Interior: Nordic Design Trends

The Nordics are famous for their design heritage characterized by a fascinating combination of simplicity, minimalism and functionality. While Scandinavian design emerged back in the 1950s, it has been on a winning streak ever since. We've been checking out the interior trends for the coming year: a mix of wood, dark green, and more. Get inspired!


Nature has gradually found its way into our homes, and in 2017 it continues to inspire. Think tree branches and other natural materials in earthy colors. This trend can for example be found in Radisson Blu Hotel Nydalen in Oslo, which worked together with Norway's popular interior design shop Milla Boutique, bringing together industrial with natural elements while adding beautiful mirrors, lamps, and textiles.

Radisson Blu Hotel Nydalen lobby design

Dark green

Classic white slowly but surely began to disappear during 2016, being replaced by blue tones. While this color scheme will continue to be popular next year, there's a new interior star in sight: dark green.

Shades of blue and green dominate the lobby of Radisson Blu Tromsø Hotel for example, giving it a relaxing feel perfect to wind down after a long day.

Radisson Blu Hotel Tromso

Radisson Blu Hotel Tromso lobby

Classic elegance

Classically elegant color schemes will be prominent in 2017, ranging from beige and grey to natural finishes. Metal will also play a major role, including silver, tin and stainless steel.

Radisson Blu Royal Stavanger follows this trend, combining a sophisticated, bright color palette with metal and wooden details.

Radisson Blu Royal Stavanger bedroom

Radisson Blu Royal Stavanger design

Unique details

Unique, personalized interior details have been popular for a long time and will be even more in demand next year. Uniqueness can be created by adding a daring color or unlikely material combos. Just have a look at the Summit Bar located on the 21st floor of Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Oslo, designed by Snøhetta: by adding beautiful, unexpected brass details to the mix, the bar has become a major eye-catcher.

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Oslo bar

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Oslo


Rugs, especially large-sized ones, will be big during 2017, being able to frame everything from dining tables to sofas in a luxurious way or create smaller rooms within larger ones. The trend goes to soft materials, both patterned and monochrome.

The elegant design at Radisson Blu Metropol in Helsingborg takes this trend into account, inspired by the international architecture and design exhibition H55 held in Helsingborg in summer 1955.

Radisson Blu Metropol Helsingborg lobby

Radisson Blu Metropol Helsingborg room


As you probably noticed, naked bulbs hanging on a simple cord were a huge trend in 2016, but they have had their time in the spotlight. The coming year will bring back big, clearly visible structures, focusing on more majestic lighting solutions.

The conference area at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Copenhagen does exactly that.

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Copenhagen lights

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Copenhagen

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