The Scandinavian style fits into all the rooms of the house… but we particularly like it in the kitchen! Why ? Because this room is one of the centers of life in the house where the atmosphere must be warm and comforting. Opting for a Nordic style in the kitchen gives it a soothing and comfortable side. Composed of the right balance between aesthetics and functionality, the Scandinavian-inspired kitchen is a sweet blend that immerses our interiors in the art of living in the Far North.
SCANDINAVIAN KITCHEN, REFINED AND MINIMALIST
Simplicity, functionality and practicality are the key words that characterize Scandinavian kitchen. Having horror of the mess, the Nordic kitchen likes to declutter shelves and worktops as much as possible for a refined atmosphere that exudes simplicity.
A MINIMALIST KITCHEN…
The Scandinavian style is minimalist. The emphasis is on the essentials and the bare necessities. No more cluttered kitchens where it is impossible to find your utensils… The Nordic-style kitchen is designed to free our minds and keep the minimum. The advantage with a sleek kitchen is that it is easier to clean. We see more clearly, we breathe and then we feel soothed… In short, if you are looking for calm and serenity, then the Scandinavian style is perfect for your dining area.
… WHICH RELIES ON FUNCTIONALITY!
This taste for important things is also found in the choice of furniture. In a kitchen with a Scandinavian spirit, it must above all be functional and practical. For the sake of economy and saving space, we will then favor smart furniture that can be easily stored and that can even have a double function. Among them, we naturally think of modular and transformable furniture!
THE IMPORTANCE OF STORAGE IN THE SCANDINAVIAN KITCHEN
To avoid any visual clutter, the Scandinavian kitchen loves storage. We then multiply the cupboards and drawers and we do not hesitate to add furniture such as a sideboard or a dresser to store your dishes and kitchen utensils. The freer and more refined the work plan, the more your kitchen will be bathed in the Scandinavian atmosphere.
WE DECLUTTER… WITH SHELVES!
No wall units for the Scandinavian kitchen, but shelves! You have surely noticed it in decoration magazines or the many inspirations on Pinterest, Nordic kitchens love to multiply shelves and shelves to arrange decorative objects and pretty crockery. The tablet sums up perfectly the Scandinavian spirit focusing on simplicity. It allows you to highlight your decorative accessories without giving an impression of disorder and clutter since they are carefully placed and dosed according to their usefulness or aesthetics. The shelves are indeed much less massive than cupboards and thus free up space and let the room breathe.
SCANDINAVIAN-STYLE KITCHEN: CLARITY ABOVE ALL!
Besides its sleek side, the Scandinavian kitchen must also be bright. Clarity is indeed crucial to counterbalance with the night that seizes the Nordic countries for a large part of the year. Between white furniture and good lighting, the Scandinavian-style kitchen must be dazzling.
PROMOTE GOOD LIGHTING
This is one of the key points in decorating a kitchen with a Scandinavian feel. The lighting must be carefully designed to create a luminous atmosphere that contributes to the general comfort of the room. For this, several options are available to you: ceiling light, recessed spotlights, chandeliers… different types of lighting are possible! Feel free to combine them for a bright, 100% Scandinavian kitchen.
OPT FOR A WHITE CREDENZA
The white credenza is one of the characteristics of Scandinavian kitchens. Participating in illuminating the decoration of your room, it is also very aesthetic, and practical! Like the work plan, the credenza is at the heart of the decoration of a kitchen. It participates in infusing it with a distinct style. For the Scandinavian kitchen, we will therefore favor the clear splashback to catch as much light as possible. You can opt for hexagonal, straight metro style or even raised tiles to bring volume and character to your room.
BRIGHT WHITE FURNITURE
White furniture is an essential part of Scandinavian decoration and is also readily available in the kitchen! Among the essentials, the Nordic armchair and the Scandinavian chair in white polypropylene. Usually with a wooden base, they are emblematic of Nordic decor! In the same way, the kitchen table is adorned with its white coat. If we prefer it in wood for an absolutely Scandinavian style, polypropylene, ceramic and metal are also welcome! Go for models on Homary.com!
