Sep 24, 2018

6. Do not use bright colors as base pallet

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Even though white is the most common wall color in Scandinavia, please jump over the light colors. If you want something unique, go for gray, dark green or dark blue. We have never seen a light blue wall in Scandinavia. Can you see which of these homes is a Swedish?

 

 

Swedish antiques. Vintage furniture at its best.

 

 

 

 

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