Published on April 14, 2016

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Photography by MY SCANDINAVIAN HOME

We’ve long admired the clean cut aesthetic and effortless simplicity of Scandinavian design. So when it came to picking out our favorites narrowing the choices down was a little tricky. Presenting in no particular order, 50 of our favorite Scandinavian spaces and why.

Patterned wood flooring provide a pleasant contrast against the soft gray walls of this elegant space.

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Photography by SF GIRL BY BAY

From the leather sofa to the colorfully patterned floor piece, there are no shortage of vibrant details in this eye-catching living room! Note how the more bold shades are concentrated within the center of the room, while the muted pastels are clustered around the back to provide a more cohesive flow among the influx of colors.

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Photography by DUST JACKET ATTIC

Blush-toned florals instantly brighten up the black and white details of this cozy living room.

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Photography by VEE SPEERS @SIGNE BUNDGAARD

Inside this gray-washed living room a carefully curated and structured gallery wall sets a defining element to the decor.

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Photography by MY SCANDINAVIAN HOME

This stunning two-toned room proves that an accent wall in a captivating shade can make up for a lack of elements elsewhere.

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Photography by Daniella Witte for Nya Hem

A flawless combo of white and wood, filtered with muted pastels and simple patterns.

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Photography by STYLE-FILES.COM

A wooden floor and matching ceiling instill a bucolic backdrop for the minimalist elements of this serene bedroom.

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Photography by MIKKAL ADSBøL FOR BO BEDRE

A massive plant captures the eye yet feels much like an effortlessly chic and integral aspect of this Scandinavian room.

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Photography by Homes And Gardens

When it comes to the little ones, an abundance of color and pattern are a major plus!

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Photography by femina via http://nordicdesign.ca/

Inside this minimalist Swedish cabin, a muted decor scheme allows for the polished log details to function as the center of the room’s focus.

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Photography by Nordic Design

Recreate this Scandi-chic reading nook in your own space with an enveloping seat coupled with cozy textures and a side table.

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Photography by anders bergstedt via entrancemakleri.se

White on white subway tiles lend an ever-so-softest hint of contrast to this monochromatic kitchen.

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Photography by 101 Woonideeën

Two very vibrant and powerful shades fuse in effortless harmony in this mid-century mod living room. The secret? A whitewashed space with soft gray floors and a minimalist approach to the decor.

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Photography by NORDIC DESIGN

Inside this whitewashed patio nook, an eclectic assortment of linen throw pillows and vibrant greens complement the natural aesthetic of the room.

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Photography by HELENA BLOMQVIST VIA LANTLIV

Rustic meets Scandinavian design inside this bucolic kitchen, where an eclectic assortment of textures and finishes contribute to the charming aesthetic of the space.

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Photography by ONLY DECO LOVE

A black-washed accent wall makes for quite an impressive and impromptu entry for the space that lacks one.

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Photography by Daniella Witte

A modest living room setup composed of a mere handful of essentials would not be complete without a statement floor piece.

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Photography by DUST JACKET ATTIC

Saturated pastels instantly brighten up the sleek, mid-century modern furnishings of this Nordic flat.

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Photography by ELLE GERMANY

For the room composed of clean cut lines and a reserved decor scheme, overly textured elements or eye-catching wall art are always a must.

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Photography by VOGUE.AU

A potted fiddle leaf fig tree inspires an organic detail within the exclusively Scandinavian details of this ultra chic living room.

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Photography by MY PARADISSI

Inside this dual-toned living room, exotic textiles and bold textures make up for a lack of color.

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Photography by PETER FEHRENTZ

For the fearlessly colorful space, utilize patterns to instill moments of relief within the overly saturated scheme.

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Photography by HOME DESIGN ETC.

Inside this charming whitewashed bedroom, stonewashed linens provide just about all the texture the room could ever need.

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Photography by JONAS VON DER HU

There’s no such thing as having too many colors in a single room so long as they are of a generally similar tone or style.

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Photography by KRISTOFER JOHNSSON FOR ELLE DECORATION UK

A soothing shade of royal blue is reserved for the statement furnishings of this mod living room, creating a luxurious inviting aesthetic.

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Photography by anders bergstedt via entrancemakleri.se

A muted pairing of decorative elements accentuated by earthy details inspire warmth to this makeshift bedroom closet.

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Photography by HOUSE BEAUTIFUL UK

A playfully pink sofa complements the soft lilac wall paint while the sleek copper coffee table instills a more mature vibe to the design.

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Photography by SMARTFURNITURE.COM

Further proof that a black and white decor palette can be just as exciting as one with color. Daring wall art and fresh florals strongly encouraged.

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Photography by PRUE MCMILLAN FOR NORSU

A muted aesthetic is elevated by a modest handful of subtly patterned accents and pops of color.

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Photography by MAISON-DECO.COM

A minty color block lends a stylish element and a much-needed pop of color to this whitewashed home office.

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Photography by La Tazzina Blu

A flawless example of a Scandinavian design scheme earmarked for the little ones. We can’t get enough of the playful wall patterns and color block!

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Photography by VIAPLATTEN.DE

A matte wall paint emulates the Scandinavian mantra of ‘more is less’.

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Photography by MY SCANDINAVIAN HOME

Intricately designed crown moldings complement the old-world elegance of this subtly gray-washed space.

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Photography by PINTEREST

A hanging chair coupled with a cozy pillow and throw complete this modestly decked space.

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Photography by DOMAIN.AU

A pared down color scheme fits right in with the minimalist design scheme of this dining room.

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Photography by anders bergstedt via entrancemakleri.se

A lone hanging bulb above the dining table challenges all conventions of traditional lighting. Consider it clean cut minimalism at its best.

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Photography by BLOGLOVIN

Multi-colored chairs lend a light-hearted note to the stark white details of this dining room.

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Photography by MYSCANDINAVIANHOME.COM

Incorporate a more masculine aesthetic into a space by opting for smokey furnishings of various styles and makes.

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Photography by BLOGLOVIN

A wood-paneled ceiling adds plenty of charm and character to this exclusively contemporary space.

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Photography by ALEC HEMER FOR LONNY MAGAZINE

An inverted color block lends a dynamic characteristic to an otherwise stark space.

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Photography by NORDIC DESIGN

A wooden door extends an earthy element to an otherwise modern decor scheme.

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Photography by NORDIC DESIGN

A space carved out for the firewood below the fireplace inspires a rustic touch to the streamlined details of this dining room.

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Photography by THE STYLE FILES

A wildly textured landing pad of a monochrome scheme extends warmth throughout the whitewashed furnishings of this Scandinavian space.

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Photography by PINTEREST

For the ultimate modern entry, deck the space with a daring color block and a statement console.

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Photography by THE DESIGN CHASER

All eyes on the surreally whitewashed dining table set which coincidentally manages to steal the spotlight from the remaining elements of the room.

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Photography by ALVHEMMAKLERI.SE

Inside this Scandinavian studio a lack of the superfluous helps manage the flow of room as well as its furnishings.

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Photography by MY SCANDINAVIAN HOME

Soft wooden details fit right in with the stark white makeup of this Nordic kitchen filled with a natural assortment of decorative details.