Asian and Scandi design fusion is one of our favourite aesthetics here at North Hem. Minimalist floor plans, neutral colours, and natural wood fit well with many modern Asian cultures and make for an easy transition between Scandinavian styles and Asian design. For the colour lovers out there, throwing in some mid-century modern style can add a dash of sparkle to these more reserved styles.

We think that the following 5 living rooms will give you some ideas and inspiration on how to decorate your home.

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A Singapore Scandi Living Room

Home and Decor often has great inspiration for your home decorating and design. When it comes to Scandi and Asian fusion, there are some stand-out photos to inspire your home. This Scandinavian inspired living room from Singapore shows how to live in comfort, with style, in a way that protects the environment. We love the inspiration behind this fusion living room.

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Japanese Scandi Design Fusion

This living room is an ideal place to rest, to?visit, or to enjoy cozying up to a good book on the couch. The cool colours and light woodwork make this a great layout for hot summer months. On the other hand, the fabric seats, warm blanket, and rug all help make this living room a great place to stay comfortable in the colder winter months. The Japanese artwork rounds out the feeling of a perfect fusion between east and west’s interior design principles.

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Korean Scandi Design

This flat’s combined living and dining room is ideal for urban living. And, it takes its inspiration from Seoul, while still providing a Scandi style. The mid-century modern styled couch in the sitting area adds some comfort and colour to the long, hard tile floors. The lighting and brick wall give a tad bit of the industrial feel of a cosmopolitan city while the natural wood dining set provides a bit of the Scandi farmhouse feel.

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Asian Scandi Design

The hardwood furniture frames, tasteful use of plants, and Asian inspired decorations make this living area a perfect fusion of generic Asian and Scandi Design. There is something beautiful about the more specific?cultural pieces portrayed throughout this post, but this living room is a type in itself. The natural light and window seat contrast with the wood fireplace. The white walls contrast with the dark wood floor and natural plants. This study in contrasts is a perfect example of how you can be creative in following minimalistic design principles.

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Modern Japanese Living Room

Finally, some design is not a true fusion, but takes inspiration from other design trends while keeping it wholly within the room’s culture and place. This picture is a perfect example of a room that feels fully Japanese, but borrows from design principles that are more western. The couch, pillows, and rug are all reminiscent?of a mid-century modern or Scandinavian layout, but when put within the room as a whole, it still feels like a modern Japanese living room.


These 5 living rooms inspired us this week. What inspires you in your interior design?

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