As some of you may know, if you follow me on Instagram, I'm currently in the process of giving our living room a bit of a redecoration and adding a little oomph (I'll be sure to share the outcome when it's all finished). It's a really cosy space and I love certain features, but with too many large pieces and clashing types of wood, it does have the tendency to look ever so slightly like a furniture store. So, I've decided to change a couple of the key pieces, give the walls a lick of paint and try to make the most of the beautiful, original details.
Whenever I'm working on a new project, I always turn to Pinterest for inspiration - it's a fantastic place to source new ideas. Scrolling through my feed, a crisp, fresh living room caught my eye - with high ceilings, white walls and furniture which complimented the wooden floor, it was exactly the feel I wanted to create in our home. So after further swiping, I discovered two further apartments on Stadshem, all with stylish living rooms that made the most of the space and details. I've decided to combine three beautiful spaces in one post, focusing on rooms which include wooden flooring and the way they showcase it in the best way possible.
This incredible home is super fresh and airy, with huge windows, high ceilings and rich wooden flooring. A clever placement of a large, white rug keeps the place from feeling overwhelmed by the wood, and helps to brighten the room.
Tonal, earthy shades of soft fabrics add a warmth and homely approach, whilst the accent colours continue into the table details and flowers, to pull the space together. I love how much blank wall there is between the wall art, which gives the impression of wider walls, whilst also allowing small pieces to become the main focus.
I think this home is my favourite of the three, as it shows that a space doesn't always have to be crisp, white everything, to portray a clean and fresh interior.
This home is a smaller space, but with mixed materials and piles of cushions, it feels homely and welcoming. I love the glass-topped coffee table, which creates the illusion of more floor space, and the unusual, sculptural table legs.
The use of stacked books or magazines is a great, budget-friendly option for a side table, whilst the varying heights of artwork add interest and detail. A beautiful herringbone flooring is instantly recognisable and creates a feature for a relatively minimalistic room. I think a modular sofa works really well in the space - it's definitely making me consider one for our lounge.
With a much cooler colour scheme, this 1920s home in Linnaeus boasts high ceilings, deep windows and a bright, airy feeling. With stripped wooden flooring and deep shades of grey, the splash of richness from the leather chair adds warmth to the space. I love the simple HAY tray tables - a multifunctional piece that is easily adaptable and work well together, in different colours and sizes. Windowsills are also a great space for a table lamp; you don't always need a side table if the surface is deep enough.
By keeping all the living room furniture touching the rug, you are able to distinguish the separate areas of the room - the living area from the dining. Placing a large pendant light over the dining table, also helps to keep the separation.
1. Turn on HAY table lamp, black : Heals, £109
2. Söderhamn modular sofa, Finnsta white : IKEA, £395
3. Grey washed linen cushion cover : H&M, £8.99
4. Raw cushion cover, camel brown : LINUM, £26
5. Whitfield rug, grey : Heals, £319
6. Tray table, M warm grey : HAY, £145
So, which room is your favourite? What tips do you have for keeping rooms bright, with wooden flooring and rich tones?
All images Stadshem, unless otherwise stated.
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