SCANDINAVIAN DECOR: WOOD FOR THE KITCHEN!
A refined style, clarity… but above all wood! The Scandinavian style loves wood in all its forms. The furniture, the floor or the decorative accessories are gladly dressed in this natural and noble material which characterizes the countries of the Far North.
THE IMPORTANCE OF WOOD
Home to very important wood resources, the Scandinavian countries are very fond of this material characterized by its authenticity. It’s very simple, we find it everywhere! At the level of the table, the base of the Scandinavian chair or even with the kitchen furniture. The wood comes to dress the furniture, like the floor with a nice parquet. Even decorative accessories are affected!
A CENTRAL ISLAND IN LIGHT WOOD
As we have seen, Scandinavian kitchen should be a place where you can breathe and where you feel good. This is the reason why it is generally open with a central island which accentuates the conviviality of the room. Very warm, the worktop is clad in light wood which reinforces the authenticity and warmth of the room. To accompany its central wooden island, opt for snack or bar height stools, depending on the height of the island. These should be comfortable with a well-padded covering.
WOODEN KITCHEN TABLE AND CHAIRS
To succeed in your Scandinavian-style kitchen, you must of course choose wooden furniture and not focus only on the worktop. For that, what better than the kitchen table accompanied by wooden chairs or armchairs? We love this light-coloured set, using almost white wood species: birch, oak and pine are particularly suited to this type of decor.
WHICH COLOR TO CHOOSE?
Very often white, Scandinavian kitchen can also be adorned with colors. Light, sober or colorful shades, there is something for everyone! Zoom on all the possibilities offered by the kitchen with a Scandinavian spirit.
THE WHITE SCANDINAVIAN KITCHEN, A GREAT CLASSIC
When we talk about Scandinavian kitchen, we usually think of a snow-white room. White is precisely very symbolic in this decorative style. It is also very linked to this refined and clear side that we mentioned just before. Evoking the great cold of the Nordic countries, it is therefore perfect to dress up your kitchen. Beyond white, light shades in general are perfect for inspiring a Far North atmosphere.
SOBER COLORS FOR HIS NORDIC KITCHEN
But Scandinavian kitchen is not just about bright white. There are actually several ways to decorate your room to give it a Nordic look. To bring a little more character and relief to its kitchen decoration, you can also add touches of gray but also brown. These natural tones correspond perfectly to the Nordic spirit!
YES TO COLOR FOR ITS SCANDINAVIAN-STYLE KITCHEN
Today, Scandinavian kitchen likes to dare! For a room filled with modernity and originality, nothing better than vibrant colours! If pastel colors have long been the darlings of this decorative style, we see more and more bright tones that come to bring cheerfulness and energize this room of the house.
SCANDINAVIAN-INSPIRED KITCHEN: A MULTIPLICITY OF STYLES!
If we love interiors with a Scandinavian spirit so much, it’s because they are real chameleons. The Scandinavian style is actually plural and can be articulated with other decorative trends. Industrial, vintage or even rustic Scandinavian kitchen, you can create the room of your desires mixing different inspirations.
WE LIKE: INDUSTRIAL SCANDINAVIAN KITCHEN
The Scandinavian spirit blends particularly well with the industrial style. Mixing these two decorative trends in your kitchen can only be a good idea! We find furniture that mixes wood and metal, white tiles or metal lights with geometric shapes…
WHEN SCANDINAVIAN KITCHEN MEETS VINTAGE
Vintage and Scandinavian also form a powerful duo that detonates. It is not surprising if this marriage is successful since the Scandinavian decoration has its origins in the love of vintage. This type of kitchen particularly likes retro accessories such as clocks or light fixtures with a 70s spirit. Scandinavian furniture is also nostalgic. The return to the past is made in particular by sideboards, chairs and a table that feature charming retro lines.
THE RUSTIC KITCHEN WITH A CHIC COUNTRY FEEL!
The Scandinavian-style kitchen can also take on a chic country look. These two decorative styles mix nicely since both like to play on the natural and authentic side. Raw wood furniture, handcrafted crockery, plants of all kinds come to decorate this type of kitchen which has everything to please.