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Decor Spotlight:
Scandinavian Style

In the world of interior design, there is a timeless charm in combining the old with the new. Vintage elements bring a sense of nostalgia and character, while modern aesthetics keep spaces fresh and contemporary. When it comes to adding a touch of retro style to your home, consider incorporating vintage light switch covers. Amerelle, a leading brand in home decor, offers a delightful range of vintage-inspired light switch covers that seamlessly blend the allure of the past with the functionality of the present. Join us as we explore the art of retro revival and discover how to incorporate vintage light switch covers from Amerelle into your modern spaces.

Reviewed & Fact Checked By:

Celia Carroll – Interior Design Expert, Lead Designer, ASID Industry Partner

In the world of interior design, the Scandinavian decor style emerges as a beacon of serene simplicity, reflecting the pristine landscapes and minimalist ethos of the Nordic region. Join us, the team at Amerelle Wallplates, as we delve into the captivating allure of Scandinavian design, unraveling its origins, defining characteristics, and how you can infuse your living spaces with its tranquil and inviting ambiance.

Embracing the essence of Scandinavian decor involves embracing simplicity, natural materials, and cozy ambiance. Amerelle wallplates seamlessly integrate into Scandinavian interiors, adding a touch of understated elegance and refinement to your living spaces.

A Scandinavian decor style bathroom with white walls, black metal hardware, dropdown lights, green plants, natural light, and a light wood countertop
A Scandinavian style lounging area near a window, with beige walls, wood floors, and a functional lounge chair

Origins of the Scandinavian Decor Style

Scandinavian decor style finds its roots in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, where long winters and vast natural landscapes have shaped a design philosophy centered around coziness, functionality, and understated elegance. Influenced by the principles of modernism and the mid-century design movement, Scandinavian interiors embrace clean lines, natural materials, and a harmonious balance of form and function.

Key Elements of Scandinavian Decor

A Scandinavian decor style living room with wood furniture, a primarily beige color palette, an area rug, and numerous comfortable pillows on the couch

Neutral Color Palette

At the heart of Scandinavian decor lies a serene and subdued color palette, dominated by soft whites, muted grays, and pale, natural wood tones. These soothing hues create a sense of lightness and airiness, evoking the ethereal beauty of the Nordic landscapes bathed in soft winter light.

A Scandinavian decor style bathroom with white walls, natural light, exposed live edge wood countertops, light wood floors, wood drop down light covers, and a light wood backsplash that covers the entire wall

Natural Materials

Scandinavian interiors celebrate the beauty of natural materials, with an emphasis on wood, stone, and textiles sourced from the region's forests and mountains. Warm, honey-toned woods like birch, pine, and oak finishes infuse spaces with warmth and texture, while tactile fabrics such as wool, linen, and sheepskin add layers of coziness and comfort.

A professionally designed Scandinavian decor style bathroom with white subway tile walls, dark grey floors, a light wood floating countertop and cabinetry, and a modern style shower

Functional Design

A hallmark of Scandinavian decor is its commitment to functional design, where every element serves a purpose without sacrificing style. Furniture pieces boast clean, minimalist silhouettes, with an emphasis on practicality, versatility, and ergonomic comfort. Multi-functional furnishings and clever storage solutions maximize space efficiency, making Scandinavian interiors ideal for modern urban living.

A Scandinavian decor style apartment with light wood floors, white and grey walls, an open door to a balcony, functional furniture, and a general hygge atmosphere

Hygge Atmosphere

Central to Scandinavian living is the concept of "hygge," a Danish term that encapsulates a feeling of cozy contentment and well-being. Soft, ambient lighting, plush textiles, and inviting seating arrangements create intimate and inviting spaces where one can unwind, relax, and reconnect with loved ones, fostering a sense of warmth and conviviality even during the darkest winter months.

Amerelle’s Scandinavian Elegance

Amerelle Wallplates and light switch covers embody the serene simplicity of Scandinavian decor. Crafted with precision and attention to detail, our products seamlessly complement Scandinavian interiors, enhancing the clean lines and natural textures that define this timeless design aesthetic. Whether you're drawn to the minimalist chic of Danish design or the cozy warmth of Swedish interiors, Amerelle wallplates offer the perfect finishing touch, infusing your living spaces with the effortless elegance of Scandinavian style.

Scandinavian Wallplates

The Metro collection of Amerelle decorative ceramic wallplates in the biscuit or ivory color



The Contemporary collection of Amerelle decorative wood wallplates in the unfinished wood option



The matte black version of the Century collection of Amerelle decorative metal wallplates


Matte Black

The white version of the Devon collection of Amerelle decorative metal wallplates



Meet Our Contributor

Katerina Herman is a former writer for a health blog covering the foot and ankle disorders. She is a podiatrist with over 10 years of experience. She has experience treating a wide range of conditions, including dermatology, orthopedics, and sports medicine issues specific to the foot and ankle.

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