The northern style became part of the furniture due to the founder of IKEA Ingvar Kamprad. Corporate chain opens up opportunities to purchase simple and popular furniture. Rationality, interest to the elegant design of the interior groups prompted designers to deep sinking in the theme, in consequence of which the trend became popular. The simple geometry of lines and forms, the magic of colors in a decoration fascinate with simplicity. In this regard, it is possible to implement democratic style almost in any area along with small income.
Ecological Finishing and Colors
When implementing stylized interior within the perimeter of a big room, the key element is considered to be architectural features, more specifically, sky windows, high walls. Simple decoration suits anyone’s taste. The theme is particularly relevant for country houses in the Scandinavian style. On the ceiling of Sweden or Finnish house you can hardly see a suspended structure model. The upper surface as per scenario shall be smoothly plastered and uniformly painted. In the alternative choice, its wood design is considered. Ivory white, whipping cream color, bluish color, light wood paneling is peculiar to walls. The blend with segments of
gray stone. The area above the fireplace is faced it as well as backside in the niches and built-in shelve stands.
Harewood, ash wood will be suitable for floor covering of quite a design. Seemingly ecological material is almost white if we don’t take into consideration light reddish or yellowish shades. Birchen wood boards are very similar as to shade, as well as beauty and dignity of oak covering. Precisely this species of wood is very often subject to blanching in order to obtain the desired color of the fabricated wood block flooring. The finished material is also distinguished by reduced shades and often its structure is duplicated in the laminated flooring, replacing analog.
Parquet flooring made of hornbeam can be milk-like and sand-like colors and in any variant, they create a perfect background for the stylized design. The floor will blend with light perimeter and will look stylish in contrasting decorative components.
Arrange Furniture in Scandinavian Living Room
A well-thought-out interior is ideal for living. A number of shelves, open sections allow maintain the order
without massive cabinets. In a private house it is easier to solve the problem of storing things by means of ancillary facilities. In order to correspond the theme, it is allowable in the apartment to equip a utility room for a wardrobe. In the light living room there is no place for antique furniture, frames with gilding and complicated finish hardware. The principle of organization and decoration a priori is based on simplicity and rationality.
Interior story based on the Scandinavian theme is written by light water painting and looks excellent due to an ergonomic composition of furniture groups. Most commonly modular sections are manufactured from wood, which the northerners adore, namely, from birchen. This doesn’t mean, that modern materials are completely excluded. Any stylistic trend has a right to its own vision and aesthetic correction, reserving a right for the idea. Groups are created by the combination of glass and wood textures, are fragmentary closed by the combined panels or equipped with plate facades. For the most part, their content is hidden from view, and rows of shelves made of wood make out the balance of the room by the asymmetric arrangement of modules.
There is a lot of space in the living room and nothing in excess. We can define the principle of the interior furnishing as follows: good taste and sense of proportion. There is a sofa with gray or creamy upholstery, small armchairs, compact table, snow-white shelve stand, or cupboard, commode. You will have completely another impression from the living room, designed on the principle of color contrast.
Both evening lighting and daylight illumination are of great significance. Standing lamps along the perimeter of the room, lamps on both sides of the upholstered furniture, symmetrically hanged lamps, strongly hint at the Scandinavians’ sun-worship. This is due to the fact, that there is severe climate. Ceiling lamps are in disfavor, they are just decorative items. Soft flowing light fluxes of the spot lamps from the mentioned sources are preferable.
Fireplace with ceramic tile will mix up the picture. Wood-burning stove made of ceramic for the living room in the country house is a variant of a heat source. Blinks of fire fascinate. The corner fireplace in the living room is considered to be classical, but its position is not principal.
Laconic forms of furniture look provincial, but it is just at the first glance. Incrustation, forged details in constructive parts add elegance. Letter print on the textiles or walls brightens up the room. Wooden trunks with carving, rattan chairs, lamp shades, baskets, cache-pots combine functionality and aesthetics.
Let us Color Space
Precisely the attributes and intensity of colors in elements create desirable atmosphere and withstand seasonal depression. The purity of white color fascinates and solo of the only one shade creates a picture of the winter fairy-tale. Fluffy things of natural colors will help to moderate coldness and anonymity of space, to make the room cozier.
First, decide on the textured fabrics. Delicate velvet and velour in the sofa upholstery, coverlet made of artificial fur and cozy plaid blanket made of Armstrong tartan are among the necessary attributes of the Scandinavian style. The wool blanket is ready to give up the heat, but also to decorate the room with multicolor cells. Aromatic bags, favorite aroma of candles, aromatic balls, a flavor of citrus fruits or bergamot of a special spray will assure complete relaxation. Ingle will add pleasurable sensations.
It is better to chose linen and other natural fabrics for soft furnishings in accordance with the furniture upholstery. Usually, they are of natural colors such as silver, pearl, blue, or pale green scheme. In principle, in daylight hours they are enfolded at the top as in the Roman shades. They can be pushed apart as Japanese screens, or in the case of the ordinary fabrics they can be drawn back every morning. The design is not so important as the aim to use maximum light energy.
Bright accents are available in the form of single lines and paired combinations. Schemes of successful combinations of white with red with sand-like, with contrasting black, wenge, yellow form pleasant visual illusions. Multicolored cushions, dome lamp, ottoman will successfully fit the neutral background. Space will be lighted up due to the carpets, ornaments devoted to the northland on the fabrics and furniture cases. Family photo collage, pictures, ceramic souvenirs will deepen an impression from the northern design.
It is possible to materialize pictures of spruces, nature scenes. Artificial imitation in the form of a ceiling lamp, associated with splendid antlers, figures made of wood, and ethnic souvenirs will take care of the abundance of feelings. Reconstruct the winter story, having bought a transparent sphere, with the snowy weather outside the window.
Love for vases made of glass makes the connection with light and reflecting light spots. Vessels are filled with small decorative stones, fresh savings, disks of sawn logs. Woody odor in a suit with green plants, in the best way possible, create a natural atmosphere. Spacious living room of the country house is very cozy with rattan furniture items. Armchairs, caskets, small things made of light willow highlight the story of the northern style occurrence.
The Scandinavian-style house is a design, which never bothers. And if you want something new, just replace the decorative components. Often curtains of another design and lamps of different color create diametrically opposed impression about the room.