There is no question that the Swedish style is often used for decorating the interior of houses. The refined elegance, casual appearance, and slightly aged appear to have universal appeal.
A Swedish artist, Carl Larsson, is generally credited with popularizing the style of decorating. The style is also heavily influenced by Scandinavia’s weather and light. Long dreary winters with early sunset and a lack of natural light commanded a requirement to bring the lightness indoors.
Swedish Home Decor Style
- Anything airy, light, pale, and bright are popular with Swedish style decors. Floors, pale walls, and furnishings reflect the lighting, interiors decorated with this style are calm, cheerful, and warm even on the darkest winter days.
- Walls, flooring, furniture, and accessories are stained or painted in pale tones of cream, soft green, pale pink, white, soft yellow, and dove grey. These surfaces are accentuated with gold and red.
- Following white, blue is the color most often for Swedish style interiors. The tone emits the feeling of a fresh day and coordinates with all the colors of palette or reflects.
- Against the clean white floor, accents of red look exciting and bold in Swedish interiors. The color is found in the wallpaper, fabrics, stripes, and floral prints.
- Simple woven, textured white cloths of cotton or linen are typical. Stripes textures, checks, and plaids add more color.
- Patterns used in Swedish decorating are often color on a white base. Small floral prints contain a lot of white areas. Checks, stripes, and plaids are always white and one other color.