my scandinavian home: 5 space-saving ideas from a fab Swedish home

5 space-saving ideas from a fab Swedish home

Monday, 18 November 2013

I hope you had a great weekend? It's all very well showing beautiful, spacious homes like this one and this one. But what about if you live in a teeny weeny one room / studio apartment (love that one)? Today's Swedish home is a fine example of how small can also be beautiful using a few clever space saving ideas.









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5 take-away space-saving ideas from this home:
Raise the bed to create floor space (here they have used the extra space for a home office)
Use high shelving as storage (they have used shelving above the door in the hallway)
Save space with an extendable dining table
Source stack-able dining chairs which also look great like the Thonet 214 chairs (15% off with code MTSCAN).
Make the most of every square inch by adding cushions to a windowsill and using it as a place to sip coffee and flip through a magazine in the morning.

I spy Menu POV tea light holders on the wall. A VIPP binThonet chairs (15% off with code MYSCAN) and the Hay coffee table (10% off with code SCANDI-HOME). Doggy 'Tillsammans' prints.

Some exciting news too - please welcome my new sponsor DaWanda who fab sell fashion, accessories, home and vintage items.  I am all over this light, fine art print and paper cuckoo clock (Christmas pressie for my little girl's room?).

Have a lovely day!

19 comments:

  1. Lovely home - so small ! I have the opposite problem here. The candle holders are MENU POV wall, I'm not sure either where I saw them for sale.

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    1. Thank you so much, extremely helpful. I've updated the post to include this now. /Niki

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    2. You are welcome. Oh dear, I seem to have just moved a picture and have a lovely wall where these would look fab... they are a good price too. This blog is dangerous for my wallet !

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  2. it's the POV candle holder
    http://www.asplundstore.se/products/pov-candle-holder
    i just love how it looks in this place

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    1. Thank you, wonderful! I've now updated the post. I'd love a set of tealight holders like these this winter :)

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  3. Do you know where I could get hold of the prints of the dogs wearing hats that they have in this home? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Katie - you can find them in this shop....http://www.lamaisondannag.com/fr/16-deco-murale?p=2 /Niki

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  4. Wow, this space is so small but gives an impression of space. I love it and i would like to use some of the tips for my own place. Thank you for this usefull post.

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  5. Clean and smart function planning, Love those tea light holders - I must remember them.

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  6. Love this appartement ! I want the same :)
    Thank you
    see ya

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  7. It all loook very Swedish!:) xo Caroline
    Ps, I´ve changed blog name and address:)

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  8. What a lovely place and how smart these ideas to make the most of a little space.
    Nice!!

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  9. I often see those string lights on the photos you publish (also in this post: in the corner on the first picture). Do you happen to know where they are from? Thanks!
    Nice blog!!

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    1. I actually have a set of these myself too - they're super popular in Sweden. I bought mine from the Swedish shop http://www.granit.se/

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  10. The only thing I would add would be a sort of rail on the bunk bed because the idea of rolling over from a bunk bed and falling to the floor while I sleep makes me nervous :) Other than that this is a great example of how you don't need massive space to make a home cozy and spacious

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  11. Lovely, best use of the limited space! Wondering where I can find those area rugs?

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  12. how did you fix the POV menu candleholders to the wall?

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