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Scandinavian style furniture

Food… fashion… furniture; we can’t think of anything the Scandinavians don’t do well.
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Natural wood dining set with spindle back chairs

Pure and functional but with natural elements adding warmth, it’s no surprise Scandinavian style never goes out of fashion. It’s perfect for those who prefer to keep clutter and fuss to a minimum.

The modern movement with its ‘form follows function’ philosophy became popular in Scandinavia in the early 20th century. The Scandi look evolved, with simply designed furniture, bright, neutral walls and floors, warm woods and textured natural textiles. Scandinavian style remains popular to this day, proving the old adage that good design stands the test of time. The beauty of this style is in its adaptability. You can either embrace it completely, or introduce elements that appeal to you.

Scandinavia has given us some real design classics – like Jacobsen’s iconic 60s classic ‘egg’ chair and Wegner’s countless, covetable mid-century modern pieces. And let’s not forget the folding day beds, retro lighting, warm teak sideboards and clever modular shelving systems found in many a modernist’s home today. Some of the most highly collectable sofas and sideboards are over 70 years old. But don’t worry about hunting it down – consider investing in some of our favourite Scandinavian style Furniture Village pieces instead, and bring a splash of cool Scandi sophistication into your home.


Nordic style navy corner sofa with geometric rug
Scandi style cream sofa with abstract cushions

Get ‘hygge’ with Scandi style seating

Scandinavian style is about choosing furniture that is as practical functional as it is stylish. Roomy and contemporary, the Seasons Classic Back fabric corner sofa in beautiful textured neutral fabrics is modular, so you can create a sofa to suit your space. And for kicking back in even more relaxed comfort with plenty of room for all family and friends, you can choose the pillow back option. Sit back and enjoy flexible, modular living, Scandi style.

Alternatively, you could chill out on the compact and comfortable Copenhagen 2 seater sofa with its simple lines and elegant, tapered legs. Team it with the Copenhagen accent chair, available in a cool geometric pattern.

Looking for something with real impact? The Ercol Cosenza large sofa in pistachio is sure to become a focal point in your home, adding a splash of colour.


Mid century modern small dining table and chairs

Add some retro chic dining furniture

‘Minimal’ and ‘retro’ are the buzzwords of Scandinavian style and furniture icons Ercol are the masters of both. Many of their original designs are still highly collectible – perhaps more so now than when we first saw them over 60 years ago.

If you want to immerse yourself completely in Scandi gorgeousness, the Ercol Originals tables and chairs with their iconic shapes and splayed legs are perfect for your dining room or kitchen. Each piece in solid elm or beech is hand finished, with its unique grain and soft sheen.

Funky white and copper pendant light

Create ambience with layered lighting

Mix ceiling, floor and table lamps, and you can create different moods in moments. In white washed wood and metal, the adjustable White Wash Wood Tripod Floor Lamp has a design based on the classic diver’s lamp. Not just for the Nordic boating type, it’s charming and practical in any Scandi-style living room.

Modern lighting such as the Copper Retro Ball floor lamp or the modern-with-a-touch-of-retro Gaucho pendant lamp suit Scandinavian style décor and help to create that cosy ambience you can only achieve by layering your lighting.

Showcase Scandi style with a neutral backdrop

Bright whites, soft greys and pale blues for ceilings, walls and floors bring more light into a Scandinavian influenced interior. Against a neutral backdrop, your carefully chosen occasional furniture and accessories will make a real impact.

Clean lined pieces such as the fashionably asymmetrical Content by Conran Elmari Balance tall shelving enhance the look. In a bedroom choose the Ercol Bosco bed frame or Ercol Teramo bed frame if you feel like splashing out, or you can achieve a similar look for less with the elegant Eva high footend bedframe.

Assymetric modern shelving unit in alcove
Pink, cream and mauve geometric rug.
Blue and white geometric pattern rug.

The soft, plump Alex cushion with its thick, blown fibre filling comes in a choice of colours including mustard in velvet or waffle weave fabric. It’s perfect to snuggle up with after a long day.

Have fun with funky geometric accents. A rug or cushion with a contemporary geometric pattern adds so much more than just comfort. Geometric accents create different looks depending on whether you choose bolder or softer colourways.

Simple and timeless accessories such as the Oak Frame clock blend in beautifully, for a cool and sophisticated look. And you can add a pop of colour here and there, with accessories such as the larger than life Ombre Giant Bottle Vase made from textured, recycled glass.

Fuse scandi with a hint of blush

Whilst scandi furniture lends itself to a neutral interior tone, why not add some gentle colours to keep it looking fresh and on-trend. We love the hue of the moment, blush pink to create a cosy trend that is steeped with texture and softness.

The beautifully crafted wooden Ercol Teramo bedstead with spindle back detailing adds a sense of style, whilst the shades of dove grey and a splash of terracotta work to balance out the palette. Mongolian sheepskin cushions and tactile linens add further depth to the scheme whilst a glimmer of gold through pendant lighting gives a hint of luxury.

Fresh pink Scandi style bedroom

Once you have created your gorgeous Scandinavian style interior, sit back and enjoy your peaceful, easy-to-relax-in living space. Cosy nights in might become a lot more appealing! Shop Scandi Style


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