Maximalism Scandinavian design is focused on adding a ‘more’ feeling in your home, than the typical Scandinavian interior style focused on ‘adding lagom’ – not too much nor not too little. And a complete opposite of the Scandinavian Minimalist style.
The Maximalism Scandinavian Interior Design feels different from the actual Maximalism interior design style – and that is thanks to the style’s focus on simplicity and functionality approach to design that is found in the Scandinavian core style.
This means that while in the Maximalism Scandinavian style, adding more and not less is the approach here, the focus is still on thinking sustainable.
Which means adding only objects that feel meaningful to you, whether functional or aesthetically.
Let’s jump to the top 9 tips on how to incorporate the Maximalism Scandinavian interior into your home today!
PS. If you wish to see my story on what I think about this style and how it relates to my childhood memory, scroll down.
Top 9 Maximalism Scandinavian Design Tips
Create Large Eclectic Art Walls
A maximalism Scandinavian interior design is nothing without curated majestic art walls. While I am showing art on a light background in the interior above, if you feel brave, go for a dark wall behind. The outcome will not disappoint.
The key here is to curate! And work on composition, as to create a wow effect while still staying organized to the eye.
Add Colors on Walls
Brighter or any color outside of white for that matter is the way to go in this interior style.
Try to opt for colors that create a specific mood and feeling within you since the walls are a big block of color, and can be a great canvas to inject some energy, vibrancy, calmness etc.
Display All Your Favorite Objects
Curate all your meaningful objects in an organized and meaningful way. Do not hide them, but instead embrace all the items that make you feel great! Remember more-is-more here.
Paint Walls Dark
Oh yes, dark walls it is! Go all in with painting your walls in deep colors like blacks, dark grays or dark greens.
Rugs With Patterns
Rugs with patterns and especially with colors are one way to create more of a maximalism feeling than a cleaner minimalistic look.
Add Wall Papers
Wallpapers on walls in different patterns are very popular for the more traditional maximalism Scandinavian interior design style that I was brought up with.
If you wish to see some more wallpaper inspiration check out, Borås Tapeter.
The Maxiamlism Scandinavian interior design style was very typical in homes in Sweden in the past (and in some homes still is). This is the style in combination with a Boho Scandi style, and a Hygge Style that I grew up in.
An interior space that was filled with plants, art, and handy downs curated around memories and a sense of belonging.
Add Plenty of Plants
Add greenery and plants, everywhere in your home for a more Maximalism and Boho Scandi style.
Go all in with your wild fantasy of interesting and vivid flooring. Pattern flooring is very often juxtaposed with wood flooring.
Highlight Your Book Case With Vivid Books
Curate and showcase your amazing books, and make sure the book covers are showing.
I hope that you enjoyed this summary of how to incorporate the Maximalism Interior style the Scandinavian way, into your own home.
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I am Caroline, an ex interior design consultant, turned into a content creator, 30+ something Swedish born with an insane passion and interest for design, blogging, and living a meaningful and creative life. Design to me is about creating a (your) story – it is about understanding what matters and how to create something unique and meaningful which speaks and motivates you.