By Drew Knight
When it comes to Scandinavian Modern interior design, your mind might immediately rush to retail giant IKEA. Justly so, IKEA was founded in Sweden, one of the three Scandinavian countries (Norway and Finland being the other two).
But if you want your interior design scheme to tell a story, you may want to shy away from the mass-produced designs of stores like IKEA, even when they do focus on the design you love so much, and at a relatively low price. Enter Etsy, the online marketplace for unique and quirky items you usually won’t be able to find anywhere else.
Here you’ll find a list of standout Etsy shops that could help you discover the perfect pieces — from furniture to rugs — that perfectly capture the Scandinavian Modern design for your new home.
When it comes to Scandinavian-inspired rugs, The Gretest might just be the greatest.
With nearly 150 rugs, 95 throw pillows and other odds and ends like shower curtains and tapestries to choose from, The Gretest is a great first stop. All of these designs are one-of-a-kind and original products created by textile and graphic designer Grete.
Because the Scandinavian Modern design style relies on minimalism and simplicity with a few choice bold accents, unique rugs are found in almost every design. The Gretest is the perfect place to find your inspiration.
When choosing furniture, Scandinavian Modern design plans tend to stick with simple, modern or vintage modern pieces. Enter Galaxie Modern!
With more than 54 furniture items to choose from, you’ll find all sorts of vintage Scandinavian and Danish pieces from chairs and sofas to coffee tables.
But it doesn’t stop there! Galaxie Modern also offers artworks, books, décor, houseware, lighting, rugs and more. And don’t you worry about shipping; Galaxie Modern has years of experience shipping mid-century modern furniture and goods both continentally and internationally.
Now, if you’re looking for furniture that’s modern in today’s terms, moderncre8ve is the shop for you.
These unique designs are a great way to add a lot of character to a design scheme that really is quite simple. Simply add one of these coffee tables, dining tables or benches and you’ll be making the perfect bold statement Scandinavian Modern schemes are known for.
If you purchase a piece from this store, you’ll also be making a positive impact for the world: a portion of all moderncre8ve sales are donated to Save the Children and used for monthly sponsorships of children in need throughout the world.
For those with an affinity for fabric, OOMFinteriors is the shop for you.
There is no better way to add color to a Scandinavian Modern interior design than with carefully chosen fabrics and OOMFinteriors offers 44 styles that were distinctly Scandinavian inspired. Pillows? Curtains? Table runners? You got it!
Design Tip: Scandinavian Modern interiors rely on simplicity and neutral color schemes. However, they do require pops of color and a few unique oddities. Pick the fabric that suits your style and make this your go-to inspiration for choosing a few accent pieces like vases or modern sculptures.
Finally, nothing says Scandinavian Modern like a few odd accent pieces and SandHollowVintage has plenty — some of which are actually Scandinavian.
From animal sculptures to kitchenware, pottery and more, you’re bound to find a couple of pieces that work in your home.
Keep in mind that you shouldn’t overdo it with accent pieces in a Scandinavian Modern design. A simple sculpture here and a modern vase there is usually all you’ll need.
Drew Knight is a Digital Content Associate for New Home Source.