6 Scandinavian dining room essentials
Credit: My Unfinished Home
Love the fresh, minimalist aesthetic of Scandinavian design? We do too!
We’ve combined a selection of key pieces that will help you embrace the Nordic look by creating a Scandinavian dining room similar to this one. Think timbers, neutral palette, minimalist silhouettes, graphic pictures and simple accessories to pull it all together with a level of sophistication.
Here’s how to recreate this Scandinavian dining room in your home:
1. Start with the table
The first place to start when creating your Nordic interior is with the dining table. Stick with a solid timber table with clean, elegant lines that fits well within your space. The Luca draws its inspiration from Scandinavian design and would be ideal in achieving this look.
2. Pair it with the right chairs
Typically, the Scandinavian style embraces curves in their seating and they’re not afraid to mix and match colours, timbers or designs. For this look, it’s hard to go past the Malmo dining chair in black to create a contrast.
3. Embrace the neutral palette
You won’t see any bold colour feature walls in a Scandinavian interior, so stick with a neutral palette of whites and soft greys. If you’re laying new floors, stick with blonde hardwood timber boards and if you’re looking to freshen up existing flooring, be brave and white wash them!
4. Drop a simple pendant
Lighting is a key element of every Scandinavian dining room. These ceramic pendant lights created by Melbourne architect and designer-maker Bruce Rowe would work perfectly with this Nordic setting. Choose to hang one solo pendant or a collection depending on the size and ceiling height of your dining room.
Find them through MAKE Architecture
5. Add ambience with candles
You’ll find most Scandinavian interiors show restraint when it comes to accessories and the dining room is no exception. It’s all about good food and friendly company, not cluttering a table with bits and bobs! Most Nordic dining tables will limit their table top accessories to candles to add ambience to the space. The Lassen Kubus 8 and Kubus 4 will get you this look.
Available at Fred International
6. Get decorating with prints
Photo: "Cornwall Beach Life" by Dorit Fuhg available from Society 6
No Scandinavian dining room is complete without a backdrop of carefully curated prints, photographs and paintings. As shown in this interior, you can be creative with how you mix and match the styles, frames and sizes. You’ll find most Nordic interiors will embrace the black and white look in their artwork. Use what you have already and play with your layout or head to Society6 to grab some online prints like this one.
Now you have all the tips to recreating this Scandinavian dining room! Don’t forget to add your own personal touch to the space. Put up pictures that are meaningful for you, add the iconic sheepskin throw over a chair to add warmth and inject a touch of nature through some indoor plants.
Happy Scandi styling!
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