Go Beyond IKEA: 11 Scandinavian Home Décor Brands To Love

Updated 05/24/18
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If you’ve ever caught yourself wishing you could bleach your wood floors, toss a sheepskin over a dining chair, or paint your space in a minimalist-approved color palette, chances are you've been wooed by Scandinavian design. The Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) are currently having a major impact on the global design scene. And if you want in on the trend, it begs the question: Where exactly should you shop for Scandinavian décor? We're here to help.

From a brand that expertly blends masculine and feminine design to a textiles-focused manufacturer that produces cheekily patterned pillows using 100 percent hemp, these are the Scandinavian furniture stores that should be on your radar; and they don't all need to put a dent in your wallet. Ranging from the affordable to the splurge-worthy, there's a shop on this list that'll fit any admirer of Nordic design's budget. Forgo a trip to the big blue box store and scour these home décor sites instead. 

Ferm Living

Ferm Living The Round Dorm $185 $145
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Vintage charm is in ample supply at Ferm Living. The Danish brand puts a fresh spin on the best of yesteryear. Shopping its site is sure to make you feel like a kid again.

Josef Frank

Josef Frank Pillow, Brazil $230
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It’s somewhat ironic that Josef Frank’s designs are seen as quintessentially Scandinavian, as he was actually born in Austria. However, he went on to adopt Swedish citizenship and create vibrant and dynamic designs that are still in production today. Familiarize yourself with his colorful botanic prints, and you’ll start to notice them everywhere.

Skagerak

Skagerak Georg Mirror $379
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It seems you could add Scandinavian flair to just about every area of your home using Skagerak’s inventory. Take a peek at its site, and then check the list of retailers for buyer’s satisfaction.

Iris Hantverk

Iris Hantverk Glass Brush $25
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It may not seem worth it to order brushes all the way from Sweden, but a good brush is hard to find. Whether it’s for bathroom, kitchen, or cleaning purposes, Iris Hantverk's handmade brushes are worth the shipping.

String

String Pocket Shelf $151
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Originally designed in 1949, the String shelving systems are proof that Scandinavian design is timeless.

by Lassen

by Lassen Kubus 4 Brass $213
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The Lassen brothers, Mogens and Flemming, may not be around anymore, but their designs live on thanks to by Lassen. The iconic Kubus 4 candelabra is just the tip of the iceberg that is their genius.

Saana ja Olli

Saana ja Olli Onnenmaa Interior Pillow Cover $56
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It doesn’t get much more quaint than a designer couple in Finland locally manufacturing 100 percent hemp textiles (especially with patterns like these) with a brand name like Saana ja Olli.

Broste Copenhagen

Broste Copenhagen Tia Throw $76 $65
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Each year Broste Copenhagen releases two collections including everything from tableware to textiles, lanterns to décor. Get your hands on a few of its pieces and your home is sure to feel much cozier.

&Tradition

&Tradition FlowerPot VP1 Pendant $227
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You’ll instantly recognize Verner Panton’s “Flower Pot” lights in &Tradition’s inventory, but shop around a bit more and you’ll find more items to lust over.

Gubi

Gubi Grasshopper Floor Lamp $1030
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Showcasing items from various decades of the 20th century as well as contemporary, cutting-edge designs, Gubi is the ultimate source for sophisticated design as only Scandinavians could curate.

HAY

HAY Strap Mirror $192
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Founded in 2002, HAY made it its mission to channel the great design in Denmark during the ’50s and ’60s in a modern way. With its streamlined furniture and minimally fresh accessories, we’d say they’re succeeding.

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