15 Scandi Rooms Nailing
the Natural Wood Trend


Natural wood is making a major comeback in the interior design scene — we’re seeing everything from furniture to floors to decor getting the organic treatment. And given how difficult it can be to get our daily dose of nature in the concrete jungle, we couldn’t be happier to see trends shifting in favour of this material.

Inspiration
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Kelly Weimert
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March 25, 2017

That said, while wood is well known for its ability to contribute a rustic, homespun quality to a home, trying to add it to the clean and minimal Scandi-inspired aesthetic we love so much is a bit more of a challenge.

But we never walk away from a design challenge, and we’re not about to start now!

That’s why we scoured the Internet for Scandi rooms that are making the natural wood trend sing in the chicest way possible, and not only did we find some gems, but we’re now fully convinced that this trend is made for a minimalist aesthetic.

Scroll on to see the inspiration for yourself.

Blush Dining

Image via Hilarys

The blush curtains set a warm and inviting tone for this Scandinavian stunner, and we’re all kinds of in love.

The white-topped table and chairs keep this design’s vibe calm and clean, while the natural wood legs add the perfect amount of warmth to complement the blush pink curtains.

 

Colour Contrast

Image via Dinejoes

An easy way to prevent wood from overtaking your space is to play with different colour contrasts.

The contrasting colours of deep earthy hues and bright white in this dining area pave the way for light, natural wood to even out the design rather than take it over.

Contemporary Dining

Image via Sarah Sarna

Now this is a room that knows how to make the most of the natural wood trend.

While so much wood might otherwise be too rustic for a Scandinavian sensibility, this design looks every bit clean and contemporary thanks to the modern copper light fixtures, minimal accents, and mid-century chairs.

 

Minimal Seating

Image via Style at Home

A great way to make organic accents work with your Scandi style is to keep ‘em minimal in their design.

Rather than overwhelm the space, these light and airy chairs in natural wood blend flawlessly into the rest of the look due to their breezy makeup.

Modern Styling

Image via A Sweet Afternoon

Even overtly rustic wood like these accents can transition beautifully into a Scandinavian design, it just takes the right styling.

By incorporating the cool hues of black, white and grey, and utilising bold, modern patterns, the wooden decor functions to warm up a cool colour palette without being overbearing.

 

Light and Bright

Image via Thrif Decor

You can’t really go wrong with a light and bright aesthetic when it comes to achieving a minimalist look.

Despite different colours, materials, and textures, this room looks incredibly breezy and cohesive due to everything having a light and bright tone in common.

 

Pendant Lighting

Image via Beacon Lighting

If you want a sweet and simple way to incorporate this trend without making any huge changes or a big commitment, look no further than your lighting.

This natural wood pendant light is made for a pared-back style, adding a ton of intrigue without any visual clutter.

Mid-Century

Image via Planete Deco

The simple silhouettes and basic design of mid-century furniture blend beautifully with Scandinavian style.

Because of this room’s retro undertones, natural wood serves to enhance the vibe rather than weigh it down.

Natural Light

Image via raimundosarriegui.info

What goes best with natural wood? Well, natural light of course! And this is great news for Scandi lovers as natural light is a staple of this aesthetic.

Add a few wooden accents to your decor, like a coffee table and chairs, and watch how beautifully outdoor light enhances your design.

Pinch of Paint

Image via The Tao of Dana

Of course, there’s no rule that says you have to keep within the confines of wood’s natural state.

Consider painting your wood furniture pieces for a pop of personality without sacrificing your style.

 

Wide Open

Image via Frenchy Fancy

A foolproof way to incorporate organic materials without making your look appear too heavy is to ensure all your furniture pieces are open enough to let light flow through and around them.

This beautiful shelving piece works so well because it lets plenty of light in while it provides more space for plant life to accent its wooden build.

 

Basic Bathroom

Image via Savor Home Blog

Another trick to keep from stepping outside of your Scandi design sensibilities is to make use of an all-white colour palette.

The all-white aesthetic of this bathroom sets the stage for natural wood to function as a colourful accent versus weighty decor.

Soothing Bedroom

Image via Vosgesparis

The finish of your wood can make a big difference in terms of its visual impact.

Pale wood like this works beautifully in a light grey bedroom as it perfectly matches the space’s subtle and soothing undertones.

Concrete Balance

Image via Apartment Therapy

This raw-edged table was a bold move for a Scandi-inspired design, but it was most definitely a move worth making.

When balanced against cold concrete, the natural warmth of this table makes the design look all kinds of fresh and contemporary.

 

Calming Kitchen

Image via My Scandinavian Home

The kitchen is another great place to incorporate the warmth of organic accents.

This stunning kitchen’s sparse design and blank colour palette let the wood do all the talking, creating a look that’s swoon-worthy in its sophistication.

 

Kelly Weimert

Kelly Weimert

Kelly is a happy hybrid of geek and hippie with a penchant for all things DIY. A full-time freelance writer, when she's not nestled into her couch crankin' out crafty prose with her miscreant Chihuahua, you can find her frolicking outside to keep her sanity in check.