50 Shades of White

Maybe it’s because I’m Swedish, but I have a real soft spot for the Scandinavian design aesthetic when it comes to interiors. Pale wooden floorboards, white walls and furniture mixed with grey and other neutrals and perhaps a few accents of stronger colours such as red or blue. Mixing old and modern pieces also makes for a unique home and I love the contrast it creates.

Here are some inspirational images from my Pinterest board ‘My Dream Abode’:


{I love the positioning of the sofas in this room. Having them facing each other adds a cosy vibe which is offset by the grandeur of the stunning chandelier.}


{White doesn’t have to mean stark. Layering different shades of whites and other neutrals creates a warm, inviting space.}

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{I love the tiles in this kitchen and the open shelves.}


{This bedroom looks so calm and inviting.}


{Using books as bedside tables is a great feature that doubles up as storage if you don’t have enough space for another bookcase. I also love the picture shelf above the bed.}


{A practical and beautiful centerpiece filled with lovely cashmere. This picture makes me want to paint our floorboards white.}


{The tiles, the lights, the bathtub – I love it all.}


{If my boys shared a bedroom, this is the bunkbed I would get.}


{This room is all about the details: the bunting, the Maileg bunnies with their own little matching bed, the practical blackboard…}


{I wish our ceilings were high enough to carry off a chandelier on this scale. Oh and that my husband wasn’t allergic to cats!}


{This room really makes the most of the natural light and I love the white letters on the wall.}


{Another view of room number 9 which shows how effective a pop of colour can be in an otherwise all-white space. Mixing new and old furniture, such as this cupboard, in the same colour creates an original but cohesive look.}


20 thoughts on “50 Shades of White

  1. Scandinavian design is just gorgeous, I love that top living room and the bedrooms. Although it always looks so simple and easy it’s just so hard to actually put together and make it look that good!


  2. Hi!
    I absolutely love the idea of 50 shades of white for home decor! It’s so clean and inviting, especially in the bedroom! Those cats are super cute, too! =)


    • Me too. I went through a phase in our old house of painting all the rooms in different colours – pink, purple etc. It looked nice but made them tricky to furnish and within a year I was bored and wanted to paint them all white again! Since then I’ve stuck to white and neutrals and added colour with accessories! X

    • Yes muddy paw prints would kind of ruin the look! Same goes for children’s sticky hand prints so white sofas and armchairs are a no-no in our house at the moment as well. Thanks for your comment, hope you have a lovely day. X

  3. Scandinavian interior design certainly does speak to a need inside of us to have a natural and comfortable feel yet also appeals to our mental aspirations for style. I agree that White doesn’t have to be start and can be very invigorating. I don’t think I could live in such White interiors as the ones pictured though they are decadently beautiful but I admire them greatly.

    Another thing I love about the Scandinavian houses I’ve seen is that – in the small towns especially – the exteriors can be very brightly painted in a single bright colour giving the whole place a lovely warm and happy atmosphere.

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