In the emergence of the Scandinavian interior, which loudly announced itself at the beginning of the last century, the main role was played by the severe natural features of the region: prolonged winter, heat deficit and sunlight. Other factors that could not but be reflected in the style are restrained and benevolent character of the residents, traditional love for nature and natural materials, the presence of significant reserves of natural raw materials.
All this defines the distinctive features of Scandinavian style in the interior of - naturalness and functionality, conciseness and abundance of light. The lack of sun behind the window is "filled" with bright, peaceful colors of the surrounding interior. The predominant color range is light. This "watercolor" is manifested in a wide variety of natural shades - milky white, beige, light gray, light terracotta.
Scandinavian interior offers spacious rooms, the presence of large windows and a minimum amount of furniture. Natural wood is everywhere - the floor, often walls and even the ceiling are made of it. Modern designers seek to use it in different ways, using both traditional and innovative methods of processing, actively combine it with new materials: glass, chrome-plated metal, decorative fabrics. A combination of wood with brickwork is extremely popular on the walls. The furniture is light, simple, but elegant, more often modular, very functional and comfortable.
Scandinavian interior is very decorated with bright accents in the interior - all kinds of rugs and mats, decorative cushions, furniture covers, plaids of bright colors. Primarily used natural materials - linen, wool, cotton, with a pronounced texture and pleasant to the touch. Textiles in the cage and strip are very popular. An indispensable element of the interior - fluffy carpets of light tones. The unique coloring of the premises is given by pictures or photographs in a laconic framework, effectively stand out against the light background of the walls and depicts seascapes, still lifes, panoramas of rural life. In the interior, the presence of greenery( always alive) is welcome - live plants can be placed in pots on the floor, on tables. The main thing in decor is not to overdo it, to avoid unnecessary motley, creating a feeling of warmth and joy.
Scandinavian stylistics obliges close attention to the light. Curtains should have a simple style, be light and thin. The lack of natural light is compensated by a large number of lamps. This and floor lamps with large lampshades, and table lamps, and ceiling lamps of different sizes, and spot built-in lamps. Laconic, simple in form, they must fill the house with light, but in no case do not destroy the impression of lightness of the interior.
Nowadays Scandinavian stylistics is used both for creating interiors of country houses, and when arranging apartments. This version of the interior is a reflection of the nature of people of the power and solid, striving for practicality and comfort.