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10 WAYS TO CREATE A COZY BEDROOM

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1 // Add a lovely chunky knitted blanket for the ultimate hygge look like this one found on Decordots. A tray with coffee and a sweet treat will make it the perfect lazy morning spot!

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2 // Put a textured rug on the floor to soften up the room. This one seen on Avenue adds a lovely and personal touch. A cluster of framed artworks or photographs is also a cozy addition, especially if it includes things that makes you feel happy.

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3 // If you have a smaller and low bed, a large duvet touching the floor can give quite a cozy feeling. This image is from Urban Outfitters where the duvet cover is from.

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4 // Adding some stacks of books on the floor can add a cozy effect to your space, photo via Planete Deco. Keeping the bed a bit half-made will also add some cozyness.

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5 // Cute pillows like these “Big Spoon” & “Little Spoon” ones from Old English Company creates a nice atmosphere and encourages snuggling.

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6 // Green plants and personal touches like these hats on the wall are a lovely way to bring hygge to the bedroom area. Great idea to add the large hanging planter in a corner to utilise the space, like New Darlings has done here.

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7 // Mixing textures, fabrics and colours in the bedroom will help make the room ooze comfort, warmth and relaxation. A blanket casually draped on the end of the bed gives a nice and lovely feeling. This dreamy bedroom is from Norske Interiør Blogger.

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8 // Adding a large light fixture above the bed, like this one from IKEA, creates a lovely cozy scene. If you are lucky enough to have a wooden slanted ceiling like this one found via Vtwonen it makes it even more snug.

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9 // Accents of wood and nature is so welcoming and homely. I love the idea of putting up a wooden branch like this one found on the West Elm blog to hang items such as hats, scarfs or bags on. Keeping a couple of your favourite items on your nightstand like a book, a mug for hot drinks, flowers or plants and some decorative touches really helps to make it super cozy.

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10 // And last but not least, candles! Having a lovely scented candle on the nightstand, a shelf or on the window sill will give any room a cozy and warm tone. Or why not put them on a rustic bench at the end of the bed like in this image from Blog Milk? Just make sure you stay safe and blow them out before going off to dreamland… Zzz..

What do you do to make your bedroom cozy?

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DIY // WALL LAMP WITH HANGING LIGHTBULB

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So, it’s been a while since my last DIY post and I thought it was about time to share another one. This time I will try to do it more regularly, so fingers crossed you like it.

Ever since we moved into our new flat I have been searching for a wall lamp for the bedroom. It was so hard to find something I liked, so eventually I decided to create my own lamp so that I could get something unique that would fit into my home. Here is what you need;

💛 1 EKBY VALTER SHELF BRACKET
💛 1 SECOND CORD SET
💛 1 E27 LIGHTBULB – any shape or size you prefer

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The first thing you have to do is to use a drill and make a hole in the top front of the shelf braket, this has to be big enough so that your cord can go though as this will be where the lightbulb hangs from. When this is done, decide where on the wall you would like to hang the lamp and do so. There was a outlet on our wall so I had to use this, but if you don’t have this then make sure you place it near a power socket. If the socket is just below the lamp on the floor then let it hang down and make sure it is long enough to reach before you proceed.

When you have hung up the shelf braket in the position you prefer take the cord and tread it through the hole and around the top of the bracket itself a couple of times. Then attach it to the socket or in my case the outlet on the wall (and if you are doing this make sure you turn off the power..) Lastly place your chosen lightbulb into the socket and voila!

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This is quite a easy DIY, you can of course customise even more by using a different kind of bracket, a wooden structure or even branches.

// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

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SCANDINAVIAN HOME WITH A LOT OF PLANTS

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As I am slowly getting everything the way I like it in my own flat I have recently had the urge to add a lot of green plants, so when I saw this cute little Swedish home on Alvhem I instantly loved their use of plants. It does add that little extra personal touch, and having the plants hanging on the wall, the String shelves and the window in the kitchen is such a great idea. Now I feel like going out to purchase more plants…anyone else?

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// Photo credit: Alvhem

CREATING A GALLERY WALL

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My art wall is slowly coming together.. I am always on the hunt for great independent artists like these ones below to support so do let me know if there are any I should check out!

Print #1: MOUNTAIN ABC by Coco Lapine
A mountain for every letter of the alphabet, shaped out of different paint strokes on paper.

Print #2: NORGESGLASS by Emmeselle
A nostalgic Norwegian glass container based on a hand-drawn illustration done by Mona Stenseth Erlandsen.

Print #3: OH LETS GET OLD FASHIONED by OhCorrin
Inspire by the band Frightened Rabbit, hand drawn then digitally printed.

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I will share more photos when I feel finished with this wall, it is quite a big space so I am planning to create a nice gallery wall but these things takes time.. I don’t want to add too many pieces either so there is a lot of planning and though behind it. For now, here are a couple of examples of inspirational images I found online;

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// Photo credit: 1 & 2 Ingrid Opstad / 3 Alen Cordic via Bjurfors / 4 Coco Lapine / 5 Jonas Berg via Stadshem / 6 Petra Bindel via Elle Decoration / 7 Fantastic Frank

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CREATIVE WALL HANGING IN SWEDISH HOME

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As I am currently in the process of planning the walls in my home I am always looking for creative solutions other than just framed photos. As soon as I saw this beautiful and simplistic Swedish home on Stadshem I was very drawn to it. I love the choice to only have a few framed images and the lovely mirror in the living room along with the idea of hanging books and magazines up, how creative! In the kitchen the owner has hung up a few items such as the colander, an apron and the lovely planter which gives a very personal vibe.

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// Photo credit: Jonas Berg

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SCANDINAVIAN PINK DREAM INTERIOR

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I don’t know about you guys but I am totally in love with these soft pink walls.. It works very nicely with the minimalistic and clean expression, and makes this sweet little flat something out of the ordinary.

Click through to see the rest of the flat or browse the many great ones on display on Fantastic Frank – a great source for inspiration!

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// Photo credit: Fantastic Frank

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