I’m a big fan of Danish (all Scandinavian, really) design, especially when it comes to interiors and decorations. The Danes just know how to decorate their living spaces! I’ve recently read this post about Scandinavian design lessons, and I think it is spot-on. What I find most fascinating is the fact that Danish design is usually associated with stylishness, functionality, clean lines and monochrome colors. At the same time, it’s never cold or unwelcoming - au contraire! Danish apartments have a wonderful welcoming, warm and inviting quality, which is all part of the big concept of “hygge”. Hygge is key to the Danish culture, and it describes a feeling of well-being, coziness, having a good time, for example with your friends or family. The high season for hygge is around Christmas (read up more about the concept of hygge on the Visit Denmark website), and there are some tools that can be used in interior design to ensure that a stylish apartment is warm and hyggelig as well. For example, natural materials like wood always help to create warmth, so do cozy blankets or sheepskins. Obviously, candles are a key tool for hygge as well!
Below, I’m sharing some of my favorite living space inspirations (all from Pinterest) that, to me, display Danish design and living culture at its best.