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How to Create a Scandinavian-Inspired Outdoor Space

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The Scandinavian style is all about simplicity, functionality, and beauty. And it is no surprise that  Scandinavians love decorating their homes and creating stunning outdoor spaces they can enjoy throughout the year. To create a Scandinavian-inspired outdoor space, look no further than this blog post. We’ll take you through the essential steps to have a beautiful and functional outdoor area that you can enjoy every day.

Step 1: Start with a calm color palette and modern lines

The first step in creating a Scandinavian-inspired outdoor space is to choose a calm color palette. Think shades of white, gray, beige, and drop of blues or greens. These soothing colors create a calming atmosphere that encourages relaxation. You can use these colors for outdoor furniture, pillows, throws, and even the outdoor rug.

Outdoor decor with candle lantern from Muubs
Outdoor space, Throw from Bloomingville
Scandinavian design, patio space decor with candle lantern from Muubs

Step 2: Use Mixed Materials

Scandinavians have a strong affinity for natural materials and textures, especially when it comes to outdoor spaces. Consider incorporating wood in your outdoor furniture, planters, and decking to emulate this style. Consider sustainable and eco-friendly options like oak or cedar. And to complete the look, add other natural textures and materials such as rattan, jute, and linen.

To create a truly stunning outdoor space, don’t be afraid to mix and match different materials like aluminum, wood, and wicker. This will help strike a harmonious balance between organic and hard materials, creating a serene atmosphere that complements the natural surroundings.

With Norlii, you won’t have to worry about matching different pieces or figuring out what goes where. Our expertly curated collections take the guesswork out of decorating, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your stunning space.

Scandinavian inspired Outdoor space, lounge patio

Step 3: Add Warmth with Textiles

Even though Scandinavians love their neutral color palette, they also love to add warmth and comfort to their homes and outdoor spaces through textiles. Use cozy throws, cushions, and soft plush sheepskins, and even add curtains or drapes to create a cozy and intimate space. They will provide warmth and add dimension and interest to your outdoor area.

To create a truly stunning outdoor space, don’t be afraid to mix and match different materials like aluminum, wood, and wicker. This will help strike a harmonious balance between organic and hard materials, creating a serene atmosphere that complements the natural surroundings.

Step 4: Use Lighting to Create an Ambiance

A key element of any Scandinavian-inspired outdoor space is lighting. To create a cozy and welcoming ambiance, use a combination of different lighting sources, such as lanterns, string lights, and candles. These elements will add warmth to your outdoor space and create a beautiful, serene atmosphere perfect for relaxing or entertaining guests.

Step 5: Incorporate Plants and Flowers

Finally, no Scandinavian-inspired outdoor decor is complete without plants and flowers. Incorporating plants and flowers not only provides aesthetic appeal but also promotes relaxation. Use different types of grasses to create a lush and natural environment.

Display your plants in pretty pots and consider investing in a couple of plant stands to create a variety in the height of your green surroundings. 

Scandinavian inspired outdoor space
Scandi inspired outdoor

Creating a Scandinavian-inspired outdoor space is all about combining beauty, simplicity, and functionality. By following these five essential steps, you can create a serene and welcoming outdoor area that you can enjoy throughout the summer and well into the fall. Remember to use a neutral color palette, mixing materials, warm textiles, lighting, and plants to create a beautiful and functional space you will love.

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