It seems the trick to a proper Scandinavian room, is to find the whitest white paint you can and slap it on the walls, ceiling and floor if your landlord will let you.
Luckily our landlord did let us, and even paid for the paint, but I don't think the (totally boring) lino floor would take being painted too well, so a large white rug will do for now.
There is a reason for all this white, and it's not only very good at brightening up a dark place on a dull day, but it is also very easy to change the look whenever the mood takes you!
So, this week we have the "other" duvet cover which Mr Man picked out before I arrived, as he left the opening of my gorgeous Orla Kiely set for me to do when I finally arrived here in Sweden.
Check out the sweet box it came in even!! (The one sitting on the bed end - which really is a coffee table)
The mirror, I picked up at our local second hand store, which came with a matching little wall shelf that I've put in our itty bitty hallway for keys and tram cards and the likes...
They came in this bright red and I really can't decide if I like that colour or what I should change it to.
The windows have very deep sills in this room, that's a normal-ish sized suitcase sitting up there!
I think the nicest thing about this room is the linen curtains which I've hung as high as possible to the ceiling while still letting them slouch a little bit on the floor - I think they look more glamorous that way.
We have white, light blocking, roll down blinds for the summer time, as this room faces west so it gets afternoon and evening sun.
I'm also thinking of paiting a bedhead type thing on to the wall, or do I put a collection of photos and frames up there, or this?! Oh how I love this print, Iso Satakieli from Marimekko...
Anyway, it's time to go to bed, and dream about that print... you can see it above the bed can't you!