Get the look: Scandinavian living

Smart, stylish and seemingly ubiquitous, Scandinavian design has long been coveted for the home. Natural materials are thoughtfully employed to their best advantage, combining function and beauty for a minimal finish.

Simple lines and a light palette are key to this style, creating the perfect playing field for geometric patterns and neutral shades. Strong earthy and woody tones create accents, helping to enrich space comprised mostly of white and beige. Textural pieces bring depth and contrast to what is otherwise stark, balancing out the sparse feel that white walls and floors can bring. Lighting stays subtle – when natural sunlight is not unavailable, a minimal fixture is the finishing touch to creating this look at home.