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Key elements of Swedish home decorating

by Debbie Goldberg 06/12/2022

Swedish home decorating is an essential facet of the popular Scandinavian interior design style. While it’s simple to define Scandinavian style through functional forms, clean lines and comfy neutral palettes, the specifically Swedish decor is what truly makes the style so special and captivating.

But what exactly is Swedish design style? Here is a basic guide to its importance in Scandinavian style interiors:

Less is more

Practical minimalism is at the heart of Scandinavian design and Swedish home decor. Form follows function, leaving out embellishments and frills in favor of high-quality materials and comfortable designs.

While Scandinavian interiors might seem bland at first, their supreme level of comfort and calm will encourage anybody to stay and relax.

Shades of white

A soft, neutral color palette is essential to Swedish style decor. Combining different shades of white throughout a space creates a sense of warmth and coziness without overwhelming the room itself.

The emphasis on white and light colors originates in necessity: with short days during Scandinavian winters, these light hues make the most of the natural sunlight and keep the room warm.

Layered textures

Scandinavian style pairs light, neutral palettes with a combination of textures to make every interior space feel cozy yet clean. Mix different fabrics and materials like cotton, wool, sheepskin, leather and natural wood to delight the senses while keeping the space practical and comfortable.

Decorative textiles are important to Scandinavian design as well, providing another opportunity for eclectic layering of cozy textures and tones. Just the right amount of subtle pattern can add dimension to a Scandinavian home while still keeping the calm, fresh atmosphere.

These are only a few of the basic elements of Scandinavian and Swedish decor. The next time your interior space needs some fresh air, comfortable color and natural textures, consider these basics for creating your own personal version of Scandinavian design.

About the Author

Debbie Goldberg

I'm a full time Realtor with over 30 years of experience yet young enough to embrace today's ever-changing scope of marketing and technology. Having grown up in Connecticut and moved many times (too many to count!) I can empathize with today's buyers and sellers. Strictly maintaining ethical standards and being a fierce advocate on behalf of my clients are things I take very seriously. As a buyer, you can expect me to listen to and evaluate your real estate wants and needs. I can assist in explaining relevant forms, agreements, and closing procedures. I will guide you through the process of finding the right home, negotiating your offer, adhering to all contract dates and terms as well as final walk through and closing procedures. As a seller, I will listen to and evaluate your goals, needs, and timing in order to properly price your home to get the maximum exposure needed to attract the right buyers. In addition to negotiating on your behalf, I will make sure we communicate throughout the entire process as we navigate the contract terms, finance and inspection contingencies, as well as all closing procedures. I was born in Japan, grew up in Hamden and lived in New York, Ohio and Southern California before settling down in New Haven county to raise two kids, two dogs and a cat. I'm passionate about good food and love to bake. Some of my free time has been spent volunteering at Temple Beth Sholom, a synagogue where my family has been members for over 40 years. I also spend time at Tower One/Tower East, an assisted living center in New Haven where my mother-in-law now resides. 30 years of helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals has given me the peace of mind to know that what I do everyday matters. If you are thinking of buying or selling please keep me in mind.