Scandinavian homes are getting more popular every day. We all love the simplicity in the Scandinavian interiors, the natural lighting, the natural materials they use and also the cosiness. It’s not like a minimalistic interior or an Japanese interior; it feels like you are almost stepping into a christmas card. You can feel the snow falling outside, the fireplace heating up and hot cup of chocolate coming your way.
A while ago I saw this beautiful apartment on the Swedish English blog called My Scandinavian Home. I was immediately in love with it.
Things I love about Scandinavian Homes and this apartment are…
* The white walls with the baseboard. White is always good. It gives you the opportunity to do what ever you want. I do like a colored wall from time to time as well.
* The moldings on the ceiling. Not every apartment looks good with moldings but I think this one does.
* The gorgeous wooden floor. The Scandinavians are so good in wooden flooring. Have you ever heard of Dinesen before? Their flooring is very unique because they can make wooden planks up to 6 meters long. Can you imagine that? That you would only need 1 plank to cover the entire length of your apartment?
* The rug on the floor. The colors and pattern of this rug looks a bit ethnic but it’s definitely Scandinavian design. When you decorate your room in simple colors, you can use bright rugs like this to spice up the room.
* The great open windows that let in all the daylight. The fact that the windows are so deep gives you the great opportunity to use the windowsills for decoration or as a bench, depending on how high they are.
* The old suitcases. It’s not an original idea any more but I think they are still very good as decoration, or as a coffee table like here, in our interiors.
* And last but not least; the fireplace of course!
Unfortunately I can’t buy books when I’m on the road but I do note them in my phone for later (when I’m back home and have a BIG bookcase). About a few weeks ago I saw this book called Northern Delights: Scandinavian Homes, Interiors and Designin a bookshop in Christchurch in New Zealand. I really liked it! I hope you do as well. Have a look here –>