It's no secret that we love the minimal elegance of Scandinavian style. The hallmarks of the look—white painted walls, pale woods, black accents, cozy textiles and tons of gray—are solid basics to admire (or build off of for something a little funkier). This Northern European aesthetic speaks to the dark days of winter the region is known for, creating as much light inside when it's in short supply outside the windows. Dashes of color (like bright canary yellow) are reminders that spring will indeed on day return. To celebrate our love of the look, we've collected Scandi-inspired living rooms from Sweden, Denmark, Colorado, California, and beyond that have a perfect balance of clean minimalism and inviting hygge.
Re-edited from a post that originally appeared 01.14.2017. - AH