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I hate my current working space at home, let's just get that out of the way. I've always dreamed about designing the look of my room and working desk space from scratch, with my own table and chair of choice and other miscellaneous extras. Since I am mostly in front of my computer, I'd really love to have a minimalist looking desk space — this is probably one of my #homegoals.
I recently find myself browsing a lot of Scandinavian interior design, most of them are home desk space references. But wait, "what is Scandinavian design?" — it's actually a term used to represent a modernized design movement characterized by minimalism, simplicity and functionality. In Scandinavian interior design, you will find comfort and clarity in a light, open setting with walls that are predominantly painted in white, tall ceilings and large windows. Other than the fact that I love bright and high-key environment dominated by white, I love how the Nordic interior style pays attention to crisp aesthetic and comfortable functionality which, in my opinion, is not always an easy thing to achieve. After all, a pretty thing may not serve a fully functional purpose.
For this post, I would like to share some of the beautiful work spaces I have found around the web — also known as 90% Pinterest and 10% other sources.
I just love white and I've always wanted my room — or house, even — to be dominated by white. I do love some vibrant colors but only as accents because I don't like incorporating yellow. Lime colors are lovely but a full on bright yellow will hurt my eyes. I just hate yellow, lol.
I know what you're probably thinking: white tables or white walls look like they are going to get dirty so easily! I know my parents dislike using white due to that reason. If you are into the Scandinavian living style who are afraid of white, you can use soft beige tone as substitute. The point is to also create a brightly lit environment and an open space feeling.
Now, if only I have my own space or at the very least get to re-do my bedroom from scratch... I'd love to hunt for minimalist items in IKEA and replace my wood desk with a white, minimalist one.
How about you? Do you like minimalist interior design? What do you think of the Scandinavian / Nordic living style? How would you decorate your own space — will they be vibrant and colorful or soft tone and crisp?
source: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / Pinterest
useful links — scandinavian design brief description & examples / 13 scandinavian trends about to take the states by storm