Disclosure: Norrlands Trä have kindly agreed to collaborate with us on this project

Things are taking shape in our little cabin at a rapid pace, so I felt it was time for an update!
Here’s the lowdown and a few snapshots – plus I’m looking for some advice on the mattress situation further down the post (looking at you van owners!), please feel free to share your tips in the comment section and ask any questions!
Wall and ceiling panels

As you know, we were adamant about having panelling as we felt it would be a great way to create a relaxed coastal cabin feel. Are you a fan too? 
Having researched the various different styles of panelling – from contemporary to traditional we settled on the more modern Borstad Slätspont in white S0502-Y from Swedish brand Norrlands Trä
The wall and ceiling panelling gave the cabin an instant lift and feels contemporary yet coastal, smart yet relaxed – I love it when a plan comes together! 
Wood floor
The day I took the above picture it was freezing outside, and I couldn’t help thinking how ‘cold’ the cabin felt with the concrete foundation. So, I quickly got to work on finding a wood floor.
We decided on the primed parquet pine floor in ultra protect white, also from Norrlands Trä. Light pine is a classic choice for Swedish summer cottages as it has a pared back, understated feel yet still has that wonderful softness and warmth. 
Side note: Pine is soft, which means it can be dented / marked quite easily. If you do go for this type of flooring, it’s something you ned to bear in mind. We figured that wood is a living, breathing material which changes with time, and we’d embrace any marks the family make! Having said that, we’ll be laying rugs in ‘high flow’ spots such as the kitchen, living room and dining area to protect the floor and add that all important hygge! 
After: 

I love that you can clearly see the grain and knots in the wood, it really helps to draw nature indoors and adds texture and depth to the space. 

The bed nook
In our plans, we included a nook for a 160 cm bed (with more space bunks in the loft). Since the cabin is small (30 m2 / 322 sq ft) it would also need to double up as storage without compromising on aesthetics (you know me!). Below is how the space looked during the build (while being surveyed by Per!):

This is how it looked once the panelling, floor and railings went in:
And finally, The bed nook
I did a ton of research into 160 cm beds with front storage but couldn’t find anything! So, in the end we designed a wall-mounted bed platform with central legs and two VERY long pull-out drawers on wheels (see below). Leftover panels were used for the fronts for a seamless look. 
And we finally had a bed! 
Sidenote: we’re working on the air circulation -most likely, we’ll drill holes in the base and also add a special air circulator layer under the mattress (without this, bacteria can build up and a mattress can quickly become mouldy underneath). This still a work in progress though, so tips are very welcome! 
In the meantime, we’re so looking forward to sleeping and hanging out right here. So excited!
I hope you enjoyed this update! Please do give me a shout below if you have any questions. 
I’m so looking forward to sharing other areas of the cabin with you soon. 
Wishing you a trevlig helg! (lovely weekend!), 
Niki 

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Disclosure: Norrlands Trä have kindly agreed to collaborate with us on this project

Things are taking shape in our little cabin at a rapid pace, so I felt it was time for an update!
Here’s the lowdown and a few snapshots – plus I’m looking for some advice on the mattress situation further down the post (looking at you van owners!), please feel free to share your tips in the comment section and ask any questions!
Wall and ceiling panels

As you know, we were adamant about having panelling as we felt it would be a great way to create a relaxed coastal cabin feel. Are you a fan too? 
Having researched the various different styles of panelling – from contemporary to traditional we settled on the more modern Borstad Slätspont in white S0502-Y from Swedish brand Norrlands Trä
The wall and ceiling panelling gave the cabin an instant lift and feels contemporary yet coastal, smart yet relaxed – I love it when a plan comes together! 
Wood floor
The day I took the above picture it was freezing outside, and I couldn’t help thinking how ‘cold’ the cabin felt with the concrete foundation. So, I quickly got to work on finding a wood floor.
We decided on the primed parquet pine floor in ultra protect white, also from Norrlands Trä. Light pine is a classic choice for Swedish summer cottages as it has a pared back, understated feel yet still has that wonderful softness and warmth. 
Side note: Pine is soft, which means it can be dented / marked quite easily. If you do go for this type of flooring, it’s something you ned to bear in mind. We figured that wood is a living, breathing material which changes with time, and we’d embrace any marks the family make! Having said that, we’ll be laying rugs in ‘high flow’ spots such as the kitchen, living room and dining area to protect the floor and add that all important hygge! 
After: 

I love that you can clearly see the grain and knots in the wood, it really helps to draw nature indoors and adds texture and depth to the space. 

The bed nook
In our plans, we included a nook for a 160 cm bed (with more space bunks in the loft). Since the cabin is small (30 m2 / 322 sq ft) it would also need to double up as storage without compromising on aesthetics (you know me!). Below is how the space looked during the build (while being surveyed by Per!):

This is how it looked once the panelling, floor and railings went in:
And finally, The bed nook
I did a ton of research into 160 cm beds with front storage but couldn’t find anything! So, in the end we designed a wall-mounted bed platform with central legs and two VERY long pull-out drawers on wheels (see below). Leftover panels were used for the fronts for a seamless look. 
And we finally had a bed! 
Sidenote: we’re working on the air circulation -most likely, we’ll drill holes in the base and also add a special air circulator layer under the mattress (without this, bacteria can build up and a mattress can quickly become mouldy underneath). This still a work in progress though, so tips are very welcome! 
In the meantime, we’re so looking forward to sleeping and hanging out right here. So excited!
I hope you enjoyed this update! Please do give me a shout below if you have any questions. 
I’m so looking forward to sharing other areas of the cabin with you soon. 
Wishing you a trevlig helg! (lovely weekend!), 
Niki