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25+ Stunning Scandinavian bedroom ideas

By Elise Hodge

Updated: February 27th, 2022

Design a light, neutral and cosy space that feels like a breath of fresh air.

Scandinavian style is something we have all heard of, but what defines the style is that it can be achieved in so many different ways. The countries included under the Scandinavian umbrella include places like Norway, Sweden and Denmark where the style is functional whilst remaining minimal. Light and airy, simple and clean are just some ways to describe the style, which makes a Scandinavian bedroom something to be much sought after.

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The Scandinavian way of living is all about making things easier with functionality, however still preserving a strong sense of style and personality. Scandinavian style is simple and effortless, yet charming and extremely aesthetically pleasing. Taking the clutter out of your space by minimising it and taking some inspiration from the Scandinavian way of being will definitely elevate any space, making you feel more organised and calm.

Check out our collection of 27 Scandinavian style bedrooms to inspire you to live more minimally!

1. Laidback look

This bedroom is the definition of minimalist living. The bed is simple, yet so inviting with the cane bedframe and the soft white and beige toned linen. And the bedside lamp is both functional and sculptural, which is on-trend.

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2. Scandi bedside table

While it’s certainly important to make your bed the feature of your room, the styling of your bedside table is equally as important. I absolutely love the decor chosen to style this Scandi bedside table! The array of candles create calmness, warmth and fragrance, while the second smaller bedside holds reading material and other useful items.

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3. A fresh bunch of blooms

Nothing freshens up a room more than a fresh bunch of blooms. And I absolutely love that the flowers added to a neutral space can still be in keeping with the rest of the colour scheme and the Scandinavian style. My favourite Scandi look: beautiful white blossoms in a white vase, with white candles and bedding. Just stunning!

4. Baby blue hues

Scandinavian bedroom style is all about mostly neutrals with a limited colour palette. And when colour is involved, the colours are usually very soft and subtle colours. So the baby blue hue in this bedding is the perfect addition!

scandi bedroom with baby blue and timber
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5. Linen bedding

If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest or Instagram, then you’ll know that linen is all the rage right now. Linen clothes, linen bags… but especially linen bedding! It comes in so many gorgeous neutrals and other shades and will make your bed look and feel soft and inviting!

6. Black and white

Here’s a great black and white Scandinavian space. The simplicity of the low bed, as well as the minimal, monochrome furnishings and decor, really give that simple Scandi feel. A little bit of timber brings in warmth. And I love those twin black lamps for symmetry.

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7. Chunky knit

Classic Scandinavian bedroom style is oh-so-minimal with just the right touches. One of which is a big chunky woollen knit for when those nights get a little chilly and you need more than just a doona.

8. Feature rug

If you want to add some pattern to a minimal space, then a feature rug will certainly do the trick. Also, a rug will ensure there is a softer landing for you to put your feet when you get out of bed.  I love this rug that is cream and black and filled with so much geometric pattern.

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9. White and wood

White and wood is one of my absolute favourite combinations and is a signature Scandi element. White looks so crisp and clean whilst adding so much serenity to a space. Meanwhile timber features bring in so much warmth and structure. Such a simple way to create a beautiful and serene Scandi bedroom.

10. Round mirror

Round mirrors are so in fashion at the moment and this large wooden round mirror works so well in this Scandinavian bedroom! I love how the wooden frame of the mirror matches perfectly with the wood used for the top of the cabinetry as well as the timber flooring. Bring in a pop of greenery with a hanging plant, succulent and a large palm to elevate your space!

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11. Hat wall

I absolutely love a hat wall, and they’re a super easy Boho/Scandi element to achieve! All you will need is to add some hooks to the wall and then you can hang all your favourite hats. When you are adding the hooks into the wall, make sure you are also estimating how the hat will sit on the wall so that you don’t get any hats that are awkwardly overlapping.

12. Grey tones

Any room with grey will always exude class and timelessness and is a mainstay of Scandi style. I love this pale grey wall and the gallery wall of black framed pictures. Just add some simple bedding, furnishings and décor like this, and you have your very own grey Scandinavian bedroom.

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13. Gallery shelf

Gallery walls are all the rage, but have you heard of a gallery shelf?! A great way to achieve this look is by installing a long floating shelf to your wall so that it doesn’t take up any floor space. Then get lots of different prints and frames of all different sizes, and place them along the shelf. Layer them on top of each other or have them standing alone, there really are no rules when it comes to a gallery shelf! But for a Scandi look, make sure to go for nature tones and scenes, black and white prints, or abstract art.

