27 Scandinavian Living Rooms for Nordic Inspired Design

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The appeal of Scandinavian living rooms reaches much farther than the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. Around the world, many people adore Scandi style home decor. Our guide is here to help bring you inspiration as you design your dream Scandi living room. These nordic living room ideas will help you create a beautiful living room that works for every member of your home.

The living room is one of the most important rooms in the home. It’s where we spend time with our loved ones, watch movies, sip our morning coffee, and perhaps enjoy some quality time alone. At a minimum, your living room should have a great sofa, a practical coffee table, and perhaps an accent chair or side table. Beyond that, you’ll need to consider whether you want a living room rug, a table lamp, overhead lighting, a television, and more.

Scandinavian Living Rooms

If you are interested in Scandinavian interior design, you already know that this style of Nordic decor is influenced by minimalism and practicality.

Scandi decor is all about using furniture that takes a simple form and decorative objects that are also highly functional. There’s rarely any frivolity to nordic style homes – everything is simple and has a purpose.

These gorgeous Scandinavian living rooms will exemplify the core Scandinavian decorating principles. You’ll find simple gray sofas, creamy white decor, and pops of Scandinavian blue.

Pampas Grass Coffee Table Centerpiece

Pampas grass is a very popular neutral decorative accent that you can use almost anywhere in your home. Here three stems have been placed in a spherical glass vase to create a Scandi coffee table centerpiece. A good tip is to always use flower stems in groups of odd numbers – 3, 5, and 7 for example!

Faux Fur Stool

A faux fur stool adds extra seating and serves as an interesting accent piece in this Americanized Scandi living room design.

Samantha Gluck

White Slipcovered Sofa and White Coffee Table

This is an example of a nordic-inspired living room design – a white slipcovered sofa, black floor lamp, beige walls, and round white coffee table work together harmoniously.

Pink and Blue Colorful Throw Pillows

You can incorporate subtle pops of color in your living room like this space which has pink and blue throw pillows tossed on the sofa.

Block Marble Table


Black Wall Sconce Lighting

Black minimalist lighting fixtures seem to be the most popular choice for Scandinavian home lighting decor.


Beige Sofa

This warm Scandinavian living room has lots of charm.

Sara Medina Lind

Black and White Striped Rug


Minimalist Line Art for Walls

Minimalist line art of various sizes works to form this beautiful gallery wall. This is one of my favorite Scandinavian living room feature wall ideas!

Nesting Coffee Table


Black Leather Butterfly Chair


Geometric Glass Coffee Table


Gray Velvet Sofa

The gray velvet sofa in this living room gives it an upscale and sophisticated vibe.


Black Marble Coffee Table

The black marble coffee table in this living room is eye catching, but so is the black and white accent wall. Scandinavian living room paint colors include black, gray, white, and cream.


Arc Floor Lamp


Gallery Wall Art

This is a great example of a Scandinavian living room feature wall with multiple artworks and graphics displayed in black, white and wood frames.


Gray Sectional Sofa


Beni Ourain Rug

This minimalist Scandinavian living room has a sprawling Beni Ourain rug to keep things cozy and comfortable.

Bo Bedre

Bohemian Scandinavian Decor


White Coffee Table

Farah Prochaska

Exposed Wood Ceiling Beams

The exposed wood beams on the ceiling of this rustic Scandinavian living room make for a cozy interior.

Pink Sofa

This is another great example of decorating with muted colors in Scandinavian homes. This pale pink sofa looks beautiful inside this Scandinavian living space.

Floor Poof


Faux Fur Chair

The Key Item

White Marble Coffee Table

Homey Oh My

Black Leather Sofa

Pella Hedeby

Ceramic Vases on Coffee Table

You can decorate with beautiful ceramic vase on your coffee table. Leave them empty for a minimal look. I love the Matisse Blue Nude print on the wall of this living room, too.

I would be so happy to spend time in any of these gorgeous Scandinavian living rooms. I hope you enjoyed this post and found the inspiration you were looking for to complete your own design project! We have many more Scandinavian design ideas on Pinterest right here.

More Scandinavian Decor Guides by Room

Keep reading our other Scandinavian decor and design guides for different rooms in your home:

Happy curating!

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