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This simple Scandinavian-Style dining room focuses on the wooden elements of the hardwood flooring, console table, and the wooden wishbone chairs surrounding the white modern dining table. This dining table is illuminated by the pendant light hanging from the white ceiling.
The wooden armchairs surrounding the glass-topped dining table stands out in this bright and airy Scandinavian-Style dining room. It has light-hued flooring, white walls and a white ceiling that is brightened up by the massive sliding glass tables.
The white wooden slat-backed chairs around the wooden dining table match with the white walls of this Scandinavian-Style dining room with a high white ceiling. This makes the fireplace stand out with its dark wooden housing that has elegant designs.
This Scandinavian-style dining room has an abundance of natural light coming from the tall windows of the white walls. This is supplemented by the pendant light that has a Japanese paper lantern covering. It hangs over the wooden table surrounded by wooden armchairs and a long wooden bench.
The hardwood flooring is covered by a patterned area rug that marks the dining area. There is a wood-topped dining table with metallic legs that match with the legs of the white modern chairs. These white dining chairs match well with the white ceiling and walls.
There is a couple of spherical pendant lights hanging over the wooden table of this Scandinavian-Style dining room. Their lights are amplified by the natural light coming in from opposite ends of the table. One is a massive glass window while the other is an equally massive sliding glass door.
The high white ceiling of this Scandinavian-Style dining room supports a hanging modern chandelier made of dark lamps that hangs over the wood-topped table with metallic legs. This table is surrounded by an assortment of wooden chairs that give this a charming informal vibe.
This dining area is part of a great room that houses the living room as well. The simple wooden dining table is surrounded by black wooden slat-backed chairs that mirror the dark outlines of the massive glass window that goes up to the high cathedral ceiling.
This Scandinavian-Style dining area is a part of the kitchen. It has a wooden table made of two slabs built into the white pillar for support. The colorful and unique wooden chairs surrounding this dining table are the stand-out elements against the white ceiling, walls, and flooring.
This is a relatively small and intimate Scandinavian-Style dining room with a wooden table painted white on top that molds with the white wall behind it. This is a charming wall that has wooden frames and an artwork made of geometric wood pieces.
This is an airy and modern Scandinavian-style dining room with a modern round white table surrounded by equally modern and sleek chairs. This area is topped by three modern pendant lights hanging from a white ceiling. The geometric shapes painted on the hardwood floor is brightened by a massive curtained window.
The modern plastic armchairs of this Scandinavian-Style dining room matches with the white rectangular dining table. This area has two spherical pendant lights hanging from a high ceiling. The warmth is provided by the dark iron fireplace by the head of the table.
This dining area is fixed into a cove-like area beside the kitchen. It has textured white brick walls accented with a wall-mounted colorful painting looking over the modern white table. This table has colorful modern dining chairs illuminated by the pin lights on the white ceiling.
This bright and airy Scandinavian-Style dining room has a heavy wooden dining table paired with six slat-backed chairs that are brightened up by the snowy forest landscape outside the massive glass window dominating the wall at the head of the table.
This dining area is part of a great room that houses the kitchen and living room as well. It has a central pillar that separates the areas. The hardwood floors are a perfect match for the wooden table and the wooden wishbone chairs surrounding it.
This is a wide and airy Scandinavian-Style dining room with a white ceiling framed by spotlights complementing the hanging pendant light over the thick wood-topped table that is paired with wooden chairs. These chairs fit well with the hardwood flooring.
The bright and white dining room has subdued wooden elements that complement the white shed ceiling, walls, and modern sleek white table. The wooden wishbone chairs with woven wicker seats are paired with a woven wicker basket for a rustic accent.
The white walls and white coffered ceiling are brightened up by the brilliant chandelier with a spherical design. This is contrasted by the dark gray cushioned dining chairs surrounding the glass-topped table. Over the hardwood flooring is a woven brown area rug.
