Swedish Home Decor Blogs And Scandinavian Style

Since co-founding Inredningsvis in February 2012, I’ve seen more than my fair share of Swedish home decor blogs. I’ve also become more aware of the concept of Scandinavian style, and how some bloggers are able to incorporate these design concepts into their blogs.

Both Maria and I have spent a lot of time on the design and layout of Inredningsvis, so that it too presents a true Swedish blog face to the world.

So, in this post I’m going to try to explain a little about the characteristics of Scandinavian / Swedish style, and how we have used these elements with Inredningsvis – the Swedish interior design, decor and inspiration blog that we’re both very proud of.

Let’s start with basic Scandinavian style.

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Swedish Home Decor Blogs and Scandinavian style

Simplicity, functionality, minimalism, affordability, clean beauty, subtle class. These are the main characteristics that define Scandinavian style, home decor, and interior design.

Take this typical Swedish living room for example. There’s nothing particularly extravagant about it. The room is unassuming, clean, and simple. Even the beautiful tile fireplace in the corner blends in surruptitiously with the walls behind. However, this minimalistic Swedish home decor gives the room a calm feeling. It’s open and fresh.

With Inredningsvis, we use a lot of white, off-white, and greys. These shades are like the walls of this living room. We used these colours as our background for the blog to emulate this calm, airy, and uncluttered feeling.

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In Swedish home design, you rarely see vast differences in decor in different rooms. The style of the living room in the apartment below flows freely into the kitchen and dining room area.

We try to have this same design concept in mind on our main index page.

How? We always display a first blog post in its entirety, and subsequent posts as excerpts with thumbnail images. But instead of breaking the flow between these with ads, thick black lines, or other unnecessary details, we simply use a thin light grey line. This subtlety is our way of creating flow. We’ve also seen this design concept copied in a number of other Swedish home decor blogs.

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Details matter in Swedish home decor, blogs, and design

Have a good look at this lovely Swedish kitchen below. Now, imagine the same room without the lamp shades, antique chairs, and without the retro kitchen details. Boring, right? These small details are subtle, but they make all the difference here.

Attention to detail is an important part of maintaining quality on a true Swedish home decor blog. Beautiful images are important, but have you noticed in almost all of our posts, our images are the same width? This is no accident :) We also try to keep consistency in our headers, sub-headers, and fonts. These may seem like small details, but they really do account for that Swedish / Scandinavian style on a blog.

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Accent colour in decor, accent colour on a decor blog

In this living room, the key element that gives it a lift is the use of an accent colour – in this case, pink. If you imagine the room without the pink shades, it appears almost clinical. However, the pink decor here gives the room some charm, class, and feminitity, without but still adheres to the subtlety and simplicity that is Swedish / Scandinavian style.

With Inredningsvis, we’ve used this exact same principle when it comes to accent colours. All of our links in blog articles are displayed with “inredningsvis pink” – a custom colour we chose early in the design process.

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The best Swedish home decor blog and Scandinavian Style: Conclusion

Swedish design is all about keeping things simple, clean, beautiful, but very subtle. You can see these design principles in all forms of Scandinavian design, including furniture, home decor, and fashion.

We’ve tried to incorporate these these principles to create the best Swedish home decor blog we can, in Inredningsvis.

Perhaps some of these ideas could be used in your blog too?

Have a great day!

/Jon

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32 Responses to Swedish Home Decor Blogs And Scandinavian Style

  1. Tess - Svengelska Huset Friday, November 8, 2013 at 07:03 #

    Vilket bra inlägg :)
    Jag älskar den svenska/ skandinaviska stilen. Den är verkligen fab!
    Jag är gift med en engelsman och familj och vänner till honom som kommer och hälsar på oss här tycker att alla här har så fint hemma. Haha! Och det är ju faktiskt nästan helt sant. Svenska hem är ofta både personliga och spännande. Mycket fina detaljer som man kan vila ögonen på :)

    • Maria Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 18:55 #

      AWWW TACK det gjorde min dag:) ha en fin vecka LOVE M

  2. Miss Twiggy Friday, November 8, 2013 at 10:15 #

    these interiors are divine…especially that last one…
    xx
    http://littlemisstwiggy.blogspot.com/2013/11/sparkly-nails.html

    • Maria Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 18:56 #

      Thanks SO much pretty:) XO

  3. Lilli Friday, November 8, 2013 at 11:38 #

    Reading this post was very interesting, I love Swedish home decor and how you built the blog design too, inspired by that. Simplicity and the attention to details are one of my fav elements, as well as the very bright and light space Scandinavian style got. Have a good weekend Maria and Jon! xo

