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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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MY FAVOURITES FROM FERM LIVING AUTUMN WINTER COLLECTION “SUBTLE DWELLING”

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Danish ferm LIVING just revealed their new furniture, homeware and accessories collection at this month’s Northmodern event in Copenhagen. This new Autumn / Winter collection is called SUBTLE DWELLING and consists of beautiful, functional and well-designed lifestyle pieces.

“Channelling an artisan approach, the collection focuses on simple shapes brought to life with textural surfaces, contrasting finishes and a colour palette that juxtaposes vibrant and contrasting hues with layers of tonal shades and monochrome colourways. Subtle designs evoking a quiet moment for rest and contemplation, dwelling into a personal space of shape, colour and texture.” – ferm LIVING

Here are my favourite pieces from the collection, but you can view the catalogue here.

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First of all, I love the whole innovative and interchangeable lighting system COLLECT LIGHTING. The idea is great, the range allows you to create your own beautiful lighting solutions by mixing and matching the pieces together.

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My favourite furniture has to be the grey HERMAN LOUNGE CHAIR, a beautiful lounge chair crafted from oak veneer set on a powder coated metal base. With its low design features, a oval base and a backrest that wraps around the body it is created to give maximum sitting comfort. Plus it looks very stylish!

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Another great new addition to their furniture range is the MINGLE TABLE TOP, above in light grey with the MINGLE TRESTLEST in the colour ochre. The table is elegant and contemporary, and you can combine any top with the corresponding trestles in either one of the six carefully chosen colours to create a dining table or desk for your home.

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The PUNCTUAL SHELVING SYSTEM here in grey is also another great addition, especially this 2X6 low version. The metal elements comes in different heights and a lovely selection of soft colour hues.

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The collection is also full of great homeware items, like these stunning ASYMMETRIC CUTTING BOARDS. They are cut from solid oak, then smoked to get a dark finish. They are perfect to use as presentation platters and have a handy hole if you want to hang them up in your kitchen. Available in three different sizes and shapes to use on their own or together.

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I’m always on the hunt for tins to store cakes and biscuits, and the new CONFETTI TIN BOXES are so adorable. The set consists of three boxes in different sizes and colours all decorated with ferm LIVING’s 10th anniversary confetti print with gold details in a matte finish. Simply gorgeous.

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The selection of CAST IRON CANDLE HOLDERS with minimalistic design and lovely textures are so beautiful alone or styled with other items from the collection. The holder is weighty, holds a single candle and comes in a selection of colours and sizes. I particularly am fond of the spotted version on the far left.

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How great are these graphic BRUSH TEA TOWELS? They come in a set of three and are printed with hand drawn designs of wavy and straight lines with swirling brushstrokes. A functional way to add some colour and fun to your kitchen space.

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And last but not least, I adore the new range of SCENTED CANDLES in ceramic pot with a reactive glazed finish. Fill your room with the warming fragrance of fig and choose from a selection of colours, my favourite being the running blue version.

// Photo credit: ferm LIVING

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PHOTOS FROM OUR STAY AT A CUTE AIRBNB APARTMENT IN FLORENCE, ITALY

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After staying in the lovely airbnb in Torino a few weeks ago I was bit by the airbnb-bug! I love the idea of searching on their website for the perfect holiday home, and then living like a local in these quirky and cool apartments instead of staying in a hotel. We recently had a trip to Florence where I found the most perfect apartment, a bright and airy recently renovated place in a cool and trendy area near the city centre. It is owned by an architect who has an eye for colour and details. With its cozy, comfortable and quiet atmosphere, this place had the perfect Scandinavian vibe! Here are some images I took there, and if you want to see the full listing you can find it here.

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The apartment was on two floors, with a large living room and kitchen as well as two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor, and a open loft solution with two extra beds. This gave a lovely feel to the flat, and made it very open and inviting. The colour scheme though the whole space was blue and light pink, which really works well together with the vintage elements. I am usually a lover of white walls, but after staying here I think I might be converted to adding some colour.

The kitchen was small but cute, I loved the fabric handles on all of the cupboards as well as the retro wallpaper behind the sink area. The marbled kitchen top was a beautiful detail too.

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The light fixture in the bathroom with hanging lightbulbs and copper + yellow was stunning, even more so in real life! This was something I have never seen being done in a bathroom environment before, but it really worked. The cool wallpaper on one of the walls was a great detail too.

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Here are some images from bedroom number one, my absolute favourite! The high seiling, clean lines and statement yellow chair gave it a great look. If you are planning a trip to Firenze I highly recommend you checking out this apartment. It’s cool, spacious, in a great location and owned by the loveliest people.

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Next week we are off to Puglia, so if you want to follow along do add me on Instagram, find me here!

// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

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NORDIC PLACES I WANT TO VISIT // OSLO RESTAURANT IN VALENCIA, SPAIN

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OSLO is a vegetarian restaurant in Valencia, a little piece of Scandinavia in Spain with a warm and welcoming atmosphere! It is situated inside a 1850 building where you can discover little special areas throughout the space. The designers, Borja García Studio, has respected the atmosphere of the old building with the wooden beams in the ceiling and the brick wall. This combined with the modern and minimal furniture and touches adds the perfect Nordic feel.

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BEAUTIFUL GEOMETRIC PLASTIC RUGS

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Lina Johansson’s beautiful plastic rugs caught my eye with their geometric shapes, graphic patterns and beautiful colours. The style is clean and modern with a bit of a retro vibe, and they are a great way to add some colour or pattern to your home. As they are woven plastic rugs it means that they are easy to wash, long-lasting and nice to walk on. Ideal for any rooms, even for outdoor areas!

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