Roslagsgatan 23Scandinavian Living Room, Stockholm
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7. Gray Walls + White Trim + Black and White Furnishings If a more dramatic, cosmopolitan Scandinavian look is what you seek, don’t stray from gray, black and white. Use a generous dose of gray for the big surfaces — walls, ceiling and floors — then choose white for the medium-size pieces, like your sofa, tables and fireplace surround. Next, don’t be squeamish with plenty of jet-black lines. Finally, for just a dollop of warmth, try including one or two small key pieces in brown or a wood tone.
Go with pale but interesting shades. In another Scandinavian space, color — or rather, downplayed color — again comes to the fore. You might picture the typical Swedish or Danish interior to be painted uniformly in brilliant white, but, in fact, it’s all about layers of monochrome. Sticking to a palette of gray, white and black, and introducing other hues with natural materials and elements, can be relaxing. It’s also helpful if you’re an apprehensive decorator, since you’ll know whether an item will go well in your space before you even try it.