Style Secret: Open Space
Simplicity drives the Swedish aesthetic. Open space streamlines the overall feel of a home, provides the impression of breathing room and helps to alleviate the oppressive aura that can set in during those dark winters. When warm (well, warmer) weather does arrive and the doors and windows are thrown wide, openness also helps breezes circulate as efficiently as possible.
How Swede it is: The dining room here represents a slightly more modern take on Swedish decor, but its expansive feel is a major reason that it remains true to the style's essence. Ceiling beams painted the same color as the ceiling visually lift the space, while blond wood flooring seems to stretch indefinitely.