Ah, Scandinavia — land of the midnight sun, birthplace of IKEA and home to some of the world’s happiest people according to the World Happiness Report. A big part of that is attributed to the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced hue-guh) which encompasses a state of well-being, cozy comfort and embraces the simple things. It’s a way of life that is often incorporated into Scandinavian-styled interiors known for their simplicity, functionality, and use of natural light and materials. Want to incorporate a little bit of hygge in your life? We’ve combined a list of our favorite Scandi-style interior design accounts on Instagram to help you get inspired!
The name of this account says it all and its 873k followers is a testament to its popularity. If you’re looking for some Scandi-style design inspiration, this is a great place to start!
The Instagram feed of this Gothenburg, Sweden-based real estate broker is packed with inspiring Scandinavian homes that are beautifully staged and ready to purchase.
As a major resource in Scandinavian countries, wood is often used in the region’s designs. Light-colored wood such as white pine, oak, ash and beech are popular species used in furniture, ceilings and of course floors. In fact, wall-to-wall carpet isn’t something you’ll find in a Scandi-styled room as real estate photographer and interior designer Henrik Nero clearly displays in his Instagram feed.
Follow Satu as she designs, decorates and lives in her 31 square meter (333 square foot) apartment with her husband and toddler. And make sure to check out her story highlights for some pretty cool before and after transformations!
Oslo-based interior designer, stylist and blogger Elisabeth Heier is a self-described visual storyteller and it shows. The minimalist tones and luxurious touches of her designs mixed in with well-composed photographs will have you scrolling down to see more.
Combining Nordic, rustic and Bohemian design elements, Bytrineravn features an eclectic feed that exudes black, white and wood tones. As an advocate for sustainable design she also posts cute and simple DIY decor projects using common household items.
Scrolling through Lotta Agaton Interior’s Instagram feed is like browsing through an art gallery. Each post is carefully curated to maintain a cohesive look and feel without Instagram’s classic square format. Here you’ll find moody photos of living spaces and sleek minimalist kitchens and bathrooms blended with stunning images of Scandinavian architecture and natural landscapes.
While Scandinavian design usually consists of light, muted colors and neutral tones, interior stylist Aimee Tarulli isn’t afraid to inject a pop of color into her work. The Melbourne, Australia-based designer often pairs colorful artwork and textures with sleek minimalist living spaces.
Launched in 1999 by Scandinavian-born entrepreneurs Christopher Seidenfaden, Christina Schmidt and Magnus Englund, Skandium has become the UK’s leading supplier of Scandinavian lifestyle and design products. Be sure to give them a follow to see the latest products and trends in furniture, lighting and accessories.
This Instagram account is an example of true Scandinavian form and function. Each post features livable interior spaces highlighted by clean lines, wood tones and a minimalist aesthetic.
Swedish interior designer Emma Fischer fills her Instagram feed with cozy yet sophisticated interiors bathed in soothing natural color palettes. She often brings the outdoors in by maximizing natural light, adding touches of greenery and harmoniously connecting indoor spaces with balconies and patios.