The land of the midnight sun is responsible for one of the most popular interior design trends of the moment. It might be cold up north, but the Scandinavian art style brings a cosy dose of warmth to any room.
Scandi style is understated, with clean lines, great lighting and minimalist furniture. The colour palette is mainly muted greys and whites – but with pops of funky patterns or splashes of bright yellows, oranges, or greens. Choosing Scandinavian art prints for your home is an easy way to adopt the trend. Our selection of Scandinavian posters covers all bases, with angular geometric prints, colourful prints and artwork to inspire that feeling of cosy Nordic cool.
If your room is decorated in the Scandi colours of choice, such as white or slate grey, choosing a colourful piece of Scandinavian art is a fantastic way to brighten up your walls and add some interest to your minimalist foundations. Scandi style is playful so don’t be afraid to go bright, it won’t be overwhelming in small doses! The bright oranges and golds in “A Pioneer of Abstraction” are a classic Scandinavian colour choice, while the varied colours and patterns in the cheerful “Happy cactus” print bring warmth to stark white walls. A bold block of colour is a popular way of taking on the trend. Try the vibrant red circle of “Sunset” or the bright orange of the friendly fox in “Say Cheese cute fox” – which would look great in the nursery.
Many of the most popular Scandinavian art prints consist of graphic patterns and geometric prints rather than the traditional painted scenes and portraits of fine art. Opting for a graphic artwork creates a striking look that works well in a wide variety of rooms and with many colour schemes.
The bold shapes have a strangely calming effect, with no intricate details or brush strokes to process. The shards of grey and yellow in “Shattered Concrete” are quintessentially Scandi, while the colourful geometric shapes in “Nordic wilderness” are a beautiful representation of the Scandinavian landscape, making an eye-catching centrepiece for a living room.
A subtler choice is the wispy pattern of dandelion heads floating by in ‘Abstract seamless floral pattern’, which create a relaxing effect in a bedroom. Choosing a contemporary material for your Scandinavian prints adds to the clean effect, with options like acrylic glass, Alu-Dibond and slender Forex boards working especially well.