    • Maria Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 18:56 #

      AWW thanks SO much Lilli Im so glad you liked it:) XO

  4. kimbim Friday, November 8, 2013 at 12:54 #

    Am so loving the entire settings. The decor,furniture is so enticing.
    How about we be each other’s readers on Gfc bloglovin and g+ Cheers.
    http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Maria Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 18:57 #

      Of course I follow dear:) XO

  5. Stoffisen Friday, November 8, 2013 at 18:48 #

    Det är så roligt att se hur ni skriver era inlägg.
    Praktiska Jon förklarar så bra :)

    Bra inlägg som vanligt.

    • Maria Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 18:58 #

      haha TACK Stoffis vi är glada att du gillar och tycker J är praktisk:) LOVE

  6. miss b Friday, November 8, 2013 at 19:27 #

    I really like these bright, light spaces and i especially like the pink accessories in the last room.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Maria Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 18:58 #

      Thanks so much we are so happy you like it:) XO

  7. Adela Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 13:54 #

    I love how everything is light and spacious.
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

    • Maria Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 18:58 #

      Yes i love the light to:) LOVE

  8. Mari Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 15:55 #

    i lvoe this interior…

    From Sweden…http://emiliasalentoeffettomoda.altervista.org/kansla-of-sweden/
    grazie

    Mari

    • Maria Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 18:59 #

      Thanks dear:) XO

  9. Akaleistar Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 02:03 #

    Beautiful rooms!

  10. Bettum Villa Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 19:25 #

    Nydelig og ren stil!! Selv er jeg vel litt mer varm og maksimalistisk i stilretning :). Takk for kommentar inne hos meg.
    Klem Madelén

  11. the caked crusader Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 21:48 #

    Love the corner heaters and lighting

  12. Wear Wild | Sara Salah Monday, November 11, 2013 at 10:06 #

    amazing pics & huge inspiration <3<3

    I´ve always loved Swedish style…

    xoxo

  13. AdriBoho Closet Monday, November 11, 2013 at 16:06 #

    Very beautiful!! ♥♥ http://adribohocloset.blogs.elle.es

  14. Katherine Monday, November 11, 2013 at 21:25 #

    I love this style! You can’t find a fireplace like that in a North American home, unfortunately. And I’m in love with the pink accents in the living room! You have impeccable taste and an amazing blog!

    http://scallopedandbows.blogspot.ca

  15. Michelle @ Full Belly, Worn Soles Monday, November 11, 2013 at 21:49 #

    I LOVE Swedish design. The fireplace in that first picture is to die for. Thanks for the design inspiration!

    http://www.fullbellywornsoles.com

  16. Alicia Monday, November 11, 2013 at 22:55 #

    Love that last photo! :)
    ~Alicia
    eastcoastwestcoastfashion.blogspot.com

  17. Chrissabella Monday, November 11, 2013 at 23:34 #

    Great pictures and interior ideas!

    Greetings from London,

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

  18. Peter @ Feed Your Soul Too Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 02:33 #

    Came by to check out your blog. Really nice and I love how you present your ideas.

  19. Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 00:19 #

    I’ve always had a fascination with home decor and I’m really loving this style. Lovely blog! :)

  20. Angela Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 12:15 #

    I absolutely love the last picture.

    xx Angela
    http://www.bouncingbrunette.wordpress.com

  21. Mafalda Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 16:23 #

    My husband and I have bought a new flat and we’re currently kitchen hunting. We’re definitely going for a white and frosted glass kitchen, I think it will look lovely with a light slaty grey floor.
    These pictures are very inspirational, if only I could take a magic wand and use them to decorate my future flat…
    Mafalda ❤
    http://www.mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

  22. Gina Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 00:15 #

    GASP! These rooms are GORG!

    Xo,
    Gina
    http://eastcoastwestcoastfashion.blogspot.com/

  23. Copterman Friday, November 22, 2013 at 11:42 #

    Hejsan

    Fina bilder och fint inredda rum. Lite mycket vitt, men det är ok ändå. Jag gillar rätt mycket färger.

  24. Anneli Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 12:31 #

    Wauw – superfint!! Tycker t o m jag som har noll intresse för inredning och design. Men hos oss skulle det se ut sådär i ca 25 sek tills hundar, ungar och arbetsgubbar intagit rummen :)

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