There is nothing quite as cozy and inviting as the clean lines and soft textures that are so common in the Scandinavian design style. By using soothing neutral tones alongside natural greenery and bare wood, the Scandinavian homes featured here are exude a calming warmth. Further, the furniture chosen in each is able to convey how important simplicity of style is to the designer. Embellishments and garish accessorizing is better left to other styles — the Scandinavian interior (no matter where its geographic location) is content only with harmony in its color palettes, flow, and overall livability.
The colors in the second featured home are not as high-contrast as the first, but the overall effect is still similar.
This design certainly uses a bit more color, as evidenced in the area rug as well as the print of a mural by Jackson Pollock over the sofa. A simple floor lamp makes the sofa a cozy place to read at night, too.
The kitchen looks out onto the main living area, so keeping the colors in the same family (grays are used here) is important.
The Scandinavian style is no stranger to creative accent chairs like this leather butterfly chair.