This is a simple Scandinavian-Style dining room with a circular wooden table that contrasts the white walls and white area rug beneath it. It is surrounded by four cushioned federal oval backed chairs with light brown hues to complement the dark wood.
This a prominently white Scandinavian-Style dining room with a white wooden table and a white ceiling that is further augmented by the wide glass door by the head of the table. This white monotony is contrasted by colorful patterns on the cushions of the white modern chairs and the pendant lights.
This is a circular and airy dining room that is surrounded by tall windows that complement the high white ceiling where a modern chandelier hangs. In the middle of the circular room is the traditional wooden table paired with matching white wooden chairs that stand out against the hardwood flooring.
The oblong white dining table is flanked by two curtained tall windows that bring in an ethereal light over the Scandinavian-Style dining room. This is reflected by the sleek white marble flooring that contrasts the dark wooden legs of the white armchairs.
The wooden wishbone chairs perfectly match the rectangular wooden dining table that they surround as well as the hardwood flooring. These wooden elements stand out against the white walls and white ceiling that bears a modern black and white chandelier.
This dining area is against a corner of the white room that has a thick white column adorned with geometric pieces of wood for an artistic effect. This white background is contrasted by the blue-green velvet-cushioned dining chairs surrounding the modern glass-topped table.
The peculiar white pendant light hanging over the wooden dining table matches well with the modern white dining chairs that have wooden legs. The white wall at the head of the table is adorned with shelves of decor and a wall-mounted painting beside a potted plant.
This Scandinavian-style dining room maximizes the beauty of the surrounding nature with walls dominated by glass windows. One side has tinted glass to reflect the scenery presented by the other windows. This brightens up the white circular table and its matching white modern chairs.
This dining area is against a charming nook of white walls that has a built-in white wooden bench with blue pillows. The wooden table is complemented by wooden armchairs that have white woven accents. This white dining area is augmented by a pair of potted plants that bring vibrancy.
The stand-out elements of this Scandinavian-Style dining room are the dome-shaped gray pendant lights hanging over the rectangular wooden dining table. The wooden wishbone chairs surrounding it are given white fur cushions that match well with the white walls.
The woven wicker accents of the wooden dining chairs match the rustic scenery of the surrounding windows and French glass doors. The glass pendant lights over the wooden table are matched by the wall-mounted lamps on the white walls.
The elegance of this Scandinavian-Style dining room is augmented by the dark wood dining table and the surrounding black wooden chairs. They stand out against the hardwood flooring and white walls where a wall-mounted painting looks over the dining table.
The patterned gray carpet of this Scandinavian-Style dining room stands out against the high white cathedral ceiling with exposed wooden beams. The wooden rectangular dining table stands out as well with its modern white dining chairs.
The bluish patterned area rug over the hardwood flooring is a nice touch to this dining room and its white walls and ceiling paired with a pair of wide windows. The wooden rectangular table is paired with a leather beige sofa on one side and black wooden chairs on the other.
The white wooden ceiling has exposed beams that mold into the white walls that are accented with a wall-mounted lamp. This lamp has the same design as the modern chandelier hanging over the rectangular wooden table that is paired with a long wooden on one side and wooden chairs on the other.
This dining area is placed into a charming corner with one side dominated by a curtained window while the other has a large framed painting mounted on it. The heavy wooden table is accented by an animal fur area rug beneath it.
This is a simple Scandinavian-Style dining room illuminated by the natural light coming in from the tall French glass doors by the head of the wooden table. This is augmented by the modern spherical pendant light hanging from the white ceiling.
The head of the white wooden table is placed against the pair of windows that has leafy curtains accented with a pair of potted plants to emphasize the theme. In the middle of this symmetry hangs a modern pendant light that has a dark covering.
This charming Scandinavian-Style dining room puts emphasis on the surrounding natural light coming in from various glass windows as well as a glass ceiling that supports a modern pendant light with a patterned covering. The heavy wooden table is paired with gray cushioned armchairs.
