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Cozy Scandinavian style home design with crisp white walls, contemporary leather couch, and minimalistic room design.
How to Decorate in a Cozy Scandinavian Style
September 25, 2020

Decorating shouldn’t be about making a fashion statement. It should be about finding your happy place! This is the philosophy of the cozy Scandinavian decor style known as “hygge” (Danish for happy and cozy).

Hygge embraces minimalism and simplicity to foster a sense of tranquility. Think log cabins, coffee nooks, and cups of cocoa! And the best part? It’s cheap and easy to add some Scandinavian vibes to any room.

Here are a few ways you can add a cozy Scandinavian feel to your home.

Spacious Scandinavian living room with cozy accent blankets and pillows, wooden side tables, and a minimalistic fireplace with wood burning.

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Spacious Scandinavian living room with cozy accent blankets and pillows, wooden side tables, and a minimalistic fireplace with wood burning.

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Quiet Colors

Quiet Colors

Cozy Scandinavian hygge is about being happy with what you have and not going to extremes. Quieting any loud colors or patterns can instantly create a calm vibe.

Start by removing any non-neutral colors and create a palette of whites, blacks, and browns. From there, introduce some simple pastel tones like soft orange, yellow, blue, and green for a bit more depth.

Rustic concrete fireplace, floor to wall windows, and cozy blankets side of a warm Scandinavian living room.

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Rustic concrete fireplace, floor to wall windows, and cozy blankets side of a warm Scandinavian living room.

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Add a Fireplace

Add a Fireplace

You can’t have a cozy Scandinavian living room without a fire to snuggle up to. But don’t stop with roasting a few logs. Add plenty of candles to complete the vibe.

If you don’t have a fireplace, play the fireplace loop on Netflix (it’s surprisingly comforting!). You can also replace candles with a string of twinkle lights.

Minimalistic bathroom design with bamboo vessel sink, white herringbone tile backsplash, and matte black accents.
Minimalistic bathroom design with bamboo vessel sink, white herringbone tile backsplash, and matte black accents.

Turn Your Bathroom Into a Sanctuary

Turn Your Bathroom Into a Sanctuary

Scandinavians have home saunas to help them escape the cold. You might not be able to go that far, but you can turn your bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary.

First, get rid of any cold spots. Cold bathrooms in the winter are the worst! Add a space heater and turn it on for a few minutes before you start your bathroom routine.

Next, add some aromatherapy with an essential oil diffuser. They’re cheap, they smell great, and they’re incredibly relaxing.

Finally, replace some of the bleak whites with wooden décor. One easy way to make your bathroom look like a Scandinavian spa is with a bamboo vessel sink. The rich wood color brings out the feel of a spa retreat nestled in the mountains.

Scandinavian designed shelf with natural elements, wooden bowls, foliage, and antique books.

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Scandinavian designed shelf with natural elements, wooden bowls, foliage, and antique books.

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Natural Elements

Natural Elements

Don’t be afraid to upcycle or incorporate antiques. You’ll probably want to add a lot of fuzzy blankets and flannel prints too.

Add enough natural elements to keep you thinking that there’s a forest just out your front door. Wood, pinecones, animal and landscape artwork—it all brings nature a little closer.

Minimalistic Scandinavian living room with a rustic shiplap accent wall and cozy furniture with knitted blankets.

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Minimalistic Scandinavian living room with a rustic shiplap accent wall and cozy furniture with knitted blankets.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.overstock.com

Simplify Simplify Simplify

Simplify Simplify Simplify

As soon as you over-complicate, your hygge dream will vanish. Remove whatever doesn’t need to be there, and clean up any clutter.

And don’t just shove it into a closet. The hygge style isn’t only about what you can see. It’s about the way you feel too. When you simplify and embrace this minimalist style, your home won’t just look cozy—it will inspire contentment.

Ready to give your home a hygge hug? Start by choosing the room that’s easiest to decorate in the cozy Scandinavian style. If you have a fireplace, start from there. If not, try decorating a hygge bathroom. Before you know it, every day at home will be a cozy escape!