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DIY Ideas for Scandinavian Styled Living Rooms

When it comes to trending interior decor styles, nothing has taken our fancy as of late quite like the Scandinavian aesthetic, especially as far as living rooms are concerned! We’ve been thinking about redoing the way our main room is decorated and establishing a new scheme and we’re certainly interested in including Scandinavian elements in 2019, so we’ve been on the lookout for different ideas, suggestions, advice, and elements that we might include quite easily, especially in ways that put our DIY and creative skills to good use.

Just in case you adore the idea of building a Scandinavian styled living room aesthetic just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 f the best suggestions, tutorials, and resources we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration!

1. Lots of contrasting patterns

Lots of contrasting patterns

One of the very first things we noticed about explicitly styled Scandinavian living room schemes is the way designers always contrast patterns and visual textures in overt, eye catching ways. Homedit agrees and tells you all about it; choosing a Scandinavian aesthetic for your home is a fantastic opportunity to make and purchase things with all kinds of differing, exciting patterns in one place where they’ll play off each other.

2. Light wood (especially on the floors)

Light wood (especially on the floors)

As you might expect, Scandinavian inspired homes are heavy in their use of natural wooden features. This is particularly true of the floors, which are nearly always wood finished. As you’ll see on Happy Grey Lucky, however, the most typical style of wood floor is a light one! This keeps the room feeling open and gives you more opportunity to work with other shades on the full colour spectrum within the room.

3. Light dining tables with darker contrasting chairs

Dining tables with contrasting chairs

As you can probably already tell, contrast is huge in the world of Scandinavian decor. Patterns and visual textures aren’t the only thing that’s true for, though! Contrasting light and dark pieces to create balance in a room is also a central tenet of the style. Style Motivation gives you several examples of this, suggesting simple things like choosing a light coloured dining table but contrasting it with darker hued chairs all around.

4. Concentrated bright accents around neutrals

Concentrated bright accents around neutrals

Believe it or not, there’s at least one other place where you’ll find balanced contrast in Scandinavian inspired decor! This is in the actual colours you choose to decorate with, rather than just pattern, finish, and materiality. Homedit suggests incorporating this element of the scheme into your living room by making light neutral shades the base of your furnishing style but adding a monochrome pop of colour in the form of bright accent pieces that suit each other cohesively.