The dark and sleek modern pendant lights hanging the white ceiling is a perfect match for the black modern chairs and dark hardwood flooring. These dark and modern elements are contrasted by a rustic heavy wooden table with a large French window at its head.
The gray cushioned armchairs have wooden legs that pair well with the circular wooden dining table in this intimate Scandinavian-Style dining room. This is topped with a high white ceiling that has multiple pendant lights with dark covering.
This Scandinavian-style dining room maximizes the small hardwood floor space by sharing it with the kitchen peninsula on one side and on the other side is a ladder leading up to the bedroom. The wooden table is perfect for the small area and it is paired four slat-backed wooden chairs.
This quaint corner of white walls is accented by a wall-mounted artwork on one side while the other is dominated by multiple wall clocks. This theme is a nice background of details for the plain dark wooden table and the white wooden chairs surround it.
This dining area is marked with patterned black and white area rug over the sleek gray flooring. The wooden table is paired with matching wooden benches on either side and topped with a circular modern light hanging from the white ceiling.
This Scandinavian-Style dining room is against a corner with a pair of wide windows that dominate that corner. The sleek black wooden dining table is contrasted by the modern wooden dining chairs surrounding it and added with a dash of rustic accent with a woven wicker pendant light.
This dining area is situated right beneath the stairs forming a shed ceiling over the white modern table that is paired with a bench that has a black and white patterned cushion. The rest of the table is covered by wooden black chairs that stand out against the white walls.
Beautiful black armchairs surround the black round dining table of this Scandinavian-Style ding room. These chairs match with the design of the modern dark iron chandelier hanging from the white ceiling as well as the artworks mounted on the wall.
The area at the head of the wooden dining table is a charming round nook of windows flanked by bookshelves giving a nice view contrasting the white walls surrounding the Scandinavian-Style dining room with a patterned hardwood flooring.
This is a charming and chic dining corner with one wall covered in a wallpaper of colorful flowery patterns while the other is plain white with a single hanging shelf accented with framed artwork. These details are a nice background for the simple round wooden table and its armchairs.
The Scandinavian style shares the minimalist concepts of modern and midcentury decors with some marked differences. It celebrates light and nature putting both on display in dramatic ways. In some ways, it acts as a rebellion to the long, dark winters with features that are uplifting even during the most gloomy days. You could call it a panacea.
The style is relatively new, first hitting the world stage in the 1950s. It makes up a modest 2 percent of dining rooms. You might associate it with the Swedish furniture retailer, IKEA. It shares many of the same themes of simplicity, functionality, and practicality. You won’t find the ornate features or dark-colored wood of other styles like Victorian or traditional.
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Features of the Scandinavian Style
If you had to describe this decor in one word, it would be bright. White-colored rooms are a hallmark feature of this style. It fits in for several reasons. First, it captures the essence of it by maintaining this positive energy. It gives an impression of neatness which complements its simplicity. And finally, it acts as an excellent backdrop for the pops of color you’ll see.
In addition to white, you’ll also find pleasing pastel and neutral shades. They will also maximize the light in your dining room without bringing down the mood. You may see some splashes of brighter colors, but they’re typically not overwhelming. That would conflict with the sense of the order of this style.
Furniture takes on these same characteristics of simplicity. But many pieces are also functional. A sideboard will have plenty of storage space. Clutter isn’t an option with this style. Important furniture designers include Finnish craftsman, Simo Heikkilä. And in keeping with the style’s spacious quality, shelves are often open to let the light in too.
Wooden dining room tables and chairs are a common feature to highlight the organic feel of this decor. Likewise, you’ll see natural materials like cotton, wool, and linen. While it may appear austere, comfort still reigns supreme with this style. You’ll find ample examples of Scandinavian dining room design ideas.
As you may expect, lighting features prominently in the Scandinavian style, especially if there isn’t sufficient natural light. But fixtures are modest unlike other styles of this era like modern. You won’t see unusual or oversized chandeliers with this decor.