Scandinavian décor is characterized by clean lines, simplicity, and functionality. Much of the the style is reflection of the long dark Nordic winters. The region’s inhospitable winter season requires its residents spend a lot of their time indoors — which is why this style has a major focus on well-lit practical spaces. The climate also has an influence on the color palette of Scandinavian décor. The style favors bright hues like white or beige, with small bursts of color, natural wood floors and an abundance of soft white lighting. It all comes down to creating a feeling of hygge (pronounced HOO-gə), making your home feel warm and cozy during the dark winters. Take a look at some stunning Scandinavian home décor by Sandy Spring Builders.