My tips for creating a Swedish style kitchen

My tips for creating a Swedish inspired Kitchen          

  • I previously decorated my kitchen in linens from my Swedish Collection. When designing these, I hoped to create fabrics to bridge the gap between town and country being both classic and contemporary.
  •  Wooden floors are a must in any kitchen! They are practical for the muddy wellies, dogs, cats, the occasional chicken…and general kitchen traffic! Other great options are ceramic tiles or stone flags, both easy clean options.
  • For the wall colour, I chose a bright and warm orange. It’s social, motivational, and works well with lots of other colours.
  • I  up-cycled a selection of vintage chairs, painting them and sewing a variety of seat cushions using Up the Garden Path which picks out the vibrant orange of the walls, and the more subtle Stockholm Stripe and Pretty Maids.
  • For the kitchen cupboards – A mish-mash of old wooden cupboards are unified by being painted a gentle cream which works well with the brightly coloured walls. I stapled fabric behind the chicken wire in a base unit for a country feel; this is inexpensive and visually breaks up the run of wooden cupboards.
  • Add some accessories – you can make a matching tea cosy and a few tea towels. Nice touches and a great way of using up scraps!

For the lighting I found a low central metal light fitting works well. You can hang it over your table for writing and playing after dinner board games.

Pretty Maids in Duck Egg, Pumpkin and W  

Fabrics featured are:

Pretty Maids – Duck Egg, Pumpkin, Winter / Stockholm Stripe – