We love the classy interior design found in Scandinavian homes. There’s something distinct and minimal about the style that keeps us wanting to see more. We go to My Scandinavian Home for inspiration on the regular. If you haven’t been on this blog, you’re missing out. Blogger Niki always shows off the best Scandinavian interiors she comes across. We were crazy excited to get the chance to chat with her where we found that answer to that question that everyone always wonders. Why do most Scandinavian-styled interiors tend to be white?
TELL US WHAT MAKES A SCANDINAVIAN HOME UNIQUE
Scandinavian homes are unique in that they often have a minimalist look and feel with clean lines and a neutral colour palette. Since light in the winter is a scarce resource Scandinavians strive to create as much light in the home as possible. For this reason, the walls and ceilings are often kept white and the floors a light colored wood. This is done in order to bounce the light around as much as possible.
Candles are also a popular feature, especially in the darker months. The other amazing thing about Scandinavian homes is the organizational aspect. A minimalist style home can only be achieved with incredible organization. From what I’ve seen, people work under the rule of ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’. Just don’t open that cupboard they choose not to show you!
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE HOME THAT YOU’VE COME ACROSS?
Probably this home which is located here in Skåne. Isn’t it amazing? I love the mix of vintage and contemporary. It was for sale last year and I was so tempted, if only it came with all of the furniture too!
WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE WANTING TO TAKE THE INTERIOR DESIGN OF THEIR HOME IN A MORE MINIMALISTIC DIRECTION?
I think storage and organization is the key (I’m still working on this myself!). Today’s home tour is a great example of how the owners have managed to keep the look clean and relatively minimalistic despite owning quite a lot of possessions. Take a look here.