Scandinavian Farmhouse - Get The Look!

When people think of Scandinavian design, they often think of the urban look of Ikea: clean lines and simplicity with a very modern feel. But no culture is so one-faceted, and Scandinavian style is no exception. The more natural and relaxed forms of the Scandinavian farmhouse look are still clean and light, but with a texture and character that may surprise you. It's a classic look that endures, and it's easy to see why. Let's tour a few Scandinavian farmhouse style kitchens to learn about the typical characteristics of this look, and then we'll show you how to get it for your home.

This style of home often has white washed floors, ceiling and wall, to maximize the light available at any time of the year. It's a naturally bright and clean look, that is kept from being stark by the addition of natural accents and textures.

Classic style of the Swedish Farmhouse - get the look!
Classic style of the Swedish Farmhouse - get the look!

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Using natural wood to compliment the white, and adding dashes of botanic elements throughout the space, you'll achieve a warm, country feel.

Classic style of the Swedish Farmhouse - get the look!
Classic style of the Swedish Farmhouse - get the look!

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Which is not to say that you cannot use color! It is generally confined to accents and furnishing (not walls) and while some enjoy soft pastels (as below),  bright pops of primary colors are also common.

Classic style of the Swedish Farmhouse - get the look!
Classic style of the Swedish Farmhouse - get the look!

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It's easy to see the appeal of this look. It allows classic, older pieces to mix with newer, cleaner styles, without ever clashing. The result can be a wonderfully relaxed and personal home.

Classic style of the Swedish Farmhouse - get the look!
Classic style of the Swedish Farmhouse - get the look!

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So how can you incorporate this style in your home? Simple - check out our list of goodies below, and use this as your style guide to begin creating your own Scandinavian Farmhouse kitchen.

Get the Scandinavian Farmhouse look in your kitchen with our easy tips.

Get the Scandinavian Farmhouse look in your kitchen with our easy tips.

For our Style Guide, we've gone with a gorgeous palette of colors based on the Saskia Rasink print in the upper right  corner. We've kept the color to the accents, with white walls and floors. Even the items with a more country feel have a simple design to them.

  1. GM 30 Pendant in Moss
  2. Fonta Canisters
  3. Hand Painted Vase and Candle Holder
  4. Rorstrand Ostindia Teapot
  5. White Fluted Turreen
  6. Saskia Raskind print
  7. Sagaform Planter
  8. Dove Extendable Dining Table
  9. Varick Side Chair
  10. Innovations Whitewashed Oak Laminate
  11. Ralph Lauren Paints: Chalk White, Idle Hours, Indigo, Cactus Flower
  12. Saga Dinnerware
  13. Pastel Green Table Runner

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