14. Storage space

Cheers to more bedroom storage space! You really can never have too much of it. Choose simple storage or a shelving wall which will remain minimal and streamlined in keeping with the Scandi style. Rattan baskets can also help hide clutter. Or, consider adding a black rack with white hangers for that Nordic flavour!

Scandi bedroom black and whites
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15. A touch of greenery

I’m a massive advocate for indoor plants. They not only look beautiful, but they can help to purify the air in your home which increases the air quality. Plus there are many indoor plant varieties that are super easy to care for and don’t require much attention. A touch of greenery is always a welcomed addition in any space!

scandi bedroom in all white
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16. Warm mustard tones

A minimal colour palette is what Scandinavian style is all about and usually this means soft pale neutrals. However, pops of warm mustard tones will fit into the Scandi vibe too. For example, golden yellow feature pillows or throw over fresh white linen.

17. End of bed bench

An end of bed bench is always a good idea if you want to add a place to display more decor or even to sit when you put your shoes on in the morning. I love a woven and wooden style end bench which matches well with Boho/Scandi décor like pampas grass.

18. Woven features

If you’re looking to bring some texture into your plain white bedroom, then check out this beautiful bedroom with the woven features! Woven finishes are very much in fashion at the moment and look stunning when paired with neutrals, especially white. I love the woven pendant light that matches perfectly with the woven feature pillow as well as the woven floor cushion.

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19. Boho Scandi bedroom

A popular look is to meld Boho and Scandi décor styles. For a Boho meets Scandi bedroom, you would bring in the Scandinavian elements of minimal, clean finishes and lots of monochrome and neutrals. Then, you would bring in the Boho aspects like a woven rug or leather ottoman.

If this is a style that you like, take a quick look at these Boho bedrooms as well.

20. Minimalist monochrome

If you love all things monochrome, then a Scandi bedroom is definitely for you! You can indulge your love of black and white as well as going for serious minimalism which allows the dramatic contrasts of monochrome styling to shine.

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21. Refined details

Ceramics are very on-trend at the moment and adding some ceramics to your Scandinavian style bedroom will achieve a very clean and serene look which Scandinavian bedrooms are known for.

22. Line art

Line art is very on-trend at the moment and is the perfect addition to any minimalist Scandinavian space. The best line art looks like it has been drawn in one take without the pen ever leaving the page. Here, it’s imagery of a horse which fits perfectly with this farmhouse style Scandi bedroom.

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23. Hanging plant

You can really never go wrong with adding some greenery into your space. If you love the look of hanging plants but have no place to hang them, then look no further than a wall-mounted plant hanger. I just love the simplicity of these and they fit perfectly into the Scandi aesthetic.

24. Feature wall in bedroom

If you want to easily spruce up a tired bedroom, a feature wall is always a good idea! A lovely subtle blush colour is perfect for a Scandi bedroom. When you’re painting your wall, you could even add a tape border around the wall which will give a white border around the feature wall when you’re finished and remove the tape. How cool!

25. Sunset tones

If you love colour but want to remain within the Scandinavian style realm, then opt for warm pastels and bring them in either in the wall paint or simply in your bedding.

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26. Forest wallpaper

If you’re after that simple Scandinavian bedroom however still want something a little bold and creative, then wallpaper will be the perfect addition! Look for a greyscale print of a forest scene for those wilderness flavours.

27. Bookshelves or bookstack

A stack of books is always a good idea in an interior space. If you can find books that are in the same style and colour scheme as your interior design, then they will look so good in your space! If you prefer a neater look, add some low cube shelving (going to Ikea will definitely ensure you choose a Scandi-style piece!).

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So there we have it, 25+ Scandinavian bedroom ideas! I absolutely love the Scandinavian style so it’s so hard to choose my favourites. But I especially love the spaces that are mostly neutral with subtle pops of colour as well as the spaces that incorporate minimalist art to complement the space. What were your favourites? Let me know in the comments below!


Elise H

I've recently moved into a new home and I've been having so much fun decorating it with pretty wall prints and Scandinavian-inspired furniture. So as well as being a freelance writer, I'm always on the lookout for new design pieces for my home!

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