Differences between minimalism and scandi style

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Although they may seem like two sides of the same coin, styles have their unique quirks and qualities that define them.

We often combine both within our homes to suit our individual tastes – but let’s take a closer look at what really sets each apart!

Where they originated?

Although Scandi style and minimalism may give off a similar vibe, they certainly don’t share the same roots.

While Scandinavian countries were embracing Scandi style at the end of last century, minimalist trends were developing in America as an antithesis to popular art movements like pop art.

Truly two styles worlds apart!

What are their similarities?

It’s a bright white world with minimalism and Scandi styles – both utilizing the blank canvas of color to create stunning spaces.

But where they differ is in purpose; while minimalists strive for clear minds amid clean lines.

Scandinavian stylers simply want their space made as useful as possible due to those darker months when natural lighting isn’t available.

Either way, less really does seem more!

What are the differences?

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Contrasting minimalism’s preference for monochromatic environments.

Scandinavian design gives an inviting touch to any space with cozy fabrics and natural wood tones.

Minimalists might opt out of colour altogether while Scandi fans fill their homes with calming neutrals that make the perfect balance between vibrant shades and sophisticated cleanliness – you decide which palette works best!

People may tend to mistake minimalist interior designs for their Scandi counterparts.

After all, they both attempt to evoke a sense of spaciousness through the careful use of natural materials like wood and white backdrop.

With minimalism going an extra step by also limiting decorative pieces added into the mix.

Scandi vs Japandi vs Nordic

Have you found yourself wondering what the differences between Scandi and Nordic design styles are?

Don’t be left scratching your head! It turns out there’s a simple explanation: these two terms really refer to one style.

The name difference is just an homage to its geographic roots in Norway, Sweden, and Finland – otherwise known as Scandinavia.

Denmark is a country that often battles shadowy days, but it also stands apart from its northern neighbors as the one and only – not quite Nordic or Scandinavian!

And while Denmark embraces these two distinct styles of design with equal fervor under what’s become known as ‘Japandi’ in interior circles, this trend combines elements both Japanese and Northern to create an eye-catching contrast between light woods melded perfectly with dark blues.

Here are some other Minimalist Lifestyle posts

you might find interesting.

5 Scandi Style Decor Principles

Japandi the New Interior Design Trend

Lifestyle & Design Of Japanese Minimalism

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