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Are you designing a scandinavian bedroom and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Master Bedroom Main designed by Chelsea Alysa
Master Bedroom MainDesigned by Chelsea Alysa
Light, Bright, and Airy designed by Kate Seymour
Light, Bright, and AiryDesigned by Kate Seymour
Afro Scandinavian designed by Andia Kolakowski
Afro ScandinavianDesigned by Andia Kolakowski
Norwegian Wood Design Challenge designed by Kate Seymour
Norwegian Wood Design ChallengeDesigned by Kate Seymour
Guest Bedroom #2Untitled designed by Lyndsay Gonzalez
Guest Bedroom #2UntitledDesigned by Lyndsay Gonzalez
Bedroom designed by Emily Reist
BedroomDesigned by Emily Reist
Primary Bedroom Mood Board REVISED designed by Kate Lynn Nemett
Primary Bedroom Mood Board REVISEDDesigned by Kate Lynn Nemett
Bedroom designed by Mondae Design
BedroomDesigned by Mondae Design
Rock Pond Bedroom v1 designed by Liz Kirby
Rock Pond Bedroom v1Designed by Liz Kirby
July AC Challenge designed by Heather Hamel
July AC ChallengeDesigned by Heather Hamel
Untitled designed by Camille Hunter
UntitledDesigned by Camille Hunter
Primary Bedroom designed by Sara Kumar
Primary BedroomDesigned by Sara Kumar
Tyra BR Mood designed by Kelley Dowling
Tyra BR MoodDesigned by Kelley Dowling
Untitled designed by Sabrina Hull Ward
UntitledDesigned by Sabrina Hull Ward
Industry West Design Challenge designed by Rebecca Christensen
Industry West Design ChallengeDesigned by Rebecca Christensen
Bedroom Practice designed by Ella Barrios
Bedroom PracticeDesigned by Ella Barrios
H&M Design Challenge designed by Jasmyne Muir
H&M Design ChallengeDesigned by Jasmyne Muir
Bedroom designed by Ashley Harrison
BedroomDesigned by Ashley Harrison
mood: texture + layers designed by Katie Canales
mood: texture + layersDesigned by Katie Canales
Nightstand Styling Guide designed by Emma Kitching
Nightstand Styling GuideDesigned by Emma Kitching
Bedroom Mock Up With Textiles, Artwork & Decor Accessories designed by Emma Kitching
Bedroom Mock Up With Textiles, Artwork & Decor AccessoriesDesigned by Emma Kitching
Bedroom Retreat designed by Lindsey Smida
Bedroom RetreatDesigned by Lindsey Smida
The green room designed by Alex Marie
The green roomDesigned by Alex Marie
Untitled designed by Emmie Leath
UntitledDesigned by Emmie Leath

Design tips for decorating a scandinavian style bedroom

Here’s how to achieve the scandinavian aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a scandinavian bedroom?

Whether you are designing for yourself or someone else, bedrooms should be cozy and comfortable, providing a space to unwind, recharge, and escape the chaos of the world. Even if your typical design style is more maximalist, bedrooms usually lean more minimalist to offer a serene backdrop for a good night’s sleep. Bedroom layouts are also more simple. The square footage of your bedroom and size of your bed frame will typically dictate the best layout.

Whether you're in the process of a bedroom remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:|

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Bedroom walls set the mood for the space. Select a color or pattern that complements the scandinavian style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Bed: The bed is the centerpiece and typical focal point of any bedroom, providing a comfortable and restful place to sleep. It typically includes a mattress, bed frame, and headboard. Your scandinavian style can really shine by selecting bedding (sheets, duvet covers, and pillows) that match the aesthetic.
  • Nightstands: Nightstands (or bedside tables) are small tables or cabinets placed on either side of the bed. They provide a convenient surface for placing bedside lamps, alarm clocks, books, and other personal items. Pro tip: Bedside tables should be placed 2-4 inches from the bed frame and no more than 24 inches deep (any deeper and it can be pretty uncomfortable to get in and out of bed). If you choose to add a table lamp or a sconce, keep in mind the depth of the light to ensure you have enough space on the bedside table.
  • Area Rug: It’s common to include an area rug in a bedroom for extra warmth and coziness. There are three common layout options for rugs in the bedroom. Option 1, place the bed and nightstands entirely on the rug. Option 2, place ⅔ of the bed on the rug, with 24 inches extending beyond the sides of the bed. Option 3, place two runners along each side of the bed (the runners should be wider than the bedside tables, if possible).
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Typically in a bedroom, you’d want a flush surface mount or chandelier on the ceiling and wall-mounted sconces or table lamps on each side of the bed. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: In bedrooms, window treatments are not just design statements. They help promote a restful sleep environment, while also adding a layer of privacy and warmth. Opting for blackout or heavy, lined curtains can enhance these effects, making them perfect for ensuring comfort and tranquility. Don’t forget a curtain rod!
  • Scandinavian Bedroom Decor: From accent pillows and throw blankets to bedside table lamps and wall art, bedroom accessories should be both functional and decorative. Coordinate the color and pattern with the overall bedroom color scheme and scandinavian style to bring your design vision to life.

Get creative and have fun with your scandinavian bedroom! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Bedroom.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a scandinavian bedroom design?

Scandinavian interior design is known for its simplicity, functionality, and connection to nature. Scandinavia most commonly refers to Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Renowned for its minimalist aesthetic and clean lines, it is deeply rooted in the Nordic principle of creating light-filled, airy environments that evoke a sense of calm and comfort.

To achieve a Scandinavian bedroom, start by cultivating an atmosphere that feels open and bright. Opt for a soft, neutral color palette that includes shades of white, beige, and gray to serve as a tranquil backdrop for your space. White walls not only amplify the natural light but also create a canvas for adding depth and interest through texture and subtle contrasts. Incorporate natural materials like light wood, leather, and wool to create a cozy and comfortable environment. Scandi furniture is elegantly simple and designed with both form and function in mind (and yes, Ikea has brought this Swedish design principal to the masses).

Decor in a Scandinavian home should be understated. You may be familiar with the concept of Hygge, a Danish word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality (it’s commonly used to refer to Scandinavian design). This can be introduced through soft lighting, plush textiles, greenery, and personal touches that make your space feel inviting and lived-in. Floor lamps are characteristic of Scandinavian spaces. The Scandinavian style creates a serene and clutter-free space that's both modern and homely, reflecting the Nordic lifestyle's focus on simplicity and wellbeing.

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