Introducing a collection of wallpapers I designed based on the famous Norwegian knitting pattern called Marius. The original pattern was created in 1953 by Unn Søiland and later sold to Sandnes Ullvarefabrik. Today it is seen as the Norwegian National Sweater, a Norwegian icon and design classic. This is why I wanted to use it for my first wallpaper designs, as it symbolises my culture & style perfectly.
My designs can be downloaded for free for you to use on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Just click on the icon at the bottom of this post and the download will start. Hope you enjoy them & please share!
Designs by Ingrid Opstad
Please note that these designs are for personal use only and not available for any commercial purposes. All copyright of these images is retained by Ingrid Opstad.
Bring nature into your livingroom with these quirky pine & birch stubbs from Norwegian Ygg&Lyng designed by Elin Louise Sveen. You can use them either as ottomans, sitting stools or side tables, and they give the perfect Scandinavian feel to your home with a modern twist.
“All our products and designs are inspired by Norwegian nature, wild and fantastic as it is. We want to keep it like that, and promise to always do our best to preserve the environment” – Ygg&Lyng
Check out all of the products by Ygg&Lyng in their online catalouge.
Emmeselle is a Norwegian design & illustration company focusing on the real and nostalgic objects from Norwegian culture. These lovely hand-drawn illustrations are created by Mona Stenseth Larsen and her back to basic approach of pencil, brush, paper and ink works perfectly with the nostalgic feel.
“We want to honour our nordic heritage and show what we are proud of. By creating these products we want to make it easier for you to remember where you come from and what has made you who you are today”
With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I would share some great DIY festive ideas I’ve seen online to get into the holiday spirit.
Photos by Mike Krautter
These cute little DIY Christmas-tree reindeers are such a great idea to give away as gifts or to use for decorating your home. Just cut off the bottom and some pieces of the branches on your Christmas tree and follow the steps provided here!
“Sometimes the simplest things are right in your backyard” – Hannah Milman
Photo by Mary Costa Photography
Who’s doesn’t love supersized decorations? These DIY giant ornament balloons are just so much fun, and brightens up any Christmas party! Find out how to make them yourself here.
Photo by Mandi Johnson
I’m looking forward to try to make these DIY stencils, a great and easy way to personalize cakes or hot drinks (which we consume quite a lot of this festive season). Click here to find out how to make them or to download some templates.
Photo by Emily Scott (apartment 34)
This version of a modern Scandinavian inspired Christmas tree is perfect if you don’t want to get a real (or plastic) tree, especially in small apartments with limited space. The great thing is that you can just use whatever decorations you already have, or make some, and hang up! Find out more about how to DIY here.