When many think of Scandinavian style, they immediately think stark, white, modern and even unlivable. But thankfully Scandinavian style has emerged from bare beginnings to a much more livable arrangement.
With white working as a color platform, many stylish homeowners have added black for a bold modern edge and hints of color that make their use seem bold and almost edgy. While still maintaining a basically blank slate, the new Scandinavian style seems focused on livability, whether it is in cluttering up streamlined shelving units, or rumpling a bed in an otherwise spotless room.

Unusual accent pieces also make frequent appearances, from mistletoe-like ceiling hangings to excessively fluffy and fuzzy throw rugs. Sometimes only a single spec of color can be seen in a room, from a fusia toned bedspread or a softly muted sofa pillow. All photographed by Per Gunnarsson, the images below show how livable a modern Scandinavian-style living space can be.


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