Doesn’t it feel good to see a home where everything fits right into place? This is the sensation I got when first looking at the photos of this lvely-designed apartment located where else but in Gothenburg, Sweden. Much of the turn of the century charm is well preserved here in the form of beautiful hardwood floors, profiled moldings, deep window niches and ceiling with stucco. But what really makes this 49 square meter crib (discovered on Alvhem) appealing is the abundance of color, the unexpected touches of green, blue, orange, yellow, green which you inevitably stumble upon in every direction.
From the entrance hall you can choose to go straight into the open kitchen and living area or turn left towards the cozy bedroom. Large windows provide plenty of natural light and the inner courtyard has a story to tell on its own. Having just over four square meters large, the south-facing balcony gives an extra dimension to the apartment. It is here that the inhabitants can enjoy breakfast every summer morning, surrounded by the quiet atmosphere of the lovely Swedish neighborhood of Linnéstaden.
If you believe that green does not work in a trendy and minimal contemporary bedroom, then think again! A green accent wall is easy to shape and it brings that much needed warmth to an otherwise cool and mundane interior. Just repeat the color in the room using vivacious bedding, accessories, nightstands or even a couple of lovely vases and you have an inviting bedroom that is both energetic and relaxing. Those who feel that an accent wall in green or décor are not your thing can still add the color by placing a couple of potted plants to fill up those empty corners. It is an easy, eco-friendly and healthy choice to turn to that will instantly alter the mood in the bedroom.
Green in the girls’ bedroom coupled with pink works surprisingly well and it elegantly complements other colors such as brown and orange as well. Working with more than 3 or 4 bright colors in a room requires great care, perfect planning and a hint of ingenuity that lets each hue standout even while blending with the overall look. While it does sound like a risky proposition, get it right and you will have a playful kids’ room that is a visual treat.