We just can’t get enough of looking at fabulous Swedish dwellings and their amazing decor, with an incredible blend of casual, elegant, rustic and refined yet warm and cheerful all rolled into one space. Scandinavian design has so much to offer, it is sure to inspire anyone who is need of some innovative decorating ideas that can be incorporated into any home design. That is why we have gathered together just a little over 40 photographs showcasing some of the most incredible Scandinavian living room interiors. From vivid interiors invaded by color, to simple but highly functional decors, these living rooms all have a strong visual effect. Sofas cozy enough for friend and family gatherings, reading corners, traditional fireplaces, royal pendant lamps, bright and colorful pillows, guitars and pianos are just a few of the elements animating these lovely homes. No matter what their size, they all feature large windows and beautiful flower arrangements and they all pull off white neutral walls brilliantly. Be sure to let us know in which one is your favorite!
This unique and completely renovated duplex apartment spotted on Alvhem is situated in Linnéstaden, Sweden. Old and new are combined in an exemplary manner between the two floors that are connected via a white and almost floating white painted custom built staircase with a fitted wardrobe underneath. Quiet and protected on the top floor, one can enjoy fantastic views from the sunny terrace into a beautiful inner courtyard. The 979 square foot (91 square meters) home also features a fully renovated luxurious bathroom, separate laundry area, renovated open kitchen, plenty of storage and a subtle mix between the turn of the century details and modern design. Freshly painted white walls mixed with an exposed brick wall and painted white wooden floors runs like a thread through all the rooms on the lower floor, clean and very tasteful. The kitchen and staircase is at the heart of the home and on the upstairs level there is an impressive living room with dark heated floors, electronic operable skylights with rain sensor, inset spotlights, exposed beams and a glazed side which can be opened up completely to the lovely terrace with views of the open courtyard, and the neighbor’s rooftops.
This charming Stockholm, Sweden apartment, spotted on Alvhem, is situated on the second floor of a three story building with breathtaking views over the river. The home is extremely well designed and space efficient for only 441 square feet (41 square meters) of living space, offering an open contemporary floor plan, high ceilings and a sunny balcony. With a continuous floor plan, the home feels quite spacious and the large windows give a bright and airy feeling. Painted white boarded floors run throughout the apartment. The recently renovated kitchen is open to the living room with a built-in breakfast bar dividing the space that serves as extra work/countertop while providing dining space. The spacious bedroom features partly glazed double doors that leads out to a cozy balcony. There is also a stylish bathroom that was recently renovated in timeless colors and materials. The apartment is located towards a quiet courtyard and out toward the river with the absence of traffic, this is a very quiet and peaceful home.
This stunning attic apartment, spotted on Alvhem Makleri is located in a beautiful stone building from the 1920s on a street in the popular Vasastan, Sweden. The charming 452 square foot home features exposed beams and a sloped ceiling creating a snug and homey environment. With unobstructed, beautiful views from the fourth floor, there is plenty of natural light with an abundance of windows and two skylights. The apartment has a fantastic floor plan with a spacious living/dining space, a bedroom with plenty of storage as well as space for a desk and a cozy kitchen with a built-in banquette. There is plenty of room for both cooking and social interaction at the “bar,” which separates the kitchen from the living room.
Get inspired by this stunning Scandinavian style apartment which is located in Stockholm, Sweden and was the former home of lifestyle stylist Johanna Laskey. This incredible vintage-inspired, 550 square foot pad was been masterfully decorated with refined artistic touches. White washed interiors adds brightness to the space, while pops of color splashed throughout adds plenty of charm. The stylist has mixed new and old together to create a home that has a very welcoming ambiance. Wood floors have been preserved and are all a light color except for the kitchen/breakfast nook that has been stained a darker color to show transition into a different space.
