This Fabulous Colourful Copenhagen Home is On Airbnb

Hej kompisar! Is it just me, or when planning a holiday or weekend away, the lion's share of the work is in finding the perfect place to stay? I guess it's because, if like me, your environment can add so much to your time away! 

The good news is, if you're visiting the Danish capital, I might have saved you hours (weeks... months...?) of scouring the net! Look no further than this incredible three bedroom apartment in the hip neighbourhood of Vesterbro which features sky high ceilings, beautiful period features, original wood floors and incredible light-filled rooms. 

Owned and run by host Nikolaj Paaby Normand, the abode is filled with incredible one-off pieces, art, make-you-smile colours and a riot of pattern. Needless to say, these pictures taken by Anitta Behrendt, have graced the covers and pages of some of Denmark's finest interior magazines and the airbnb is considered a firm 'guest favourite'. 

Ready to take a nosey around? Step this way! 

Have you ever seen such a colourful dining set arrangement? It works thanks to a very calm backdrop, making it a focal point of the room. 

The apartment is full of one-off pieces which adds intrigue around every corner. 

Colour, texture, and pattern come together in the sitting room, giving the space a relaxed feel. While the furniture and Svenskt Tenn pattern have mid-century appeal. Again, a calm backdrop helps to draw the eye to the centre of the room and ensures the look doesn't become too chaotic. 

A calming blue accent wall appears in the bedroom, while the vibrant quilt and cushion ties the look in with the rest of the living space. 

Oj oj oj - as they say in Sweden. It's one thing seeing an incredible space like this in a magazine, it's another knowing that you can actually stay in it as an airbnb. 

Meet you there?

More information about this Copenhagen apartment on Airbnb

Would you like to dream over a few other Airbnbs in Scandinavia? Hey, why not plan an entire tour of the region? Here are a few of my favourites:

Aaaand that's it from me this week. I hope you have a fabulous weekend and the sun shines for you! 


Photography: Anitta Behrendt
Design / owner: Nikolaj Paaby Normand
Shared with kind permission


  1. This is the most delightful and colourful offering. A joyous change from previous !

    1. Happy you love this as much as me, I agree, the colours are wonderful!

  2. Beautiful apartment some lovely lamps and glassware not sure about a blue lampshade but maybe they use it as decoration as it might give a jaundiced look. It certainly is attractive.

    1. Good obvservation. In my experience Danes tend to use more low lighting at night for a cosy, warm ambience so it could well be more for decoration, like a blue jewel in the centre of the room! It looks very lovely, I agree!

  3. This apartment is gorgeous? is there any way to source the paint colours, particularly the pinkish colour and the blue?

    1. Thank you for the question, Nicolaj has shared these with me and I've updated the post.

  4. Since I live in the beautiful State of Maine It is great to find a pillow of MAINE as a colorful item on the chair . Love the diversity of this colorful apartment
    Dinie Osterman

    1. I spotted that pillow, too! I used to vacation frequently in Maine when we lived in New Jersey. Lovely place, one of my favorite states. Envious of you!

    2. Yes it is a lovely State I am glad you had a chance to visit Maine ! Dinie

  5. Yes indeed, I don't think that a single color from the color wheel is missing here. :-)

  6. Such a fun and colorful space. I would love to stay there!


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