In homes around the world, a fascination with Scandinavian design has completely taken over. And with the bright, clean, fresh look of this type of design and decor, it’s no wonder why people all over the globe are wanting to implement this theme within their own homes.
If you’re someone who’s wanting a little more Scandinavian design elements in your kitchen but aren’t sure where to start, here are some great ways to make your kitchen—the heart of your home—look like a classic Scandinavian kitchen.
One of the most obvious design elements of a Scandinavian kitchen is color. Rather than having bright colors with a lot of pigmentation, Scandinavian kitchens mainly rely on natural, neutral colors that you’d find in nature or that are tints and tones of those same neutral colors.
While you can have some variation in the color scheme of your kitchen, Olivia Heath, a contributor to House Beautiful, recommends that you try to stick with white as much as you can. The more white space you embrace, the more Scandinavian your kitchen will look. So if your current kitchen cabinets aren’t white, this should be one of the first changes you make as you redesign your kitchen.
Cleanliness is one attribute that all Scandinavian-style decor highlights. But for many people, keeping a clean design in the kitchen can be hard, especially with all the food, utensils, and appliances that fill up this space.
To keep your kitchen functional yet free of clutter, Stacey Sheppard, a contributor to Freshome.com, recommends that you try to keep your kitchen accessories to a minimum. For whatever you do need to keep in your kitchen, merely find a way to store things so that they’re out of sight. This might mean getting better organized in your drawers and cupboards so you have more space to store items rather than having things just sitting on your counter.
Eat In The Kitchen
In Scandinavian culture, Chiquit Brammall, a contributor to Houzz.com, shares that there’s something called fika. What this means is that there’s a time during the day where Scandinavians will take a break and enjoy some coffee and a treat while they socialize with others. This way of life is often seen visually in how their kitchens are set up.
To best facilitate this, many Scandinavian kitchens will have an area in the kitchen where you can sit and eat. Now, whether you want an entire eat-in kitchen or just some counter space with bar stools is up to you. But if you truly want a kitchen that reflects Scandinavian design principles, a nod to fika should be included.
To help you create a stunning Scandinavian-inspired kitchen in your home, consider implementing some of the tips mentioned above.