Today we’re heading across the pond to visit a beautiful Swedish country house. I have always loved the simple elegance of Scandinavian decorating. You’ll often find a generous use of white paired with rustic elements or bright colors. Homes also have large windows to let in as much sunlight as possible during short winter days. The result is a cozy space with timeless appeal. (All photos by www.adddesign.se as seen on Houzz.)
Paper type lanterns are often seen in Swedish houses. Note the white walls throughout the home.
You’ll find elegant chandeliers, as well. Like this beauty found in the living room with a Victorian floor lamp. Gray always pairs beautifully with white, adding a bit of warmth to the light color scheme.
Traditional Scandinavian fireplaces are distinct and columnar in form. One of my favorite painters is Carl Larsson and you’ll often spy a Swedish fireplace in his paintings.
The dining room in today’s Swedish Country House is simple and pretty. I can’t help but think that many people are fond of Scandinavian style since IKEA is such a popular store. This dining room looks like something straight out of their catalog.
The table is set for a simple Christmas meal. The red candelabra is a Scandinavian icon. We have a local store called The Gift Box that sells Swedish style home decor. I used to admire their Swedish Dala horses and always wanted one for Christmas. I never owned one; maybe I should add one to this year’s Christmas list.
The neutral country kitchen is free of clutter, allowing the glass-front cabinets, wood counters, and painted paneled walls and ceiling to take center stage. Light wood floors and subway tiles finish the room with texture and style.
A colorful valance adorns the window above the sewing area.
In the master bedroom, a pretty floral wallpaper creates a cozy atmosphere. A tufted headboard lends a touch of softness.
Bunk beds take residence in a cheery children’s bedroom. I love the paper lantern created from a map!
The family cat ventures outside to explore the surroundings dotted with red barns. The exterior trim is accented with a touch of red.
Be sure to visit the rest of this charming Swedish Country House over at Houzz.
See more houses in the Charming Home Series!
And later this week …
Tomorrow I’m sharing a Scandinavian style Christmas mantel.
On Tuesday I’m sharing a Christmas table setting.
On Wednesday you’ll see my Christmas home tour!! I’ve been working hard to get everything ready for you!