Perusing online tours of beautiful Scandinavian homes can be an addictive, and envy-inducing, pastime. Though you may not be able to import their high ceilings, period features, or masonry heaters (those cylindrical white corner fireplaces that I endlessly covet), you can certainly create your own replica of the Scandinavian look with the right furnishings. Figuring out where to find certain pieces can be tricky, so I'll round up some popular Scandinavian-style pieces, and tell you where you can buy them in the US.
After I spotted this candleholder in multiple Scandinavian interiors online and in a magazine, I translated the word for candleholder into Danish to try to figure out what it's called. I had a lot more luck googling “Danish cube candleholder,” which revealed that it's called a Kubus 4 candleholder. Whatever you call it, it looks quite chic and modern on a tabletop or shelf.
Simple and elegant, the Danish Wishbone Chair is a classic for a reason.
Gorgeous pendant lighting helps draw the eye up to those high ceilings. Though black-colored light fixtures appear frequently in general, I keep seeing this striking Pholc mobile ceiling lamp in stylish Scandinavian interiors.
The modern, sculptural quality of the Eames Hang-It-All rack, especially in monochromatic tones, has made it a popular storage choice in Scandinavian homes.
When you play “eye spy” with this iconic poster, you'll start noticing that it's a popular addition to stylish gallery walls. It's not too difficult to get your hands on an authorized version of Swedish illustrator Olle Eskell's Ögon Cacao one-eye poster. Art exhibit posters from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art also make frequent appearances, but you'll have to track down vintage versions (or go to Louisiana yourself to buy a current one.)
Quiet texture is a key component of Scandinavian style, and one example is bedding. Rumpled linens in soothing tones are often featured in bedrooms and on throw pillows. There are a variety of linen sellers on Etsy who sell this style of bedding. This particular one is from MagicLinen.
The large windows and high ceilings in Scandinavian flats require long floor-to-ceiling curtains, preferably in white. These affordable curtains from Ikea come up to 118″-long, which is quite generous for off-the-shelf curtains in the US. They're my go-to curtains even for my non-Scandinavian home.
Once you start looking for them, you'll notice that string shelves appear over and over again in Scandinavian homes. In singles or multiples, these versatile shelves lend themselves well to airy styling and storage, and they come in many different colors.
Thonet chairs are popular around the world, and generally not too difficult to find secondhand. Called the “Era Chair,” they're still available new if you can't find a vintage set.
Another black metal light fixture, this elegant clamp lamp could be used in many different rooms. To be fair, there are many cheaper clamp lamps out there, and with a coat of glossy black spray paint, you could get a similar look on a budget.