Scandinavian Style Home Design Ideas and Pictures

  1. Main Kitchen Line with Marble Backsplash:  Kitchen by STUDIO Z
  2. View Looking into Kitchen from Dining Room:  Kitchen by STUDIO Z
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  4. New Edinburgh Renovations:  Bathroom by Jane Thompson Architect
  5. New Edinburgh Renovations:  Kitchen by Jane Thompson Architect
  6. New Edinburgh Renovations:  Kitchen by Jane Thompson Architect
  7. Family Garage and Sauna:  Garage/shed by STUDIO Z
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  9. Family Garage and Sauna:  Garage/shed by STUDIO Z
  10. Family Garage and Sauna:  Garage/shed by STUDIO Z
  11.  Living room by 存果空間設計有限公司
  12.  Corridor & hallway by 釩星空間設計
  13.  Bedroom by Arkstudio
  14.  Kitchen by dwarf
  15.  Kitchen by 禾光室內裝修設計 ─ Her Guang Design
  16.  Corridor & hallway by archstudiodesign
  17.  Bedroom by 봄디자인
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  18.  Study/office by 邑田空間設計
  19.  Living room by 봄디자인
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  20.  Kitchen by Homestories
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  21.  Living room by Verde Design Lab
  22.  Bedroom by STUDIO 405 - ARQUITETURA & INTERIORES
  23.  Kitchen by 青築制作
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  24.  Bedroom by 澄月室內設計
  25.  Bathroom by Ksenia Cherkashyna
  26.  Bedroom by 寓子設計
  27.  Bedroom by Moooi Design 驀翊設計
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  28.  Study/office by 倍果設計有限公司
  29.  Kitchen by 森本敦志建築設計事務所
  30.  Living room by 極簡室內設計 Simple Design Studio
  31.  Doors by 喬克諾空間設計
  32.  Study/office by 바라봄디자인
  33.  Living room by LUV-Architecture & Design

How can I design a Scandinavian kitchen in my home?

Planning to renovate the interior of your kitchen or build a new one altogether? Why not go for a Scandinavian kitchen? Scandinavian design can help you decorate a trendsetting kitchen without sacrificing comfort and efficiency of the space in any way. Thanks to famous designers like Arne Jacobsen, Eero Saarinen, Verner Panton and Alvar Aalto, the popularity of Scandinavian design is on the rise since the middle of the last century. Designing a Scandinavian kitchen is not a very complicated affair. In fact, the hallmark of this style is its simplicity of design.

However, there are certain key areas for you to focus on while designing a Scandinavian style kitchen. Try to use as much natural and eco-friendly materials as possible in the interior and exterior of your home. Materials like wood, metal and organic textiles help you design a sustainable, hygienic and elegant kitchen. These materials are a key to Scandinavian design. Choose furniture and decorative features that boast of a simple and clear form. Avoid furniture with curvy lines and florid motifs.

A Scandinavian kitchen must be well decorated but functional. Try to keep the interiors organised and uncluttered. Install built in kitchen cabinets to optimise the storage area. Choose a colour scheme that makes your interior look bright. Give preference to solid colours like white, grey, lavender and pale blue. Experiment with the texture of walls, flooring, cabinets and other furniture and décor items. Varying the texture often helps you design a very unconventional yet chic space.

Kitchen as a space does not need too much accessorising. The interior of a Scandinavian kitchen is better left relatively unadorned and uncluttered. Instead, choose pieces of furniture and lighting fixtures that act like priceless items of decorative art. Some of the most worthy examples of this are Arne Jacobsen’s dining set and tableware, Eero Saarinen’s dining table and chairs and Alvar Aalto’s studio kitchen cabinets. Consider taking inspirations from the massive number of Scandinavian kitchen images on homify. You may also seek opinion of an expert kitchen planner before you start working on your dream kitchen.

What is the difference between a Scandinavian kitchen and a modern kitchen?

In the contemporary homes of Canada and elsewhere in the world, interiors are designed based on multiple sources of inspirations. So it is not uncommon to see a modern home with a Scandinavian kitchen and vice versa. This leads to confusion between the two different types of interior design. Modern design came into being slightly earlier than the Scandinavian design. But, modern design was greatly influenced about the development in architecture and design in the Nordic countries.

However, the interior of a Scandinavian kitchen has very distinct characteristics. It is defined by a minimalist style, simple colour palette, use of natural materials like wood and uncomplicated nature of design. Modern design also prefers minimalism, but it is not too strict about it. You may decorate the interior of a modern home with a range of colours and motifs. The Scandinavian interior is almost always decorated with white, grey or shades of blue.

The furniture and decorative items in a Scandinavian kitchen have simple and clear lines. Interior designers may like to opt for furniture with a geometric form in the modern kitchens too, but use of curvy lines is not completely shunned.  However, there is an exception to this. The mid-century modern furniture even with its curvy lines always seems to be at home in a Scandinavian kitchen.

What are the best materials for a Scandinavian kitchen in Canada?

The most preferred material for a Scandinavian kitchen is natural wood. You may choose from wood types like birch, beech, cedar, ash, oak and mahogany and give the flooring and furniture a very graceful makeover. For your log home, use any of these wood types to clad the walls and ceiling. If you are hesitant about using natural wood in kitchen, then you may go for porcelain tiles. Contemporary Scandinavian homes make extensive use of tiles for their easy to clean and water resistant nature. Besides, porcelain tiles are far cheaper than timber. You may buy wood effect tiles for your flooring. Don’t forget to cover the walls and the backsplash with wall tiles and save them from moisture related problems.

Install glass panelled casement windows or sliding windows in your kitchen. Let the space receive maximum amount of sunshine in the daytime. For the kitchen countertop, you may opt for materials like wood, stone, laminate or glass. While wood and stone boast of durability and an intrinsic charm, laminate is very affordable. Glass countertops are a new craze. Their water repellent nature makes them a good choice as well.

You may buy a kitchen sink made of aluminium, marble or granite. They are easy to clean and capable of enhancing the charm of the interior. Select hardware that is in tune with Scandinavian décor. In other words, it must have a polished yet unfussy look. Choose shiny copper or silver tone hardware for your kitchen cabinets. Match the faucet style with the design of the cabinet hardware. Designing a stylish Scandinavian kitchen would cost you a minimum of $150 CAD per square foot. Invest in quality materials. This way you will avoid the hassles of repeated renovations.