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GET THE LOOK - What is Scandinavian Style?

Updated: Apr 21, 2021


Scandinavian Style falls under the category of Modern design, a word which is misused a lot when talking about design. To sort things out a little, let's talk first about what Modern means.


Modern and Contemporary are terms that are often used interchangeably, but really are very different. Contemporary Design refers to anything that is currently popular. Modernism was a design movement of the early to mid-20th century with a distinct style. Contemporary Design will evolve over time depending on the trends, but Modern Design will always remain the same.

Modern Design is simple and unadorned, with angular lines and geometric shapes. Furnishings tend to be low and vertical with no fussiness to them. There is a focus on polished and industrial materials such as metal, stone and glass as well as natural wood, fibers and leather. Windows are usually left bare or have simple, functional coverings and natural light is emphasized.


Now, let's talk about Scandinavian Style!