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247 South State Rd. 135
Greenwood, IN 46142

(317) 300 - 0104

Incorporating Nordic Traditions in Your Home

For generations, crafting fine furniture has been part of the Norwegian way of life, creating the rich history and tradition of Nordic design. Today, Nordic design — with its dedication to simplicity, beauty and functionality — is hugely influential around the world. ­

to simplicity, beauty and functionality — is hugely influential around the world. ­
Incorporating Nordic design flair into your home is a great way to make your space look neater and more spacious.

Embrace Natural Wood

One of the most popular aspects of Nordic interior design is the frequent use of bare, natural wood, especially for flooring and furniture. Traditionally, Nordic designs feature lightly stained natural wood, giving the room a warm, earthy feeling that balances modern aspects characteristic of Norwegian design.

In addition to natural wood flooring and furniture, you can add natural wooden accessories to your space, including picture frames, shelving, planters and other relatively small pieces.

Choose Neutral Colors

Nordic styling heavily relies on whites, blacks, grays and browns. In Norwegian interior design, you’ll often find white walls, gray furniture and black or brown trim and accents. These neutral colors provide a functional palate for your home, giving you the freedom to pick other bolder colors for accent pieces. Neutral colors also make your space look airy, bright and relaxing.

When you’re choosing paint for your walls, furniture, décor and more, keep your color palate simple. Neutrals don’t have to be boring, so look for shades of neutrals that speak to you. Your neutrals will make your greenery and bold colors pop!

Use Negative Space

When you see Norwegian design inspiration, you immediately notice the room’s clean and simple look. Even though it’s tempting to decorate every corner of your home, remember that less is more. Borrowed from the art world, negative space in interior design simply refers to the empty space around your stuff. Embrace negative space to achieve the minimalist look popularized by Nordic design.

Clear clutter and take down excessive decorations — including wall art, knickknacks, books, curtains and other unnecessary pieces — to give your space room to breathe and draw attention to a few carefully selected pieces.

No matter where you live, Nordic traditions can bring a breath of fresh air to your home. Focus on the simplicity and functionality of your design, and highlight a few elements that set the tone for your space. Mix your own personal style with Nordic traditions to produce a unique look and feel.


Great store! Locally owned and operated. Friendly staff and very helpful I have made several purchases here and am very happy. I will definitely be back. Very high quality and reasonably priced!

- Angie F. Greenwood, United States

This store has a great and rare selection of furniture, from comfortable recliners to many different couches. The employees are kind and helpful and always make sure to find what I need. I will def make it a point to come back again!

- Doyle M. Greenwood, United States

Great furniture and even better service. I will be back to buy more and will be recommending this store to all my friends.

- Josh B. Franklin, United States


Business Hours

Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

I had always need looking for modern, good quality furniture and was so excited when I found Scandinavian Import. The first time my husband and I walked in , we were really impressed by the variety of the furniture and the unique designs of all the pieces. Everyone was super friendly and helpful and really took the time to find the best pieces for our living room area. The lay-away option really helped us because at the time we weren’t ready to receive the furniture and had to wait till we could actually move in to our new place. We moved in about 2 weeks ago and had all the furniture delivered a few days ago! We couldn’t be any happier with the top service and quality provided by this store and are very excited to go back soon and finish our furniture shopping for our bedroom! If you are looking for high quality furniture that’s not outrageously expensive and will last you a long time, this is the perfect place to go to!

- Diana M. Greenwood, United States


247 South State Rd. 135
Greenwood, IN 46142



(317) 300 - 0104