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Kid-Friendly Scandinavian Design That You'll Love Too

February 19, 2018

There's a common misconception among the parents of young kids that you can't have nice things. But there are tons of great options in Scandinavian-inspired designs that work really well for young families and will grow with the kiddos. Check out some of our favorite Scandinavian designs that will inject your rooms with style and will stand up to the worst your kids throw at them.

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Photo: Sesha Smith, Convey Studios. From: Urbanology Designs.

Calm Neutrals, Open Spaces

Don't let the white couch scare you off. Neutrals are a big element of Scandinavian design, but they're made family-friendly by being crafted from natural materials that can be washed. The open space with moveable poufs and a comfy rug to loll around on make this a perfect spot for family, kids and friends.

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Photo: Amy Bartlam. From: Natalie Myers.

No-Fuss Dining Room

Minimalism is a prime element of Scandi design and is great for life with kids. The simple no-fuss forms make the furniture comfortable but also so easy to clean up.

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Photo: Simone Haag in Collaboration with Nathan + Jac; Photo by Eve Wilson

Pared-Down Color Palettes

Most Scandinavian spaces are anchored in neutral palettes with splashes of color to add interest to a room. Simplifying the color schemes takes the guess work out of buying furniture or decorating for a busy family.

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Photo: Sean Litchfield Photography. From: Chango and Co..

Simple, Joyful Design

This is a playroom that kids and adults will both love spending time in. Using a very spare color palette, maximizing the light with bright white walls, and adding a playful but simple Swiss cross pattern makes this room super fun for the little ones and so comfortable and joyful for adults and kids alike.

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