3 DIYs inspired by Scandinavian design

When you think of Scandinavian design, I’m sure one place comes to mind: Ikea.

It’s known for cheap, classic furniture for college students trying to save money and its cafeteria that serves Swedish meatballs. If you take a look around Ikea, you’ll notice some common themes, like light wood, clean lines, greenery, and simplicity. Ikea, being a Swedish company, brings the wonders of Scandinavian design to the rest of the world.

Scandinavian design is known for being clean, hip, and functional. At times, it looks similar to mid-century modern pieces and reflects a minimalist approach to decorating. Maybe that’s why it’s so aesthetically pleasing.

There are some key features that all Scandinavian-inspired interiors show: light-filled spaces, natural elements, and simple decor.

The necessity of light is important in countries like Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, since their long, dark winters make things a little gloomy. Light woods, like birch, and house plants bring life to small rooms.

Keeping decor minimalistic and accessories functional is key to embracing the Scandinavian aesthetic. That’s how these three DIYs reflect the fuss-free but stylish looks so key to the design.

DIY Hanging Shelves

shelves12
image via whydontyoumakeme.com

 

Minimalist Calendar

rkdesignsimpleminimalisticcalendar22014
image via weeklycarnival.blogspot.ca

 

DIY Geometric Planters

1e0f4b6d734553105369122c0b5d1550
image via homemadeginger.com

Want to read more about Scandinavian design? Check out these two articles.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/toby-nwazor/less-is-more-how-to-creat_b_10334928.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/home/sc-home-design-scandinavian-20160222-story.html

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s