Style Development & History
About Scandinavian Virtual Staging
Scandinavian is an interior design style inspired by regional trends in Nordic countries which value simplicity, calmness, and functionality. It involves using the bare essentials to create a simple and uncluttered space.
The characteristics of this style are clean lines and simplicity, functional furnishings, soft hues, and natural fibers. Further, the Scandinavian design emphasizes utility, well needed in the harsh, cold Nordic winter climate. It’s all about reducing what is unnecessary and leaving what is essential with the goal of creating a beautiful and cozy space to snuggle up inside.
Historically, Scandinavian minimalism is traceable to the 1930s. And its early proponents were Josef Frank (Sweden), Alvar Aalto and Maija Isola (Finland), and Arne Jacobsen (Denmark). These inventive Scandinavian designers gave birth to the “golden age of Scandinavian design.” And the concepts of functionalism, constructivism, and in some cases surrealism inspired their work.
Further, Scandinavian minimalism originated from the need for endurance and comfort in a challenging climate. The long and harsh winters of these Nordic countries necessitated functional structures that could withstand severe conditions.