Scandinavian office inspo: Dreamy Scandi style offices and where to shop the look

Scandinavian styling and design is one of our all-time favourite looks — restrained, tasteful and sophisticated.

Today we’ve curated some of our favourite Scandinavian office inspo and hunted down the top pieces to achieve the style yourself!

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Home office
House of Cruze’s Scandi-inspired home office uses pops of greenery to soften the space. Take the full home tour here.

How to achieve the look…

To bring the Scandi style into your home office, think about using clean-line timber furniture, soft hues and some key pieces for texture.

Take a look at our simple checklist as we show you some of our favourite Scandi offices and share tips to achieve the look at your place.

1. Start simple

A common theme when looking at Scandinavian offices is they all start with a simple base. Think modest floorings, cosy rugs, clean-line timber furniture and a soft colour palette.

A great way to achieve this is by using neutral materials and adding pops of colour and interest with your decor. Timber and white are great options to keep with the Scandi theme.

Scandi inspired home office
Image via vivandtim.home

Shop our fave Scandi-inspired office pieces: Desks

Wooden desk
Wooden desk
Fold away desk
Fold away desk
Timber desk
Timber desk
Hairpin leg desk
Hairpin leg desk
Timber and white desk
Timber and white desk
Desk hutch
Desk hutch
Corner desk
Corner desk
White office desk
White office desk
Wooden desk
Wooden desk
Fold away desk
Fold away desk
Timber desk
Timber desk
Hairpin leg desk
Hairpin leg desk
Timber and white desk
Timber and white desk
Desk hutch
Desk hutch
Corner desk
Corner desk
White office desk
White office desk

2. Keep it clean

Scandinavian interiors are clean, bright and spacious. White walls or cool greys make a great foundation for Scandinavian styling.

But don’t think you can’t use colour! We’ve spotted some Scandi-inspired interiors with dark feature walls like the one below, and we love it. Note they’ve still kept things simple, with clean line furniture and minimal clutter.

Black office
Image via Stylizimo

3. Hide it away

Where possible, add cupboards, draws or other storage options to your office. It will keep clutter hidden away and help streamline the space.

Built-ins are a fabulous option, but if space (or budget) is an issue, a few baskets, a simple shelving unit or set of draws will work just as well.

Ikea scandi officed
It’s storage heaven in this Scandinavian office inspo look | Image via IKEA
Black and white inspired officed
These open shelves are kept tidy with the use of boxes | Image via homeyohmy

Shop our fave Scandi-inspired office pieces: Chairs

Replica Eames chair
Replica Eames chair
Grey chair
Grey chair
Grey fabric office chair
Grey fabric office chair
Grey office chair
Grey office chair
Blush office chair
Blush office chair
Blue grey desk chair
Blue grey desk chair
Green office chair
Green office chair
Replica Eames chair
Replica Eames chair
Grey chair
Grey chair
Grey fabric office chair
Grey fabric office chair
Grey office chair
Grey office chair
Blush office chair
Blush office chair
Blue grey desk chair
Blue grey desk chair
Green office chair
Green office chair

4. Add timber

Light timber features just scream Scandi, don’t they?! We love using timber, be it for a desk, the legs on your office chair or in decor pieces like art frames.

Timber will instantly soften your space and give it that touch of Scandinavia you’re after.

Office with black wall
Image via nordicdays

5. Embrace plants

Add life to your office and soften the space with plants. Any kind of plant is a good idea, but to truly fit the Scandi style, we suggest those with glossy green leaves like the Pilea plant (pictured below). Tropical plants could look a little out of place 😉

If you’re worried about keeping your plants alive, check out our plant care tips here, or just go high quality faux. We won’t tell if you don’t!

Desk with hairpin legs
Image via hegeinfrance

6. Hang wall art

When using wall art in a Scandi-inspired office, keep it simple. Think black and white photography, simple lettering or how about an oversized wall calendar? We love this idea because it keeps it simple, yet still functional and practical.

If you don’t already receive our weekly Style Curator e-newsletter, sign up here and get your FREE monthly wall calendar that will fit your Scandi office decor perfectly!

Another idea is to create a gallery wall with all your Scandi-inspired art. You can get all the how-to tips in our gallery wall article here.

Shop our fave Scandi-inspired office pieces: Wall art

Eucalyptus artwork
Eucalyptus artwork
Black and white forest print
Black and white forest print
Wood photo frame
Wood photo frame
Dancer artwork
Dancer artwork
Horse artwork
Horse artwork
Ellipse artwork
Ellipse artwork
Coral artwork
Coral artwork
Cockatoo canvas print
Cockatoo canvas print
Line portrait artwork
Line portrait artwork
Line artwork
Line artwork
Set of 10 frames
Set of 10 frames
Eucalyptus artwork
Eucalyptus artwork
Black and white forest print
Black and white forest print
Wood photo frame
Wood photo frame
Dancer artwork
Dancer artwork
Horse artwork
Horse artwork
Ellipse artwork
Ellipse artwork
Coral artwork
Coral artwork
Cockatoo canvas print
Cockatoo canvas print
Line portrait artwork
Line portrait artwork
Line artwork
Line artwork
Set of 10 frames
Set of 10 frames
Scandi office with large wall calendar
Image via foxhomesmn

7. Get your shelfie on

Shelves are a great way to get clutter off your desk and something we think is essential in any home office. Match your shelves to your desk colour or style to create that cohesive look the Scandinavians are so famous for.

Simple office styling
Image via admagazine

8. Accessorise (but take it easy)

We love to accessorise but when it comes to the Scandi style, remember to keep it simple.

Think sheepskins, cushions, a cosy rug or an indoor plant. Marble or matte black accessories fit this style to a T. Keep it minimal and choose functional pieces that will enhance the subtle hues in your furnishings.

Shop our fave Scandi-inspired office pieces: Accessories

Copper desk lamp
Copper desk lamp
Bin
Bin
Wall organiser set
Wall organiser set
Ceramic stationery holder
Ceramic stationery holder
Leather notebook
Leather notebook
Metal file holder
Metal file holder
Scandinavian home book
Scandinavian home book
Gold plant stand
Gold plant stand
Curved wall hook
Curved wall hook
White desk clock
White desk clock
Black journal
Black journal
Brass book ends
Brass book ends
Hide cushion
Hide cushion
Cow hide
Cow hide
White sheepskin
White sheepskin
Rug
Rug
Scandi office with fluffy rug
Image by the Kinfolk via Domino

So, how did we do!? Did we give you some Scandinavian office inspo to tackle your own work space? Tell us which was your fave tip or room in the comment section below!

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Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links. This means that when you click on a link and purchase something from that site, we may make a small commission at no extra cost to you. This article was originally published in November 2014 and has been updated with new information and images.

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