Our Scandinavian inspired living room in Colorado

Our mountain home has an open floor plan and is filled with natural light. Scandinavian living room design focuses on warmth and light due to the long, cold, dark winters in Scandinavia. Simplicity, natural fabrics and bringing the outdoors inside are some of the main features. (I apologize in advance for the low quality photos! My real camera hasn’t made it out to CO yet 😬 – wingin’ it w/ the iphone!)

Scandinavian living room
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We plan to paint the walls, but the jury is still our on what color- what do you think?. While the wood floors are dark, I still wanted to give this home a Scandinavian vibe. I repurposed a lot of things that I already owned in styling this room and we all love how it turned out. I hope you enjoy seeing it and that it brings you some inspiration and ideas. Would you do a Scandinavian living room?

This home has walls of windows as well as sky lights to bring in natural light and showcase the spectacular city and mountain views. For this reason I decided against any draperies- filling the room with as much light as possible. This sisal rug is an incredible bargain for really high quality rug. Ideal for high traffic areas and it really lightened up the space.

A key element in a Scandinavian living room is warmth by way of various textured blankets and sheepskin throws. If you live in a place that has a legit winter and you don’t have sheepskin throws, you are missing out! They are the perfect snuggly, warm addition to any room. I started off buying 2 and we loved them so much we bought 3 more in various sizes. I plan to get more strictly for our outdoor furniture because we are obsessed with them now. Even Winston loves them!

Scandinavian Living Room

We did buy this sofa and we could not be more pleased with it. It’s a beautiful soft leather that is comfortable to sit and lay on and still handles the pet traffic around here with no problem. It’s extremely affordable and looks like it cost much more than it actually did (and currently on sale!). We will definitely be buying more pieces from this company.

Scandinavian living room

Houseplants and candles are a must have and I’m always adding to our collection. I’m keen to add lots of pillar candles in simple, glass hurricane holders of various sizes for added “warmth”. I tend to gravitate toward floor lamps and table lighting instead of harsher overhead lights. The dark chairs are old IKEA ones that we already had and I can’t wait to replace them with this beautiful Eames inspired chair that will really pump up the Scandi vibe as well as the comfort level! See the Original Herman Miller Eames chair here.

We intend to switch out the older TV for a Frame TV ( because once you’ve had it, you can’t go back!) and then do a gallery wall around the TV. I found this site that will actually plan the whole wall for you! The brown paper snowflake/lantern hanging on the wall is one of a few I made at Christmas and I’ve liked them so much, I’ve still got them up!

We still have quite a bit of winter (in between our spring, lol) here in Colorado, but I’m already thinking about how to freshen up this space for spring and summer.

Scandinavian Living Room

What are your thoughts on this Scandinavian living room? Is this something that you find appealing? I have more rooms in this design style to share with you. Let me hear from you in the comments below and thank you so much for reading!

You may also enjoy this post about another living room makeover.

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