Norwegian Style Interior Design
In a harsh and cold environment, Norwegians know how to turn their homes into warms and welcoming places. Stone and wood are classic ingredients in Scandinavian style houses, while interiors rely on lighter tones to combat darkness and bring about optimism and good humor when the sun goes down so early. As we said before, nothing is random in Northern Europe where nature and climate left their mark on the living style. Take a look below and inspire yourself with some Norwegian style interior design ideas.
Wood as far as the eye can see – first picture illustrates the Norwegian classic style in which nature stretches inside the house through this warm, friendly and accessible construction material. The interior is apparently rigid to the eye, but clean and simple, reflecting the hardness and sobriety of the people from the north, features shaped over time by the cold climate.
In contrast with natural gray of the first picture, the second example of Norwegian style interior design brings more light before the eyes. A bright wooden floor and wall, a bed with a white fur thrown on it – the chromatic composition is one that buoys the look and spirit over the long polar nights.
Wool, shearlings and fur played an important role in the history of Scandinavian clothing style. For this reason, they are also found as central elements in interior design, decorating chairs, armchairs or sofas, as seen in the images below. Besides comfort, these accessories offer much sought warmth for the guest coming from the cold outside. Again, colors are all neatly mixed.
An airy living room, with wood and white as central visual elements. Space seems to have no limits while the natural light bathing the room puts you in good spirits on gloomy evenings. The tree stump stools are of great visual effect.
The kitchen is well integrated in this overall chromatic landscape, with light hue wood floors and white walls and cabinets. The monotony is broken by a brick wall that separates the kitchen from the living room which expands further on.
The same simple and sober style applies to the living room. Visually, the room is divided in two, depending on prevailing chromatic elements: wood floor and furniture and the white on the walls and ceiling. No more needed for a practical home. A coat hook mimicking a moose, Norway’s national animal, cannot miss from the accessories.
Sources: Pinterest.com, Sheknows.com, Styleathome.com