Inspired by Iceland: Home Decor to Match the Landscape

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Reykjavik Iceland Coastline Landscape

After spending some time in the majestic landscape of Reykjavik, Iceland, and the surrounding countryside I felt inspired by Iceland, rejuvenated, relaxed and ready to bring some Icelandic inspiration home. From the bright hues of the local wild flower and the Blue Lagoon to the stark, volcanic coastline and open plains, to the near 24 hours of sunlight during summer, there are many ways in which you can incorporate the beauty of Iceland in your own home.

Nootka Alaskan Lupine Wildflower Iceland Reykjavik

Purple Felt Pillow

Fontella Square Hand Sewn Felt Rose Pillow

Nootka, the local wildflower in Iceland, was introduced to the region in 1945 as a means to bringing nutrients back to the volcanic soil.  While some are critics of the flower due to its inedibility, it has become an icon for the country side. Its beautiful shade of purple inspires local artists and designers to incorporate the bright color in their designs.

Midnight in Reykjavik Iceland Travel

During the summer in Iceland, the sun never sets, but rather coasts across the skyline all through the night creating a beautiful dusk lighting that lasts until dawn. Implementing outdoor lighting can bring this "bright at night" feeling to your own home.

Blue Lagoon Reykjavik Iceland Travel

Blue Glass Table Lamp

Uttermost Reena Blue Glass Table Lamp

One of Iceland's most famous sights is the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa in a lava field that is rich in minerals and nutrients. Visitors can come to the spa and bathe in the waters, which are famous for beautifying your skin and even curing some skin diseases such as psoriasis. While it would be ideal to have your own little Blue Lagoon in your home, you can bring home the beautiful icy, electric blue hue.

Iceland Reykjavik Coastline Shore Travel

Since Iceland is an island, there are miles and miles of vast and open coastline. Unlike the beaches of Southern California where I am from, the coast in Iceland reminds me of New England with overgrown reeds and stone beaches. It is this laid back beach environment that can easily be translated to home decor with beautiful accessories, ceiling light fixtures, and wall lights.

Nickel Wall Sconce

Eco Botanico Nickel Wall Sconce

When you drive inland, the mossy, volcanic landscape can take your breath away. The lack of inhabitants has allowed the land to remain untouched for the most part, yet with excellent infrastructure, tourists and travelers can drive through the region and experience all the beauty.

Volcanic landscape Iceland Travel

Volcanic crater in Iceland Reykjavik

While in Iceland, the overall feeling was one of open calm and beauty. While I was only able to see a small part of the large island, being only in and around Reykjavik in the South West region, I would highly recommend a visit to anyone who loves adventure, nature and serenity. And if that hasn't quite gotten you to visit, the local Icelandic lobster is the best I have ever eaten!

Images: Allison Rosenberg

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  • This blog post was fantastic. Kudos to Allison Rosenberg for capturing the spirit of natural beauty around her during her trip to Iceland and translating it into home fashions everyone can relate to.

  • So glad you enjoyed it Linda!

  • Amazing blog - I feel as if I was there enjoying the natural surroundings.  Beautiful job !!!

Inspired by Iceland: Home Decor to Match the Landscape