Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Do you find sometimes we over complicate things? Sometimes the process of home decorating can feelv overwhelming and we end up doing nothing at all! Pictures remain unhung, a ‘temporary’ lampshade hangs for years, and you make do with the too few pieces you have. Are you guilty of this? I definitely am!
But how about if we just kept things simple? Often, this is the best solution! For example, using a neutral base sets a calm scene which can be added to in time (like we saw in Monday’s home!). 
This Swedish apartment stood out to me for this very reason. The owners have used a simple palette of white mixed in with soft, earthy tones. Not only that, but they’ve conjured up practical solutions such as the wood shelves – which provide great storage in the sitting room. They’ve also added simple furnishings such as white rugs with a hint of pattern, which go with anything.  The result is a timeless, warm and inviting look that’s also highly functional. Scandi design in a nutshell! 
I hope you feel inspired by the tour! 

Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Who says we’re too old for mobiles? I’ve always loved this planet system (search Etsy for similar!). The Lisabo desk is from IKEA. 
Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Did you se what I meant about the simplicity of the scheme? And it created such a calm feel too – like a breath of fresh air! The wood and leather touches added just the right amount of warmth. 

Note how different shapes helped to give them space a greater impact too – so clever! 

Did anything catch your eye? 

I’ve got to run this morning as I’m heading to Lund to take my niece out for lunch. She is studying at Lund University. The city is my new favourite after I spent a weekend their to write a guide for a magazine. It’s one of the oldest in Sweden and full of independent shops, cafes and restaurants centred around a millennium old cathedral! You can see pictures from my weekend there over on instagram highlights. And don’t miss my latest Malmö guide too! 

See you Friday! 

Niki

Photography courtesy of Stadshem, with thanks. 

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Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Do you find sometimes we over complicate things? Sometimes the process of home decorating can feelv overwhelming and we end up doing nothing at all! Pictures remain unhung, a ‘temporary’ lampshade hangs for years, and you make do with the too few pieces you have. Are you guilty of this? I definitely am!
But how about if we just kept things simple? Often, this is the best solution! For example, using a neutral base sets a calm scene which can be added to in time (like we saw in Monday’s home!). 
This Swedish apartment stood out to me for this very reason. The owners have used a simple palette of white mixed in with soft, earthy tones. Not only that, but they’ve conjured up practical solutions such as the wood shelves – which provide great storage in the sitting room. They’ve also added simple furnishings such as white rugs with a hint of pattern, which go with anything.  The result is a timeless, warm and inviting look that’s also highly functional. Scandi design in a nutshell! 
I hope you feel inspired by the tour! 

Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Who says we’re too old for mobiles? I’ve always loved this planet system (search Etsy for similar!). The Lisabo desk is from IKEA. 
Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Keeping it Simple in a Calm, White Swedish Home
Did you se what I meant about the simplicity of the scheme? And it created such a calm feel too – like a breath of fresh air! The wood and leather touches added just the right amount of warmth. 

Note how different shapes helped to give them space a greater impact too – so clever! 

Did anything catch your eye? 

I’ve got to run this morning as I’m heading to Lund to take my niece out for lunch. She is studying at Lund University. The city is my new favourite after I spent a weekend their to write a guide for a magazine. It’s one of the oldest in Sweden and full of independent shops, cafes and restaurants centred around a millennium old cathedral! You can see pictures from my weekend there over on instagram highlights. And don’t miss my latest Malmö guide too! 

See you Friday! 

Niki

Photography courtesy of Stadshem, with thanks.