Minimalism, white and wood - the Scandinavian style kitchen


Harmonious, functional, yet simple and minimalistic. The Scandinavian style is one of the most popular, yet versatile styles when it comes to modern interior design. In this article, we take a look at how it looks in one of the most important spaces in a house or flat - the kitchen.

Scandinavian style - what does it mean?

The Scandinavian style is also known as northern style or scandi. The reason is that with its features it refers to the culture and traditions of Scandinavian countries such as Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland or Iceland. It is estimated that the first uses of this style in interior design date back to the mid-20th century. However, its dynamic development began after the end of the Second World War, when the Scandinavian countries were striving to rebuild, focusing above all on creating simple, functional spaces. It was therefore minimalism that became one of the main characteristics of Scandinavian-style design.

Basically, the style dominating the interiors of houses and flats in Scandinavian countries is distinguished by its austerity and unique atmosphere. This is all due to the long, cold winters associated with this part of the world. This is also reflected in the interior design, as Scandinavians like to use light colours and natural materials in their homes.

Their spaces are often also filled with light - both artificial and natural - which gives the whole space a cozy feel. The strong commitment to nature for which the region is famous also finds its way into Scandinavian interiors. The use of materials such as wood and stone bring the outdoors inside. A lot of attention is also paid to plants, which add greenery and freshness.

An essential element of the Scandinavian style is also the use of functional solutions only, which are simple and useful. Many Scandinavians are also keen that the furnishings in their homes are not only user-friendly, but also environmentally friendly.

What are the characteristics of a Scandinavian-style kitchen?

The Scandinavian style is so versatile that it can be easily used to create arrangements in basically any room in a house or flat. The combination of beauty and functionality means that more and more people are choosing to invite Scandinavian design into their kitchen. What elements characterize a Scandinavian-style kitchen?

Minimalism is the key

Scandinavian-style kitchens are known for their minimalist approach to design. The open, light-filled space is full of bright details and furniture with simple shapes. There are no superfluous elements here. Everything is practical and well thought out so that it can best serve the household. As a result, calmness flows from the interior and the use of the space is completely comfortable.

White and light shades

Scandinavian kitchen design abounds in light, pastel colours and materials. It is dominated by whites, beiges, browns, and greys, which create a distinctive atmosphere for the interior. In this style, every element is closely related to each other in terms of colour - the white wall harmonizes perfectly with the light fronts of the kitchen furniture, whose design is further emphasized by the bright stone worktop. A Scandinavian-style kitchen should be refined in every detail to best reflect the beauty of this northern interior accent.

Stone, wood and nature

Scandinavian-style kitchens are created with respect for natural materials. All accessories and kitchen design elements are created from materials that refer to nature - namely stone and wood. Therefore, you can add variety to the space by using worktops, islands or kitchen tables with a stone top (e.g. made of quartz surface or large ceramic slabs), wooden floors or additions made of wicker or rattan. The cozy character of the interior will also be emphasized by green plants.

Lighting to warm up the space

A Scandinavian-style kitchen is a cozy and comfortable space that is conducive to spending time together. The kitchen design therefore needs to include lighting - both artificial and natural. The kitchen space should thus be in a place with access to windows, where there is plenty of light from outside. In addition to this, it is advisable to add numerous lamps (ceiling lights, wall lamps or LED lights) to brighten up the interior. To maintain the right design, lamps in a Scandinavian-style kitchen can be white, wooden or use a rope theme.

Functionality for everyone

The design of a Scandinavian-style kitchen should focus on comfort, convenience and functionality. It is a space created with the householder in mind, so it must contain only the elements and accessories necessary for daily functioning. Scandinavian rooms are also renowned for their optimum use of space, so it is important to ensure easy access to all necessary items.

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