What’s special about Scandinavian bedrooms?
Are you in love with the Scandinavian or the Nordic design style? It’s not surprising, especially if you are a fan of stylish, functional, minimalist, bright, cheerful and uncomplicated design. The combination of these factors makes Scandinavian style bedrooms irresistible and much sought after in modern houses and apartment alike.
You can look at the images on homify to find hundreds of ideas on how to decorate and adapt your bedroom to this spectacular style! It is perfect for infusing modernity into a home, whether it’s an old bungalow in Ajmer, Rajasthan or a brand-new studio apartment in a big city such as New Delhi or Bangalore.
What colours are ideal for Scandinavian bedrooms?
While white is the most commonly used colour in this design style, other neutral and sober shades are also suitable.
White: Undoubtedly, white should be the protagonist of the visual composition of Scandinavian bedrooms. It doesn’t have to make your sanctuary look boring! Don’t forget that white - as well as other light tones - can make the room look much more pleasant, calm and spacious. Additionally, white reflects light to make your room appear bigger. Besides painting the walls white, it can be used as a coating for the furniture and in the textiles used to decorate the bedroom.
Grey: As a neutral colour, grey always brings elegance and sophistication in a very subtle and delicate way. Another advantage is that it can combine with almost with any other shade. This shade also has a timeless aesthetic – it never goes out of style. We recommend light grey to paint larger surfaces, while dark grey can be used to create decorative highlights to contrast white. Since Scandinavian design leans towards minimalism, the effect of light and shadow created by grey and white is an uncomplicated way to introduce the style into a bedroom. However, if your house is located in a city such as New Delhi, which faces harsh winters with almost no sunlight, make sure you use a few colourful accents to bring a cheerful feel to a grey room.
Mint green: This shade is suitable not only because it represents nature, which is a significant element in the Nordic style, but also due to the ease with which it can combine with other neutral colours, including light grey and white. You can include this colour both on your walls and in the textiles or upholstery in Scandinavian bedrooms. Keep in mind that green will allow you to break the monotony of white, but do not forget that you cannot use any shade of green. We recommend that you only use mint green or grass green, which are soothing and natural. Stay away from neon green and other darker shades.
Pastel colours: Whoever said that pastel colours were only for children’s rooms? These colours can be just as lovely in a modern bedroom with Scandinavian design. Explore the different shades of pastel pink, green, blue and yellow to find the perfect one for your bedroom.
Blue grey: This colour can provide a bit of dynamism to communicate a sense of relaxation and sophistication, without affecting the natural or artificial light that in the interiors. Use it for the furnishings such as bedcovers and cushions as well as for the upholstery of your bedroom furniture such as armchairs. Your bedroom will look beautiful!
Rose quartz: This earthy shade is quite different from the pink we associate with princesses. Using this colour, whether it’s for the walls or for small decorative details, will make your room look charming and elegant.
How should the floor be covered in Scandinavian rooms?
Undeniably, wood is the best choice when it comes to covering the floor of your Scandinavian bedroom. In addition to bringing warmth, wood will also provide a cosy feeling that is very pleasant. Remember that in the market, you will find hundreds of options for wooden floors. The prices will differ depending on the cost, finish, resistance, durability and thickness, among other factors.
Always keep in mind that, the essence of the Nordic style is based on the use of natural materials. Hence, using laminates or imitation wood will not create the same effect as real wood. Finally, we recommend that you choose a light shade of wood that allows your bedroom to look very spacious and bright.
On an average, covering the floor of your room with real wood could cost you around INR 1500 to INR 2000 per square foot, but it will last a lifetime with regular maintenance. Engineered real wood flooring is much cheaper, at around INR 250 to INR 500 per square foot, but in comparison, this will have a five to ten-year lifespan.
What kind of décor accessories can be included in Scandinavian bedrooms?
There is no restriction on the type of accessories you can use in Scandinavian-style rooms. You can include beautiful pastel illustrations or even vinyl or framed pictures with inspirational or motivational quotes and messages.
Pieces of pop art or paintings that reflect the abstract trends of modern and avant-garde art are also suitable. The intention of accessories in a Scandinavian bedroom is to bring positivity and cheerfulness to the lives of people who use the room. So, whatever accessories you choose, ensure that it doesn’t overpower the light and relaxing ambiance that is a prerequisite of a bedroom in the Nordic style.
What are some ideas for segmenting Scandinavian bedrooms?
This design style is characterized by open and uncomplicated spaces! When it comes to Scandinavian rooms, merging the bedroom with the bathroom, dressing area, wardrobe or study will work well to create a more spacious feel in the room. You can merge these areas, without compromising on privacy, through intelligent design. For example, the bathroom or dressing area can be located behind the headboard of the bed to keep it out of sight.
If you are unsure about how to capture the Scandinavian style in your bedroom, we suggest that you browse through the examples on homify to gather a few ideas to inspire you. You can also contact professional interior designers and decorators registered on our portal to get a free consultation.