual interest.
Small and Snuggly
A tiny living space doesn’t have to feel unwelcoming. The pretty grey two-seater sofa and breakfast table and chairs invite guests to enjoy the light, turn on the lamp and pick up a book, or just settle in and enjoy coffee and croissant.
From the VW to the bicycle, this space indicates motion. Everything in this room appears easy to live in and ready to travel. Rounded features, such as the footstool and the crystal vase, indicate that this space is ready to roll!
The wide open windows and doorway of this space make plants easy and highlight the clever checkerboard pattern on the floor. Stretch out and enjoy a nap on the long couch or study a book from the coffee table; this space is ready for any need.
A 70’s Castle
The combination of orange and grey, set in a low, low-slug seating area gives this living room a 70’s feel. The heavy stonework and matte finish paint job add to the castle feel. What a relaxing spot for a movie or conversation with friends!
A wide variety of color and patterns makes this room a fun, eclectic spot to enjoy time with family and friends. The teal table ties in nicely with the the railing above and the orange bench and lamp add some sun!
Let the Floor Shine
The artwork is striking, but the star of this space is the herringbone floor pattern. Beautiful windows allow in loads of light and fresh air as guests relax on the long, low sofa.
This unique decor starts with all white floor and walls, but the addition of gabled windows and clear glass vases and table base quickly ramp up the color quotient. The addition of sage cushions and a goldenrod sofa base add even more interest.
Go with the Warm and Inviting Style
Try out a colour combination of eggshell or matte on the walls, cream-tinted white paint, and semi-gloss paint for the trim and flat paint on the ceiling. This creates some considerable visual depth and complements the living room’s décor that includes conveniently accessible accessories like books, flowers, throw pillows and plants, a coffee table among other spaced tables throughout the room, and a rug that completes a stylish Scandinavian design living room.
Achieve More with Less
While this space may appear to be occupied in terms of the items spread around the room, there are only two major furniture pieces that predominantly occupy this room. These would be the media console and the sectional sofa which enhance storage utility and optimize spacing around the room. With this Scandinavian design, there is more room for decorative additions.
Natural Lighting with Colors
Highlighted by a moveable white interior wall and the large windows letting in natural light and ambience in abundance, this Stockholm home by Nadja Endler is a true embodiment of the Scandinavian style.
Another testament of this space optimization would be this California home marked by the street’s view allowed in by the wall of window and the natural light to bring out the beauty of accessories integrated within the family by Ana Kamin.
Keep it Toasty with Warm Textiles
Going with a Scandinavian style could mean taking into consideration the occasionally icy temperatures typically witnessed in Scandinavia. A stylish way to keep your home warm while maintaining the Scandinavian elegance would introduce warm textiles ranging anywhere from sheepskin to carpets made from wool.
A Wood and Metal Combination
While Scandinavian home décor has historically featured wooden finishes, it has been an emerging trend to infuse metallic finishes to complement the wooden highlights for an elegant, modern-day Scandinavian outlook. A wooden ceiling, for example, a wooden ceiling, can be glimmered up with the addition of brass pendants and copper sconces.
Minimize Window Treatments
Achieving the perfect lighting in a Scandinavian home décor style requires an inflow of as much natural light as possible through the windows. It would therefore be a good idea to ensure the treatment of your windows is limited. Try using light fabric to cover your windows to enhance the beauty of the light allowed in and reflected through the soft fabric covering the window at night.