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Are you designing a scandinavian office 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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Bookshelf Styling designed by Erin Strasen
Bookshelf StylingDesigned by Erin Strasen
Office Mood Board designed by Hethre Strickland
Office Mood BoardDesigned by Hethre Strickland
Vibe Board designed by Holly Wampler
Vibe BoardDesigned by Holly Wampler
Untitled designed by Lisa Slusher
UntitledDesigned by Lisa Slusher
Eric Office designed by Jennifer Malinas
Eric OfficeDesigned by Jennifer Malinas
Office Rendering designed by Marissa Eleccion
Office RenderingDesigned by Marissa Eleccion
Untitled designed by Bella Gandara
UntitledDesigned by Bella Gandara
entryway right side designed by Luzan Prinsloo
entryway right sideDesigned by Luzan Prinsloo
Coffee Table Decor HK Roses designed by Jessica Lim
Coffee Table Decor HK RosesDesigned by Jessica Lim
Untitled designed by Savannah Durbin
UntitledDesigned by Savannah Durbin
Untitled designed by Katie Harms
UntitledDesigned by Katie Harms
Untitled designed by Rosalie Barnett
UntitledDesigned by Rosalie Barnett
Basement Office designed by Alivia Korsun
Basement OfficeDesigned by Alivia Korsun
SPOAK GIFT EXCHANGE WISHLIST designed by Victoria Nuguid
SPOAK GIFT EXCHANGE WISHLISTDesigned by Victoria Nuguid
Closet designed by Channing Nichols
ClosetDesigned by Channing Nichols
Living Room designed by Lindsey Renner
Living RoomDesigned by Lindsey Renner
PRIMARY BEDROOM MOCKUP 2 designed by Tina Robinson
PRIMARY BEDROOM MOCKUP 2Designed by Tina Robinson
Untitled designed by Nikkie Veach
UntitledDesigned by Nikkie Veach
homework designed by Amanda Tallerico
homeworkDesigned by Amanda Tallerico
Guest Room Office 2 designed by Melissa Kao
Guest Room Office 2Designed by Melissa Kao
Untitled designed by Caitlin Widener
UntitledDesigned by Caitlin Widener
Other Mood Board designed by Jenn Sherman
Other Mood BoardDesigned by Jenn Sherman
Small Office 2 designed by Jamie Moon
Small Office 2Designed by Jamie Moon
South Wall designed by Meg Day
South WallDesigned by Meg Day

Design tips for decorating a scandinavian style office

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

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

The design of your workspace can be as crucial to your productivity as your morning cup of coffee. Whether you're carving out a corner in an open-concept living room or in the process of a remodel to create a dedicated office space, these are our tips to help you create a space that works (pun intended) for you:

  • Desk & Chair: The cornerstone of any office, your desk provides a designated workspace for your computer, monitor, books, and other essentials. It often serves as the focal point of an office or study, so place it where it best suits your workflow, ideally near natural light to boost mood and productivity.
  • Bookshelves or Storage: Every office needs storage. The material you choose for your storage can really help lean into the desired scandinavian style of your workspace.
  • Seating: Extra seating options, like an accent armchair, or sofa can add a cozy touch and provide a spot for guests or a change of scenery for you. Position these to encourage conversation without disrupting your work zone.
  • Area Rug: An area rug adds warmth and can define a workspace within a larger room. Place it under your desk and chair to anchor the space, ensuring it's large enough to allow for easy chair movement.
  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the office and 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 behind the desk to serve as a focal point.
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. A desk lamp is common for those late work nights burning the midnight oil. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light and provide privacy but also serve to tie the room's design together. They offer an opportunity to inject color, texture, and pattern into the living space, making it more inviting and personalized. Whether flowing and sheer for a light, airy feel or rich and textured for a more luxurious look, curtains play a pivotal role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the office. Don’t forget the curtain rod!

Remember, the best office design is one that reflects your personal work style and needs. Experiment with different arrangements until you find the perfect balance of functionality and comfort. If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on Home Office Design.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a scandinavian office 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 office, 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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