Scandinavian style furniture

Think of the image that comes to mind when I say Scandinavian furniture? Most people will immediately think of IKEA. IKEA has become a favored brand for families across the world.  But Scandinavian furniture extends beyond IKEA.

Scandinavian furniture is a genre of home décor that is associated with minimalistic, functional and clean designs. Scandinavian home décor originated in 1950’s as a means to add light during the harsh, cold Nordic winter. The Scandinavian décor has manifested in many forms of futuristic designs as if inspired by Star Wars. The furniture has clean simple lines. The new age Scandinavian designers are adding a pop of color to make their furniture more interesting and appealing to the youth.scandinavia1

Let’s look at some examples of Scandinavian furniture:

The vintage signature grandfather rocking chair has taken an amazing modern twist in this photograph. The colors are eye catching and the overall picture is very modern. Notice the lack of clutter. It’s not an outside bet to think that they will all be of this amazing quality


This reclining chair from Swedish furniture designer Varier is a show stopper. Scandinavian furniture is often ergonomically designed. This means that the furniture is designed keeping in mind the most comfortable postures for the human spine.



The green color on this comfortable looking chaise lounge is breath-taking. The chaise lounge is both functional and designer. These are a perfect addition to any modern home. These are light in weight making them easy to move around.

Graphic patterns are being used extensively in Scandinavian décor and furniture. Small diamond and square patterns in a multitude of colors are changing the face of Scandinavian furniture – high rollers will feel at home straight away. It is now time to indulge in some Scandinavian décor.

Scandinavian furniture are quite different to e.g. Canadian furniture.

Colour Trend: Emerald Green Furniture!

furniture emerald_greenPantone has recently declared Emerald Green as the ‘Colour of the Year 2013’ and the green colour is now a rage in the home décor arena as well. If the year 2012 was all about white décor, this year it is a mix of black and white and Emerald green. So if you are looking to change a few pieces of furniture, it is good to buy one in this brilliant shade of green.

Green is the most abundant colour found in nature. It is the colour that we see most prominently and it has a soothing and calming effect on our nervous system. This is why people often take to treks in the mountains and jungle safaris, to become one with nature. Emerald green colour furniture will bring you one step closer to nature without wandering off into the wild. You can also find this vibrant colour on casino games tables like roulette, blackjack or craps.

Here is a collection of inspiration on how you can introduce the colour to your home:

  1. Combine the two trends for 2013 – large floral and emerald green. Look for upholstered floral printed chairs, cushions, sofas and lounges in shades of green with the darkest shade being emerald green.
  2. A green framed mirror can add spunk even to the most nondescript rooms. Combine an emerald green mirror frame with white décor from last year for a fresh feel.
  3. Emerald green in a vintage look works very well for those who are afraid to experiment with bright colours. Look for cabinets, chests and drawers in emerald green with hardware in gold for a vintage effect and a rustic twist to the colour.
  4. Finally, if you are interested in changing the headboard for your bed, invest in an emerald green one. Not only will the colour help you sleep better, it will also help you feel closer to nature right in your bedroom.

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