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Scandinavian interior design with its clean lines and tidy tendencies has taken over the world. Everyone wants to live in a bright, beautiful but functional space – a home where everything looks intentional but also inviting. Even though Scandinavian interior design often is accompanied by white or light grey walls, it doesn’t mean it has to be the case always.
Scandinavian wallpaper is an extension of the Nordic interior design. It is light, with black or grey accents, it has subtle print or geometric patterns and it looks great with the Scandinavian interior.
How to achieve the Scandinavian interior design look
Scandinavian interior design is all about comfortable minimalism. The room is tidy, clean, and has lots of space. Even if the room doesn’t have the biggest square footage, the airy furniture, light colors, and clean lines help you achieve the feeling of a spacious room.
Scandinavian home doesn’t look like a hot mess – it is well-considered, calming, and relaxing. Muted colors are perfect for achieving this goal. You can use muted colors in furniture, and decor as well as use Scandinavian wallpaper that will have nice subtle colors.
The best tool how to achieve a Scandinavian look is built in the apartment itself – a great source of natural light will give your room an advantage in creating a Scandinavian-inspired space. If the light source is smaller and doesn’t bring in cozy vibes only as a sunlit room would don’t worry, there are things you can do. Use mirrors to make the room feel brighter, choose light-colored furniture, set the main seating area near the window, use Scandinavian wallpaper, choose light-colored curtains, and don’t hang day curtains at all – let the maximum of light flow in!
Mixed textures make a room feel more inviting and cozy. It adds layers and a 3D feel that we all enjoy. So to make your Scandinavian-inspired room feel homey, add textures! Throw a fluffy blanket on the sofa, add magazines to the coffee table, choose a nice rug for the room, and go for Scandinavian wallpaper with a textured print. You can also layer decor one in front of the other to achieve the desired look.
Contrast brings interest to the room. You can create contrast with bold Scandinavian wallpaper, black furniture against white walls, or a modern setting in an old building. All great ways how to add a little bit of contrast for an interesting twist.
The most important thing to remember when decorating a room in Scandinavian style is to make it cozy. It needs to be light and inviting, relaxing and happy. Take advantage of cute little corners – create a welcoming reading nook or add a bed there. Use rugs, pillows, and throw blankets to incorporate more soft and fluffy materials that are inviting and calming to the touch. Choose Scandinavian wallpaper that turns up the cozy vibes and makes you wanna stay in the room forever.
Scandinavian wallpaper guide: different styles and which one to choose
There is no one right answer when choosing wallpaper for a Scandinavian room. You can even go white-walled and not use wallpaper at all. But if you want something extra or you just love a good print, Scandinavian wallpaper is a great option.
Wallpaper is great for achieving the desired wall look when it is not possible for the space in a regular way. For example, if your room doesn’t have exposed brick but you really love the look of a white brick wall. Or you want to add hexagon tiles but either they are too expensive or you are not allowed to renovate your rental space. Both white brick and white hexagon tile prints are perfect for a Scandinavian-inspired room. Check out these Scandinavian wallpapers: “White Brick” and “Honeycomb”. Another great print with a realistic touch for a Scandinavian interior design is “Unique lines”. It has a feeling of a white plank wall.
Abstract black and white
Add some contrast with an abstract black and white Scandinavian wallpaper. It is still a subtle choice but your room will have a unique look. You can go for wavy lines, circles, or abstract leaves. Take a look at these abstract black and white Scandinavian wallpapers: “Grunge circles”, “Abstract Leaf”, and “Abstract Waves”.
Arrow or vertical print
A vertical arrow print is great for making a space feel bigger by visually raising the ceiling. You can get this effect with an actual arrow print or any other pattern in a vertical manner. If you choose arrow print, it is a great element that gives a room a little bit of an ethnic vibe, but it is not overwhelming so it doesn’t take over the room. Try these Scandinavian wallpaper prints with vertical or arrow patterns: “Precise arrows”, “Herringbone”, “Drawn verticals”, and “Modern conifer”.
Stick and peel or traditional wallpaper?
When it comes to choosing what type of wallpaper to get, there are two options – stick and peel or traditional.
Stick and peel is a modern type of wallpaper that is applied to the wall like a big sticker – it is easy to add and easy to remove. Stick and peel wallpaper also doesn’t leave any glue residue on the wall, so after removal, you can leave the wall blank or add the next wallpaper pattern.
Traditional wallpaper is added to the wall with additional adhesive and the removal process is not as easy – you will need extra time and appropriate tools. The traditional wallpaper also has a different feel to the touch than the stick and peel. If you have the option to use traditional wallpaper, make sure you test out both options and see which one you like better.
If you have any questions about Scandinavian wallpaper, our customer support team will be happy to answer them, so be sure to contact us! You can also order a test sample of any wallpaper pattern, so be sure to use this option if you cannot decide which pattern to choose or what type of wallpaper will be the best for your space. Happy decorating!