12 Scandinavian Wallpaper Designs to Create the Ultimate Nordic-Inspired Retreat

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When you think of Scandinavian design, wallpaper isn't necessarily the first feature that springs to mind, right? There's furniture, lighting, textiles, accessories ... the list goes on and on. But if you want to infuse your home with that effortlessly cool, Nordic-inspired aesthetic (seriously, how on earth do they make everything look so easy?), one of the fastest ways to reach your home decor goals is by starting with the walls. And with that helpful tip in mind, here are 12 Scandinavian wallpaper designs to help you create the ultimate hygge retreat.

1. Livette's Wallpaper Cross Pattern Removable Wallpaper, $43 - $102 per panel

The cross is a motif that's commonly found in Scandinavian design, mainly thanks to its feature in the flags of many Nordic countries. Incorporate this ode to patriotism into your own home with this black and white wallpaper, which will instantly up the cool factor and contrast in any room.

2. Vigor Wallpaper by Aoi Yoshizawa for Feathr, $129

Many artists are heavily influenced by the nature surrounding their homes. And this wallpaper design by Aoi Yoshizawa, inspired by melting snow at the end of winter, is no exception. The abstract print features hand-painted brushwork in a calming blue hue.

3. Graham & Brown Dots Black and White Wallpaper, $140 per roll

Scandinavian wallpaper with a repeating pattern will bring a fun and contemporary aesthetic to your walls, adding texture and interest to an otherwise minimal space. Take this monochrome dot pattern designed by Wayne Hemingway; it's perfectly paired here with salmon pink baseboards, white flooring, and a white Wishbone chair.

4. Murals Wallpaper Folk Sage, $3.90 per square foot

Welcome the natural vibe of Scandinavia into your home with a wallpaper option depicting traditional folk art. The nature-inspired pattern has been created using lino printing techniques and will make for an impressive feature wall in a nursery, playroom, or kid's bedroom.

5. Hygge & West Bloom in Marigold, $175 per roll

When we think of color in Scandinavian design, we always think of yellow, especially when paired with gray. Add a pop of the vibrant shade to your abode with this bold floral number from Hygge & West.

6. Chasing Paper Gridlock Wallpaper, $40 per panel

Inspired by clean lines and geometric forms, a minimal grid pattern will always be a safe bet when shopping for a Scandinavian wallpaper. We love this gray and white option from Chasing Paper, which acts as a beautiful backdrop for colorful decor.

7. Engblad & Co. Atmospheres by Ilse Crawford, $84 per double roll

Texture is oh-so-very key to a Scandinavian wallpaper design, and this brush print designed by Danish-born designer Ilse Crawford provides exactly that. The brush pattern features originally hand-painted marks in a muted color palette, perfect for any room in need of a little extra hygge.

8. Sandberg Wallpaper Midnatt Dark Grey, $47

If you want to make a powerful statement in your home, Scandinavian wallpaper is the way to go. Especially when you opt for this monochrome wall mural designed by Karolina Kroon. It's made up of several panels that come together to create a nature-inspired masterpiece.

9. Focus Wallpaper by Casper Heijkenskjöld for Feathr, $99

Don't ever say that minimalism can't be fun, too. This graphic Scandinavian wallpaper design is inspired by the zoom of a telescope into a new atom or galaxy. It has one shape when seen from a distance and another when standing near to the wall, with both being equally impressive. Someone pass us the wallpaper paste.

10. Sand Sage Wallpaper by LEEMO for Feathr, $36

This dreamy sage watercolor mural is both subtle and relaxing, with a nod to fine art and the earthy tones found in the great outdoors. Complement it with natural light and materials to complete the Scandi vibe, resulting in the ultimate calming ambience.

11. Livette's Wallpaper Modern Delicate Herringbone Removable Wallpaper, $43 - $102 per panel

Taking it back to the graphic look, this black and white Scandinavian wallpaper showcasing a linear pattern makes for the perfect feature wall — just add a few typographic prints for good measure.

12. Anna Dorfman Big Terrazzo Wallpaper, $49 - $129 per panel

When we designed the Hunker House last year, it was pretty obvious that we needed some Scandi cool vibes in the bathroom, and this removable wallpaper found on Society6 was the perfect ingredient. A slightly more colorful take on traditional grayscale terrazzo, it adds a vibrant touch to the rest of the pared back approach.


Emma Jane Palin is a multi-award-winning blogger and freelance writer with a penchant for design and interiors.

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