How would you describe your home now apart from the Nordic/Scandinavian influence?
What you love about Nordic/Scandinavian design?
Do you hear those jingle bells already? Christmas is getting closer and you’re feeling stressed? That
happens to me every time and a few years ago I came up with a thought of having a nice and quiet
evening just by myself. It’s like a pre-Christmas and what’s best, without the hazzle.
Here are some effortless ways to maximize your relaxing indoor enjoyment this season.
#1 “Netflix and Chill”
There is a great selection of seasonal movies on Netflix, Viaplay etc. I just love “Gilmore Girls: A Year in
the Life” but this year I’m watching Christmas episodes on “Friends”(usually 10th episode of the season).
#2 Get warmed up with Christmas drinks
What a perfect way to start the festive season. Get in the Christmas spirit with this easy drink:
Bring to boil 7 dl apple juice, 4 cinnamon sticks, 4 whole cardamoms, and 4-star anise. Remove from
heat and allow to steep overnight.
Pour in 3 dl white wine. Place over medium-high heat and cook until hot but not simmering. Serve warm
in a mug with some sliced ginger. ( I feel warm and cozy already 🙂 )
#3 Snuggle in on a movie night with delicious White Chocolate Popcorn
Transform plain popcorn into a crispy chocolate treat. I just do this in the micro-oven. Pop the popcorn,
cover with melted white chocolate and allow to cool to room temperature. Easy peasy!
#4 Just have candles on
Candles are a wonderful way to bring a cozy atmosphere to your home. Set the scene by lighting candles
around the room.
#5 Get cozy with your best and fluffiest blankets
This year I’m cozying up on the couch with beautiful pompom blanket from Barong Butik
I wish you a wonderful Holiday Season.
Hi guys! Fall has arrived and we are expecting snow here up north anytime soon. Meanwhile, for those of you looking for decor inspiration, I have put together three different decor mood boards for you to get inspired. For more inspiration, you’ll find all these accounts on Instagram.
Jenni @kohteessa has a color palette that looks warm, cozy and inviting. Here are some key elements to create the look:
From up left: 1. SINNERLIG Pendant lamp, IKEA 2. Graphic M poster, Desenio 3. Birdcage, Clas Ohlson 4. Jute hanging planter, Plantagen 5. Candle holders, Royal Design 6. Lourdes curtains, Ellos.
Finish the look with extra cushions, warm blankets, and candles.
Satu @31_m2 has a home straight from a fairytale. Create this Scandiboho kitchen with these lovely accessories:
From up left: 1. String lights, Clas Ohlson 2. Poster with a map, Desenio 3. Papua bowl, Arvaliving.com 4. Moroccan mugs, Dari-design.com 5. Metal shelf HEJLSMINDE, Jysk 6. Vinyl mat rug, home4you.fi
Pauliina @vintageinteriorxx decorates her home with happy colors, carefully chosen vintage finds and plants. Get the atmosphere with these elements:
From up left: 1. Ceiling lamp, by Rydens 2. Mikado poster, Desenio 3. Dypsis lutescens, Plantagen 4. Ulrike pouf, Ellos 5. Agonda rug, Ellos.
I wish you a lovely and cozy November!
We all love gallery walls and no wonder why. They will never go out of style, they are an excellent way to add interest to that blank space on a large wall and what’s best, let us show our style and personality when decorating our homes. Only your favorite motives and frames are needed. And a little bit of planning is recommended of course.
A frame gallery wall around TV is a great way to prettify that ugly black box in your livingroom. I just loved the way it helped me to make the TV look a little more bearable but it’s much harder to focus on watching TV now than before. The wall is just too compelling!
When it comes to TV gallery wall, it can be a little tricky. How to hide that black box. Well, as a monochrome lover it was a bit easier for me to find the perfect selection of frames and motives and for me black & white was the only way to go. I actually didn’t plan it that much and I got a few tips from my friend Trine @bytrineravn as she is a master of planning those walls we are so scared of. On my wall I used the posters and frames I had already and the motives were easy to mix together. But it took me a while to get those frames up on the wall as I live rental and was afraid to ruin the wall with ugly holes. That’s why it’s better to plan the group before hammering.
Fortunately there are many inspiring photos and tutorials for gallery walls all over the internet (e.g. Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube). Here, let me show you some inspiration that I found on Instagram.
Cozy livingroom @bytrineravn
Scandi Candy @hannankotona
Arty gallery wall @bloggaibagis
Mid Mod Scandi @essi.pinossa
When your mind is set up, it’s no trouble at all. Just go for it!
Have a cozy autumn my dear readers and remember to light up some candles… See ya!