10 things Scandinavian home design can teach us

September 17, 2014

When it comes to design and architecture, the Scandinavian look has become one associated with crisp, minimal forms and light, muted colors that North American homes might want to emulate.


What exactly are the specific typologies that make Scandinavian design what it is? Freshome offers a list of ten characteristics that evoke the aesthetic of this European region near and on the arctic circle. These include the use of neutral colors, natural and eco-friendly materials, light wooden floors, and not taking sunlight for granted as it may be unavailable for 60 days straight in the cold, arctic winters.


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