Keys to decorate a Scandinavian-style dining room

Scandinavian style dining room

For some time now, there has been a lot of talk about Scandinavian and / or Nordic style, But do we know what the keys to this style are? Broadly speaking, we could describe the Scandinavian style as a minimalist style in which natural materials and white or light tones take center stage.

The Nordic style seeks to obtain bright spaces with a clean and graphic design. In a Scandinavian-style dining room, furniture with clean lines in light wood or white with rustic and/or industrial elements will share the limelight. The color notes will come from the hand of soft pastel tones or the dramatic black. From what we see, we will always be faced with a simple decoration and nothing overloaded, that is why it is so popular. Discover your best keys!

Choose the basic colors for the Scandinavian style

When one aims to illuminate a room in a Nordic country, one must think of the color white. It is the ideal color to paint the walls but it can also be applied to floors and/or furniture. Next to white it is common to find light woods; they bring warmth to the space and a soft and beautiful contrast. But of course, if you want to give a touch of warmth to your environment, then in addition to white you can also use beige which is undoubtedly one of the most special neutrals and of course, grey. On the other hand, new trends also invite us to choose pastel shades, but perhaps only as brushstrokes.

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Simple and functional furniture

Simplicity is present at all times, already from the point of view of the colors as we have mentioned. But it is that the furniture is not far behind. You should always choose simple finishes, without further details and in wood. A light wood is always the best companion to complete with the rest of the colors. In addition to the simplicity of each of the pieces, we look for functionality. This makes us think of extendable furniture such as the tables, both the main ones and those that we place as a sideboard.

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The style of a perfect decoration

The more natural the wood and the more veined the greater the rustic that contributes to the dining room. As a general rule, wooden chairs are used when the table is white and white or colored chairs when the table is made of wood. It is common to find in dining rooms of this style chairs upholstered in felt and / or covered with hair pieces when they are more informal.

Colors for the Scandinavian style

On the table that can be rectangular or circular, for greater sociability, there is no other option than to place a pendant lamp if we are looking for a contemporary and trendy space. Bet on big industrial style lamps in white, gray or black tones and you won't go wrong. It is very useful to have a piece of furniture in the dining room in which to collect the dishes. In the Nordic style, it is generally opted for modern and sober low furniture or cupboards that do not overwhelm the space. If you are looking to incorporate color notes to the dining room, do it through the chairs, the pictures on the wall or natural elements: plants and flowers.

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Add strategic light points to bring more life to the Scandinavian style

It is true that Scandinavian style opts for natural light. But sometimes we are limited from it depending on how our dining room is oriented. For this reason, nothing like adding light at those points that are strategic. Think that the ceiling light is the one that gives you the base of the entire room. But then, we need to specify more in those corners or those areas that we use most frequently. So, you can let yourself be carried away by the sconces on the wall or by those hanging lamps that have very simple finishes. They are perfect ways to give more light to one of the main places in our home. Do you like this decorative style?

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