10 Scandinavian Design Tips to Live Like a Dane

Have you ever thought of a cozy environment, which lets you run away from the daily routine?

If the answer to the question was – yes, then it is time to implement scandinavian design into your home. The style that has emerged in the 1950s, has taken over the interior design world with its own simplicity and functionality. To follow up, here are the main 10 tips for the creation of a Danish surroundings.


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1. Hygge

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Hygge is a known word for ‘cozy’ and is applied to every dane’s home. The reason for this is the need for a balance and peace in life after an exhausting day. For that – socks, books, bathrobes and other home essentials as an accessories are needed to create a danish cozy environment.

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2. Wooden surface

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It might be a weird tip, but danes are crazy about the wooden floor! In almost every home it is usual to have it, because it dictates the eco-friendly environment rules, which are common in Scandinavian interior design. So grab the tools and change your surface!

3. Furniture shape

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In whole Scandinavian interior the shapes are crucial to create the minimalism. For instance, the most used furniture shapes are – rectangles and everything that actually has angles. If talking about the tables or lamps, the oval shape is also very common.

4. Eco-friendly furniture and accessories

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If you would ask which material is mostly used at the danes home, that would be – wood. Almost every danish design furniture includes wooden parts, because it is believed that it creates a healthy atmosphere and do not affect the environment after recycling it.

5. Simplicity

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The most important aspect for you to keep in mind is simplicity, that is used in Scandinavian style. Danish people do not like overcrowded tables or sideboards, so they keep only a few decorations and always keep it clean. So if you have a lot of stuff that does not bring any usefulness, time to get rid of it and live like a real dane!

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6. Candles within inspiration

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To continue with the coziness, Scandinavian design is also know for interior details as candles, which will be needed for you to create this style. Compared to other styles, danes prefer not the long usual candles, but the ones that has an inspirational quotes. Yes, they are keen on the inspirational lifestyle the same as Essential Home, which finds creativity for the new pieces from every part of life.

7. Funny wooden interior details

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If you have never been to Denmark, then probably it is something that cannot be seen everyday in every person’s home. The wooden monkey, that is shown above, is made by the designer Kay Bojesen, and is the most popular interior detail in Denmark!

8. Plants

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To add up for all the cozy Scandinavian interior, do not forget the plants, which are also connected to the eco-friendly lifestyle. At Essential home you can even find the lighting that is inspired by plants. It is basically just a reminder: how good it is to be alive and healthy!

9. Color tones

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The most important aspect is not to forget the palette of colors. Danish modern furniture these days include a lot of grey, pastel, brown tones. Sometimes it is common to insert the bright colors into some details, so do not be afraid to experiment!

10. Rose gold brass

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The last, but not the least tip is – rose gold brass in the Scandinavian interior that is commonly used in Denmark. It can be used in every piece of details and, of course, the color of the brass can be up to you. As the Essential home is using a lot of brass in the furniture pieces, it is a great opportunity for you to take a look at it and implement it in your new design.

And now you are ready to live like a real dane!

Written by Joana Ferreira


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