19th Century Swedish living: 5 tips

When it comes to accommodation, Sweden is definitely spoiled for choice with beautiful old houses. In this post, I’m going to present an amazingly beautiful 19th Century apartment from Östermalm in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm.

Wide open spaces, beautiful rounded windows and herring-bone floors are all hallmarks of classic Swedish 19th Century apartments. We Swedes like a spartan, clean style of home decor and have become known for this abroad. Here are some simple ideas to help you get that sought-after Scandinavian 19th Century style at home:

Get the style: 19th Century Swedish living

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1. Light foundation colours
Walls and ceiling should be painted in clean, light and slightly toned white shades. This makes it easier to choose accent colours for finer details and gives an airy and clean feeling.

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2. Modern details
Using modern, stylish details such as a hot lamp or Danish designer chair can make a good-looking 19th Century apartment great. Quotation posters are HOT in Sweden right now and especially those by the famous artist, Marie Sernerholt.


3. Chandeleirs
Are the cherry on the top and suit all types of home decor. Like the queen of home decor details, she presides over everything she sees with her crystal light :)

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4. Mix old and new
This is my motto which I always go on about on my blog. An old apartment needs to have some personal touches and history, so mix old and new decor.

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5. Large, light and modern kitchen, an old, open fireplace
Two must-haves in a 19th century Swedish apartment. An old beautiful ceramic tile fireplace works well in a living room or bedroom. A large kitchen in white, country style is typically Swedish. Warm woods for kitchen counter tops completes the look.

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The old classic furniture mixes perfectly with the modern bed decor :)




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Quite simply, the rules for 19th Century Swedish home decor style are: keep it simple, light, airy, and focus on the right details :)

Have a great day, cuties!


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17 Responses to 19th Century Swedish living: 5 tips

  1. Connie* Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 07:00 #

    This apartment is perfection! I could move in immediately!!!

  2. Linn Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 08:26 #

    fin inredning!

  3. Weronika Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 09:28 #

    Stora är de klara utrymmen

  4. Lilli Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11:39 #

    Hi Maria! What a beautiful apt! Love the 19th Century style: the wide spaces, the light and the details are simply mesmerizing! The kitchen is my fav room, so cosy!:) Kisses and hugs dear! xo

  5. Lucy Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 14:18 #

    Love this house, it is just so gorgeous! I really like white walls, white floors and then splashes of colour but I’d just worry about having to keep it clean! xxx
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  6. Viktoria Eriksson Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 17:21 #

    jättefint! <3

  7. Brownsugar Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 19:18 #

    Oh my så fint!

  8. Felicia Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 20:04 #

    Vilka tips, och man vill hoppa in ib bidlerna och flytta in!


  9. smäm Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 20:33 #

    Finfina tips :)

  10. Lauren Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 01:25 #

    These interiors are amazing! Love those kitchens!


  11. Miss Twiggy Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:23 #

    this is amazing!!! I love these interiors!!

  12. Lotta Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:35 #

    Sv: Tack så mycket:) Jag längtar verkligen till sommaren nu så man får börja använda lite sådana outfits :) KRAM

  13. Ida Gratte Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:16 #

    Fint :D

    sv: ja verkligen gott var det :D
    Ha en fin torsdag

  14. sonia sotender Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 13:58 #

    No words….I love all this pics!

  15. Tessan - Kinda Just Me Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 17:54 #

    Vill ha! Ja, inte tapeterna och det yttepyttelilla badrummet då, men resten. :)

  16. Sofie♥ Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 20:51 #

    Åh så fina rum!

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