Eat in style – four Nordic dining room looks to emulate
Scandinavians are probably best known for modern design. Soft colours, sparse decoration and simple shapes characterise their furniture and accessories. They implement their concepts effortlessly without fuss and adornments.
The result is simple, neutral furniture that would be at home in almost any setting. One brand that is typical of this look is Danish Woud. Their work is a modern take on scandinavian tradition and adds a touch of innovation.
Ceramics in earthy tones, natural materials such as leather, linen, lots of wood and rattan define this rustic Nordic design. Brands like Bloomingville add touches of green and flowers to revitalise your four walls. The colour scheme used in this design is also quite sober and features patterns and different textures. Rattan furniture with its beautiful wickerwork is light and stylish.
Even industrial chic managed to find its way into Nordic design. Metal furniture in particular is a real favourite in this style. This is partly because brass and copper have been on trend for a while now. But it can also be put down to the fact metal is so malleable and versatile with wood – take your pick from raw, matt or shiny.
Vintage lighting is also popular. Think traditional light bulbs where you can see the individual filaments. It is this kind of lighting that brings a home to life.
Lots of people like to use accent colours when decorating their homes. This colour use is also preferred in Scandi style, which makes it such a good design to adopt. Admittedly, most brands such as Normann Copenhagen are still a bit tentative and prefer soft touches of colour. This is why they go all out with colours when it comes to accessories and furniture. The simple use of form means items can often be combined with coloured walls for a bold, abstract effect.