Although the rigor of the lines and the essential design define it further it is not to be associated with a cold and impersonal tendency. On the contrary, the Scandinavian style makes each room unique thanks to the Nordic-inspired details, ideal for making any place welcoming, relaxing and refined.
At the base of this form of expression of furnishing there is a deep bond with nature, strongly respected and emphasized. It is no coincidence that the Scandinavian style is very attentive to interior spaces as well as external ones. Furthermore, the protagonist material is wood, rarely altered and used, almost in purity, both indoors and outdoors.
Countries like Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland are notoriously "environmentally friendly", and, in addition to being the result of the mix that led to the creation of the Scandinavian / Nordic style, they are among the nations most dedicated to recycling of materials to the procedure leading to the manufacture of the furniture. All this is obviously reflected also in the design of their homes, of their public places, clubs, schools, offices and so on.
The Scandinavian style is therefore very green, functional, innovative and sustainable. Other fundamental peculiarities are related to the importance attributed to shapes, product lines and furniture, and to the practical role reserved for each element. In terms of colors, the choice of colors sees white predominate over everything, especially to compensate for the lack of intense and natural light typical of the North for a good part of the year, frequently contrasting it with black and shades of gray.
Despite this chromatic essentiality there is no danger of finding oneself immersed in cold and not very personal environments: the wooden details, the insertion of stone elements (often visible), points of light and above all the inevitable presence of green - plants must never be lacking even indoors - they ensure that every place is welcoming, airy, well-maintained and comfortable. Other shades are also frequently used between furnishings and fabrics, always however tenuous and wisely balanced and harmoniously distributed. Generally it is the light blue, beige, pastel pink, turquoise, yellow and sometimes also orange or red.
The basic balance must be natural, resulting pure and warm at the same time. In essence, the Scandinavian style, despite being structured on the basis of harsh northern temperatures, never appears cold. The rooms are made brighter as possible by white, with multiple lights strategically placed in every corner of the room and, often, by large windows.
Another essential trait of the Scandinavian style is linked to the fabrics: to make an environment tidy but also full of comfort, comfortable seats are used, from the ottoman sofas (combined with tables and practical and beautiful design elements) completed by curtains, cushions , blankets and carpets (usually of raw cotton, felt, wool or short-haired polyester).
From the floors, natural and in most cases in wood, to the white walls, from touches of light to those of green, from the sought-after chromatic details (design objects, frames, objects etc) to the insertion -not only-functional of bookcases and shelves (in unfinished wood or metal, never anything shiny or unnatural) up to the comfortable cushions and soft fabrics, the Scandinavian style is ideal to make any room, orderly, harmonious and welcoming. As well as unmistakable.