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The Scandinavian Bedroom: An Everlasting Clean Slate

When curating your Scandinavian bedroom, be sure to remember the basics. Here are a few suggestions on where to get started.

When it comes to sacredness, every other room in a home pales in comparison to the bedroom. The ambiance has the power to captain the energy of the day while also directing its closure. Perhaps, it’s this very sensitivity that illuminates the appeal of Scandinavian-style bedrooms.

People want their bedroom to be calm and relaxing, which is why the Scandinavian style is so popular.

Characterized by fine lines, a love for simplicity, and a disdain for clutter, this Northern European style is a gateway to a daily clean slate. Finding its way into Vogue in the 1950s, the minimalist interior’s devotion to an airy and tidy appearance ultimately incites tranquility—an essential for bedroom spaces. “There aren’t too many shapes or patterns, so it’s very clean” says Benjamin Lineberger, a design representative at Chairish. “People want their bedroom to be calm and relaxing, which is why the Scandinavian style is so popular.”

The clean material ultimately influences your mental state and nothing feels better than an eternal new beginning.

Unlike most minimalist designs, the Scandinavian style is charmed by warmth. Its color palette centers around airy whites and neutrals. Instead of dark tones, hints of light tans and pops of black are preferred. This nod to optimism is telling to the reasons as to why this style is wildly popular in bedrooms. Oftentimes, you’ll hear that one’s room is a direct reflection of their mental state. This couldn’t be more true for a surrounding that takes the blueprint of Scandinavian style. Ultimately, the clean material influences your mental state and nothing feels better than an eternal new beginning.

When curating your Scandinavian bedroom, be sure to remember the basics: warm neutrals, light wood, and clean lines. Here are a few suggestions on where to get started.

Mae Bean Side Table

Whether you want to accessorize with a small plant or need a place to put down the current novel your into, this table offers the soft, wooden element that embodies the signature Scandinavian style.

Dorinda King Solid Wood + Low Profile Platform Bed

A major source of your energy in the bedroom is the bed itself. Discreet and minimal, this bed frame’s clean shape essentially invites a sense of calmness when it’s most needed.

Creative Nordic Bedroom Table Lamp

Clean doesn’t mean boring, and this lamp proves just that. This is a playful take on the traditional lamp shape that still incites a level of calm.

INK + IVY Stockholm Color Block Throw

To add some print without being distracting, consider subtle splashes of color in addition to a bit of color blocking. A throw is an easy way to accessorize and add muted hints of color.

Gold Industrial Clothing Stand

If you’re looking to add some streamlined decoration, consider the way your clothes are exhibited. Adding a hint of metal is also an easy way to add warmth to a space.

Authentic African Mudcloth Pillow Cover

In addition to color and dimension, consider your pillow covers. Mudcloth is sure to add comfort to your bedroom. Moreover, this minimal design says clean-slate all over it.

Set of 3 Black and White Modern Art

If you’re looking to add art that’s not loud, try this set of three. They add color, texture, and warmth without doing too much.

Minimalist Bisque Plant Vase

Plants are a go-to for adding natural, calming elements to one’s space. This vase allows us to add more plant babies to our rooms, without sacrificing style.

Feature Image Credit: Gerog Jensen Terra x My Scandinavian Home

Isiah S. Magsino

Isiah Magsino ventured from the West Coast to NYC to study and pursue a career in journalism. He began his career during his senior year at Fordham University, covering fashion parties for Vogue, and has since ventured into other realms such as luxury travel and wellness. Isiah believes in curating one’s life properly and strives to cultivate a life filled with beauty, patience, and mindfulness.

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