Photos: Courtesy of Johanna Laskey
A modern and restful oasis situated in the middle of the city of Stockholm, Sweden is this stunning turn-of-the-century penthouse spread out across two floors. The flat has been designed and renovated with an international atmosphere of artisanal and ethnic features by architects Björn and Marianne Aaro for Filippa Knutsson’s behalf. With 3,659 square feet (340 square meters) of living space, the home is full of character and high architectural class. A centrally positioned stairwell links the home’s fabulous interior spaces. The spacious fully equipped kitchen features hidden storage and built-in furnishings, including a kitchen sofa with coarse linen and custom-designed couture dining table. Seating surfaces are very generous with the large dining area as well as sitting area with a striking fireplace.
Exclusive light-plank floors from Dinesen make a beautiful contrast with the dark original ceiling. The library/work room boasts an urban constructed interior. A gorgeous master bedroom retreat has hidden storage and en-suite bathroom. The upstairs portion of the home has a raw attic feeling, deliberately preserved with coarse brick flooring against the original wooden ceilings. The central living room has an inviting sofa and a large table for cozy dinners. Two terraces face the inner courtyard which gives great sense openness to the floorplan. There are also an additional three bedrooms with bathrooms on this level. Via
In the heart of Linnéstaden, Sweden is this stylish apartment full of inspirational design. The home features 807 square feet (75 square meters) of living space with a living room with high ceilings, large communal kitchen, two bedrooms and a spacious wrought iron balcony adjacent to the kitchen. Entering through the hallway into the home, there are impressive high ceilings and white smooth walls, combined with delicious wallpaper from Cole & Son. The floor is made up of dark gray Italian ceramic tiles with underlying warmth, perfect during the cold and slushy months. Further into the hallway is oak parquet flooring, which will continue uninterrupted throughout the home.
Straight from the hallway is an open kitchen which runs at an angle and is open to the dining area which creates an airy atmosphere. There is plenty of room for a large dining table and late-night dinners with friends, great feature in this apartment. The living room is at the other end of the apartment, with two tall windows, it offers plenty of natural light to flood the home. The walls are lined with striped wallpaper in two white tones. The bedrooms are on each side of the balcony, one of which is characterized by a rounded designed brick wall, adding a warm tone to the otherwise gray walls. The second bedroom is papered with bright walls and three white wardrobes. Via
This charming apartment we spotted on Alvhem boasts high ceilings and unique design features, situated in Vasastaden, Stockholm, Sweden. The 1,087 square foot home has been beautifully preserved with a welcoming entryway and spacious floor plan consisting of a living room/dining room, fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom and bathroom. The flooring throughout the main living spaces consists of orginal plank wood floors. The open living and dining area is perfect for entertaining. The bedroom is spacious and harmonious with a quite courtyard location. The wallpaper gives a romantic atmosphere and the contrast blends nicely against the white painted planks on the floor.
This 18th century property, spotted on Fantastic Frank, is situated in a former inn with only three apartments that have been carefully preserved and restored in Ekensberg, Sweden. With its own entrance with original stone floors and wooden doors and unique floor plan, this special apartment has two rooms, open-plan kitchen with small dining area and living room with variable ceiling height and its own private and inviting patio of about 16 square meters. The 45 square meters apartment features tasteful modern design and function in harmony with details that are preserved from the building. There is also an intimate bedroom and bathroom with tiled floors and underfloor heating and bathtub.
This cozy apartment, spotted on Stadshem, is located in one of Bagaregården’s, a district in Gothenburg, Sweden, most beautiful large building blocks built in the early 1900’s. The interior of the 559 square foot (52 square meters) apartment features beautiful oak plank flooring throughout and large windows providing ample daylight and beautiful views of a nearby park. The living room is very spacious while still maintaining a light and airy feel. The walls are painted in white, while partially covered with wallpapering. The spacious kitchen with white cabinetry and a backsplash of turquoise tiles has an open concept with space for a dining table. The stunning bedroom has a beautiful feature wall in a dark laminate that gives the room character, while the rest of the walls are painted in white.