With increasing popularity of Scandinavian style, there are lots of interpretations and representations of this style all over the fashion world. Moreover, we have already highlighted a bunch of topics related to North European stylistics, including private house, one- and two-bedroom apartments finished according to this impeccable style. But what is so special about Nordic interiors? And whether notion “Nordic” can have some difference from “Scandinavian”? We are going to answer these and some other questions in this selection of Nordic interior design examples in real homes photos’ collection.
Nordic or Scandinavian?
Indeed, what’s the difference between two concepts? In the common sense, these words are synonyms. But connoisseurs can distinct some differences. Nordic interiors are corresponding to “Nordic character” and to more strict minimalistic interiors. If the Scandinavian style comprises quite a lot nuances, Nordic interior should be laconic, clear, without much of decor.
As you can see from the photos above, almost any interior of the house or apartment can be styled to recreate Nordic atmosphere. The good part about this style is its simplicity. Another bright distinctive feature of Nordic interiors is in addition of plants and flowers.
Materials and Colors of Genuine Nordic Interior
However, don’t think that white color palette and minimum of furnishing is the business card of Nordic rooms. It can appear in quite original look either. Dark colors, even black can be added to dilute the overall picture. It also perfectly copes with colorful infusions of green, blue, yellow, sometimes red.
But it’s not more about color. Nordic interiors are keen to be differed by structure and materials. Light wooden floor is of course one of the main distinctive feature of the style. Also, you can find elements of wood and cork almost everywhere. It can be Scandinavian chairs and tables on wooden legs etc. No need to mention that plastic and wallpaper is not often guests here. Nevertheless, glass table can be quite a successful decoration of Nordic living.
This room follows the basic concept. Neutral colors, smooth surfaces and crisp lines are main philosophy. Black and white combination is also welcomed.
Bedroom in Nordic Interpretation
At the photos with most successful design projects of Nordic bedroom you can see the already mentioned components:
- white and gray neutral palette;
- abundance of upholstery, tulles, carpets;
- wooden floor and interior items.
Maybe the room for most daring designer’s fantasies. But again, strict logic is above all. Scandinavian furniture complements the simplicity of interior decoration. Wooden elements and plants setting us on the calm mood.
Metro tile is one of the favorite materials for Nordic bathroom. Moreover, it can’t refuse wooden trimming either. Unusual minimalistic contrast is best for such interior. The room should be simple, functional yet visually appealing. And this is not any easy task to fulfill. Very thoughtful designer’s work hides behind the apparent refinement and simplicity of the bathroom.