10 Scandinavian-Style Bathrooms to Inspire Your Remodel

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Amber Interior Design
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    Simplicity, Utility, and Beauty Define Scandinavian Inspired Bathrooms

    When it comes to decorating trends that will endure the test of time, the Scandinavian aesthetic is an ever-popular favorite. So if you plan on sprucing up your bathroom, why not consider adding a little Scandi style? Simplicity, utility, and beauty are all hallmarks of the look that serve up clean lines often punctuated by natural materials, neutral colors, and personal accents. Are you onboard? The following ideas will help you achieve your decorating goals of creating a Scandinavian inspired bathroom brimming with function and style.

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    Tiny Scandinavian Bathroom With White Square Tiles

    In this teensy apartment wetroom by Szymon Hanczar, the Scandinavian style means bright and white square tiles offset with charcoal grout. Note how pairing different size tiles on the floor and walls create visually appealing and contrasting patterns. Pint-size features that make the most of small spaces are another hallmark of Scandi style. Here a tiny sink and cabinet combo paired with a compact toilet maximize square footage.

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    Consider a Wood Accent Wall in Your Bathroom

    Monica Mangin, the host of the series, The Weekender, believes you can pack a lot of style into a small bathroom, including a stunning accent wall. Here she added a bit of modern farmhouse texture to this Nordic-inspired bathroom using faux wood planks made of peel and stick vinyl. Natural greenery is one of the best ways to add a little Scandi style to any room in a home. Here several gorgeous plants enliven things. Often we forget about decorating bathroom walls — here, a boho wall hanging adds another layer of touchable texture.

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    Combine White Walls With Striking Floor Tiles

    A midcentury dresser gets a new life as a stylish vanity in this Scandinavian inspired bathroom by Style by Emily Henderson. But the real showstopper is the stunning floor. It is important to note that colorful patterned tile is often paired with crisp white walls in Scandi inspired rooms. The artwork on the walls picks up the blue color of the tiles.

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    Cover Your Bathroom Walls With Bold Wallpaper

    Typically folksy, whimsical, or moody patterned wallpaper plays a role in Scandi-inspired decorating. Here the design experts at Sweeten riff on the idea in this NYC bathroom. The pineapple wall covering is a room warming touch that takes the chill off the white tile and gray vanity.

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    Add Warmth to a White Bathroom With Natural Accents

    There is no doubt that the Scandinavian style heavily influenced the modern farmhouse craze. In this pint-size NYC bathroom featured on Sweeten, a lovely plant and woven towel basket are natural touches popularized by both aesthetics. Another smart feature worth mentioning is the sliding glass door. It is a practical feature for rooms with limited square footage because it does not hog precious floor space.

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    Monochromatic Colors and Minimalist Settings

    Monochromatic color schemes anchored in minimalist settings are a common combination in Scandinavian design. Black accents and fixtures pop against a stark white background in this chic bathroom by a Homepolish interior designer. The small succulent lends a pop of warmth while helping to define the bathroom's Nordic influence.

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    Say Yes to Pops of Color

    Stark white walls, warm wood floors, and pops of color are all solidly Scandinavian in flavor in this lovely bathroom by Hawthorn and Main. We give a special shout out to the red and pink accents, which add a touch of sweetness that feels bold and vibrant.

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    How to Soften Stark Black and White Walls

    Warm wood tones soften black and white features in this gorgeous Scandinavian inspired bathroom by Amber Interiors. The rug lends a punch of room brightening colors that personalize the space. The glass shower door combined with white walls make the smallish room feel bigger by creating visual depth. Are you thirsty for a little glam in your bathroom? Take a gander at the sink's gold fixtures.

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    Say Hello to This Scandifornia Bathroom

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    Steven Dewall for Sarah Barnard Design

    Sarah Barnard Design is known for combining classic elements from both Scandinavian and California style to form the Scandifornia aesthetic. In this stunning bathroom, a classic Scandi color palette of white and gray set the neutral tone. Lots of storage cabinets help to keep the space feeling as minimal as possible. Clean, straight lines rule in this space. To soften things up four little vases filled with plants lend small bursts of green and yellow.

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    Soft Hues, Organic Shapes, and Natural Textures

    Blue and beige scandi inspired bathroom
    Chas Metivier for Sarah Barnard Design

    Soft natural wood tones and a sea of blue and taupe tiles are huge nods to traditional Scandinavian style in this bathroom by Sarah Barnard Design. The orb-like wall sconce is a modern and minimal touch that also feels classic. The soft hues and natural textures in this bathroom inspire joy with its connection to the outdoors.