Light pale colored walls, floors, and furnishings are used to reflect the natural light, making the home decoration more cheerful, calm, and warm even on the darkest winter days.
Facts to decorate the home in the Swedish Style
Walls, floors, accessories, and furniture are colored in pale tones of white, cream, soft yellow, pale pink, soft green, and dove gray. These tones reflect or emit the feeling of a clear, fresh day and coordinate easily with the other colors of the Swedish color palette. Red is used on the light colored walls which give that fun and bold quotient to the interiors.
Simple woven, textured white fabrics of linen or cotton are common. Textures like stripes, checks, and plaids add more color. Patterns used in Swedish decorating styles are usually color on a white ground. Small floral prints are also flaunted on white grounds. Stripes, checks, and plaids are almost always in combos of white and one other color.
Straight lines and gentle curves are landmarks Swedish style furniture. Legs of furniture are delicate and tapered at the floor. Simple light-stained wood or padded headboards are common on beds in Swedish style interiors. Canopy beds are popular and use yards of white fabric mounted on a coronet or hanging from poles or rings on the ceiling. Extra seating is provided by benches of simple, intricate design. Padded cushions and bolsters soften the look. Wooden frames and delicate, carved legs are found on a typical Swedish style sofa.
Upholstery is simple on seat cushions and back pillows or bolsters. Light colored hard and soft woods are used for case goods and flooring. Birch, white pine, beech, and alder are common. Woods are often bleached or painted or stained with white or pale paints. Most wooden furniture is painted in white, cream, soft gray and light colors. Stencils are added for color. In short, Swedish furniture is simple, yet intricate, and elegant looking. Carl Larsson the popular Swedish artist is credited in popularizing the Swedish style of decorating and popularizing its unique, mesmerizing beauty.