Shabby chic in Sweden! It’s always fun — and inspiring — to see what other moms are doing design-wise with their nurseries and toddler rooms on the other side of the pond. This lovely shabby chic, cottage-y toddler room comes all the way from Sweden and was decorated by mom, Helena, of Craft & Creativity. And it’s GORGEOUS! Scroll down for more pictures and details — and come back tomorrow to see the room of Helena’s other darling little girl!
Elin’s room is the smallest in the house, but she’s been lucky enough to get the only room with a balcony (which she will be able to enjoy when she gets older). We put wooden planks on the floor and painted them white, as well as the ceiling and around the windows and the door. We chose a wallpaper from a Swedish importer, InTrade,and the other walls were painted in the same light shade of pink as the wallpaper.
Inspiration: Cath Kidston, Pip Studio, GreenGate. I also take a lot of inspiration from reading interior magazines and reading blogs.
Decorating style: I would say it’s a pretty romantic style, with white as a neutral base and adding a lot of happy colors and patterns to create a joyful place.
The bed is from Ikea. The wardrobe is also from Ikea (Hemnes) and I put wallpaper (from Pip Studio) on it since it had a big hole in one of the doors (from our move). The bookcase I had in my room when I was a little girl. The armchair is also from Ikea with a cover from Bemz. I made a lot of the dolls myself also the pillow shaped like an “E” (for Elin).
The bookcase, since it’s been in the family a long time. I also love the wardrobe and how the wallpaper on it matches the wallpaper on the wall.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors and patterns, but for a calmer impression use a common theme. For example pastels, stripes, roses or polka dots.