13 Stylish Scandinavian Flooring Ideas

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Scandinavian styling can suit nearly any room design, but how to achieve it from the floor up? Start with bare floors in light wood tones or wood grain greys. Natural wood or faux wood flooring is easy to maintain and gives a radiant base to any room. Add warmth with a neutral color scheme for walls and furnishings; white, beige, and earthy browns, blues, and greens create a natural feel. 

Next, it’s time for decorating. Scandinavian design is all about minimizing while providing comfort. Achieve hygge or coziness in your room with natural lighting and decor such as sheer curtains, throw pillows, blankets, and plush area rugs. Incorporate textures using various sustainable yet functional materials like wood, stone, and textiles. 

If you’re ready to get started, take a look at the 13 Scandinavian flooring ideas we’ve found for living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and even open floorplans. You’ll be inspired to lay the groundwork for your Scandinavian styled room.

modern living room interior with upholstered seat in brown, carpet on wooden floor, open cabinet. 13 Stylish Scandinavian Flooring Ideas

1. Barely Bold

Robust grey furniture atop a shag carpet with bold black and grey accents. simplistic dining area furniture. barely bold

Robust grey furniture atop a shag carpet with bold black and grey accents invites you to sink into the cushions of the cozy living area in this multipurpose room. The dining area features simplistic furniture; a matching dining set and coffee table of neutral wood on white coordinate beautifully with the warm wood flooring for cohesion. Airy grey sheer curtains and a dash of natural color from the potted plant give this minimal yet functional room a breath of life.

2. Modern Meets Cozy

 bright living room interior, modern and cozy. pendant lights, loveseat, coffee table

The plush, grey chair featured in this room is adorned with a warm, black throw; it’s a cozy seat well coordinated in a black and white color scheme. Grey undertoned wood flooring ties this Scandinavian scene together with a burst of color and natural lighting from the outdoors brimming through expansive windows.

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3. Naturally Neutral

bright fusion lounge, Naturally Neutral. various grey shades, luscious dark brown wood furniture, and forest green curtains to decorate

This room hits all the neutral highlights of Scandinavian design; with minimal accessories, it uses various grey shades, luscious dark brown wood furniture, and forest green curtains to decorate. Note the curved, clean lines of the shelving, coffee table, and accent chair. Atop the light-grey wood floor, a shag area rug adds texture to the room.

4. Rainy Day Haven

Sheer curtains, mirrored closet doors, and white light fixtures encourage a bright, airy feeling. rainy day haven

Blue-grey is the primary color scheme here, bringing hygge into this bedroom to invite restfulness. Sheer curtains, mirrored closet doors, and white light fixtures encourage a bright, airy feeling. A luscious area rug atop the Scandinavian-inspired wood floor reduces sound and proves comfortable beneath bare toes.

5. Scandinavian Welcome

light modern corridor with folding screen in apartment. Natural textures of the stone floor, brick wall, and fur rug. scandinavian welcome

A Scandinavian welcome awaits in this entryway, where we see minimal yet cozy features. Natural textures of the stone floor, brick wall, and fur rug make an otherwise stark backdrop inviting. The natural wood bench is a warm accent, and the artwork and plant cohesively add a dash of color to the room.

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6. It’s Hygge Being Green

Naturelover workspace with computer. brown knotted rug, coordinated wood furniture legs, and a hint of light gray on the armchair

Otherwise monochromatic, this Scandinavian-inspired room uses colorful, natural green shades from live plants and a few green accents amidst white shades on the flooring, walls, and furniture to achieve a bright, airy look. Warm tones are added with the brown knotted rug, coordinated wood furniture legs, and a hint of light gray on the armchair. The room stays simple, with bare metal shelving and desk chair, yet cozy with an inviting, cushy accent chair to balance the look.

7. New Angle 

thick fabric and bulky patterns on the rug and throw pillows, opposing angled floor tile. new angle

This simplistic nook demonstrates putting a new angle on typical Scandinavian flooring by installing the wooden planks at opposing angles. It brings a sense of depth into the room, which also intermingles textures to create a cozy feel. Note the thick fabric and bulky patterns on the rug and throw pillows, yet smooth edging on the coffee tables and metal floor lamp. A few live plants color the scene. 

8. Flowers & Flooring

accenuated dark and light floorboards, dark grey beddings, bouqet of wildflowers. flowers and flooring

Light wooden furniture on this wooden floor creates a natural cohesion, with darker toned floorboards accentuating the plank pattern underfoot. The only pop of color comes from neutral, dark grey bedding and a bouquet of wildflowers in this airy, naturally lit Scandinavian-style bedroom.

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9. Smooth Transition

light colored floorboard and light gray flooring, black and white furnishings, brick wall and sheer curtains. smooth transition

Scandinavian flooring throughout this apartment is used for a minimal look with a clear divide between rooms. A light-grey wood grain floor in the kitchen seamlessly transitions into light wood flooring for the living and dining areas. Black and white furnishings and decor adorn the apartment, while textured brick and sheer curtains add warmth. Notice the cohesion of metal chair legs, clock frame, and kitchen hardware as a final touch.

10. Broad & Beige

beige colored furniture and wooden elements. coffee table, end table, ottoman, and throw pillows

Wide plank wood flooring is the main event in this room, accentuated by a neutral color scheme of beige and white. Rich, warm brown tones in the coffee table, end table, ottoman, and throw pillows add a cozy feel to this brightly lit room. The decor is sparse, yet you still want to snuggle into that plump sectional.

11. A+ For Design

loft style room with open floorplan, expansive window layout, wood and metal furnishings, indoor plants

This open floorplan design exemplifies the Scandinavian style from the floor up. Nature and lighting exude through the expansive window layout. Meanwhile, neutral tones keep the flooring in the spotlight while a combination of textured wood and metal furnishings entice the eye. A cozy nook near the couch is arranged atop an area rug, and bursts of color delight from live plants throughout the space.

12. White, A Culinary Delight

Typical Scandinavian style kitchen interior design, white flooring, sleek stainless steel countertops, black and white essentials. white a culinary delight

White is a timeless choice for the kitchen, and the Scandinavian look of white flooring is no exception here. Clean-lined cabinetry and sleek stainless steel countertops frame the room, while black and white essentials create a cohesive look atop shelves and counters.

13. A Dash of Blue

Bedroom interior with large bed, modern nightstand and wall lamp, armchair, many books around, plant, blank wall. a dash of blue

Here we see typical Scandinavian style elements and natural materials such as textured brick and a shag rug paired with wood flooring and furniture and a stone backdrop. A hygge vibe is achieved for this bedroom, where neutral colors keep it low-key while a sky blue chair adds a dash of intrigue.

Final Thoughts

Now, you’ve got some great ideas of how to tie-in light wood flooring with neutral colors and textured decor for a simplistic yet functional design. Check out “Scandinavian Home Decor: The Ultimate Guide” for the finishing touches! 

Don’t overlook the bathroom! Check out “15 Awesome Scandinavian Bathroom Design Ideas.”

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