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The Best of My Scandinavian Home 2020!


I can't believe 2020 is finally drawing to a close - after 19876549 days! I hope My Scandinavian Home has brought you a little respite from all the madness. I for one, have absolutely loved coming here each day to share Scandinavian-inspired inspiration. Thank you so much for all your comments, emails and social media messages - I've loved reading every single one of them and feel like I've made so many friends this year! 

It's always fascinating to look back over the year at the most popular posts. This year was extra special of course - and the top 5 blog and instagram posts of 2020 totally reflect this! Read on to discover the posts that topped the quarantine charts! 

The 5 Most Popular Blog posts of 2020:

5. A Rundown House Becomes a Fairy-tale Swedish Country Home

Coming in at number 5: Who doesn't love a fairy-tale? We loved reading about Johanna Berglund's renovation in which she turned a rundown property into a dreamy Swedish country home

4. The Eclectic Home of Jewellery Designer Andrés Gallardo

Could it be the books and pops of colour? Or perhaps it's the personal touches and relaxed eclectic vibe. Either way, the wonderful home of jewellery designer Andrés Gallardo brought a smile to our faces back in February.

3. 5 DIY Projects to Try During Quarantine


These 5 inspiring DIY ideas compiled by Ezz Wilson helped us to while away a few hours indoors  - and turn our homes into an even greater place to be! 

2. 5 Swedish Christmas craft ideas to make alone or with the kids


This festive season it was also all about the DIY - and I was thrilled to see how popular these simple 5 Christmas craft ideas were. Scraps of wallpaper (and loo rolls) at the ready! 

1. Small space inspiration from Swedish Attefall Houses


If there's one thing the Scandinavians truly excel at, it's tiny spaces. And in a year where we were all scrambling about trying to tuen our little homes into a space to live, workout, work, home-school.... where better to get inspiration than the Swedish 'Attefall house'. These little guest cottages occupy a mere 30 m2 and are pretty yet practical - and best of all make use of every square inch. No wonder, this post took the pole position!  

Are you ready to see what was popular on The 'gram

Best of @myscandinavianhome Instagram 2020

My blog will always be my first love, but I do like to dabble over at @myscandinavianhome from time to time (mainly to announce what's on the blog!). Having amassed an audience of over 345,000 (mainly my Mother under different synonyms), I was really excited to see what the most popular post of 2020 would be. And guess what? Out of all the professionally styled pictures I posted this year, the top spot is occupied by one I snapped with my mobile phone from the saddle of my bike! Lesson learned! 

Ready to take a look? Drum roll please...

5. The Music Corner


With so many more days spent at home than usual, we were keen to make the most of every inch of our living space. Little wonder this lovely 'music' corner' from 11 ways to make the most of awkward corners clocked in at number 5! 

4. Cat in the window



We all fell in love this this cat watching the sunset over the Swedish countryside. See the full tour over at a photographer's magnificent villa

3. Attefallshus




This wonderful little cabin (also known as a Swedish 'attefallshus') captured everyone's hearts. It's owned by Lina Kjellvertz whose wonderful Mallorca villa I featured here

2. Pink bathroom




Pink bathrooms were huge this year - and Ditte Gimm Larsen nailed the look in her charming Danish family home

1. House

And the number one spot goes too.... this tiny, cosy cottage decorated for Christmas, which I snapped with my phone while cycling through Malmö the other day. I was thrilled to see you guys think it's wonderful too!  

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What do you think? Were these your favourites too?

Curious to see what other years have looked like? Take a peek here: 


It's so interesting to see how the style has changed over time! 

I hope you enjoyed this review too. I'll be back tomorrow with my final post! See you then!

Niki

Photographer credits (from top): 2. Johanna Berglund 3. Edoardo Boillos 4. Christine Higgs 5. Malin Poppy Darcey Mörner 6. Lennart Weibull 7. Andrea Papini 8. @faringsohuset 9. Lennart Weibull 10. Ditte Gimm Larson  11. Niki Brantmark / My Scandinavian Home

LATEST COMMENTS:

  1. Thank you Niki for brightening my inbox and my day each and every time..your emails are always the first I read! They are unfailingly uplifting and inspirational. I lived in Norway for 6 happy yrs and love all things Scandi so your posts keep that love alive!. Have a great Christmas and I look forward to more posts next year.

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