A White Swedish Home In An Attic

Homes come in all shapes and sizes - some of which can present challenges! But help is at hand: there are plenty of tricks you can use to create a beautiful interior no matter how awkward the space! This delightful Swedish home is tucked under the roof tops of a 1920s townhouse in Gothenburg. Fairly small (it measures 44 m2 / 473 f2 but bear in mind Swedes don't count areas under a certain a ceiling height), with angled ceilings and smallish windows, the living space could feel dark, and pokey had it not been for the fantastic Dormer windows, white walls and floors as well as the light coloured furniture. Keep a look out for other touches such as mirrors and internal windows which help the flow of light, while subtle shifts in tones ensure the space remains interesting and cosy. 

In smaller spaces, furniture with 'gaps' that you can see through help to create an airy feel and ensure the light can flow. 

Storage is key to keep the space clutter-free. 

A mix of white with wood creates strikes a perfect balance between clean and bright and cosy and warm. 

A sage green brings a soft, calm touch to the living space. 

Blue is also known for its calming affects. A darker shade helps to create a lovely 'cocoon' affect in the bedroom, while a window ensures the light flows through. 

Skylight windows are really affective - and often come with built in blinds for bedtime! 

Here is a look at the layout: 

What a perfect pad! I'd be so happy come back home here each day after a long day of work, how about you? 

Is there anything in particular that you love about this home? 

I hope this serves as perfect inspiration for anyone dealing with awkward angles, low ceilings and smallish living spaces! The Swedes certainly are a dab hand at this. 

Would you like to see some other attic apartments today? Here are a few of my favourites: 

Oh, and did I mention this home is on the market? Gothenburg is a great city - and a perfect gateway to the archipelagos in summertime. Just saying! 

Stor kram! 


Photography: Jonas Berg
Styling: Livindeco
Found via Nordroom with thanks


  1. absolutely stunning! I lived in an apartment like this and found it impossible to decorate also so you didn't feel closed in. Very inspirational.

  2. A beautiful apartment with with light and warmth. My cup of tea!

  3. I’d like to know the source for the beautiful pitcher with the large handle seen on the windowsill, thanks!

  4. I love quirky spaces like this. Those dormers! Beautiful! And the built-in storage is a great functional feature. I would have enjoyed living in a space like this back in my single days.

  5. This apartment tour is such a gem. I absolutely love such spaces; they may not be the most practical ones (for really tall people) but the more irregular the space is the more I like it.

  6. Do you know what color the blue paint is in the bedroom? Love it!!


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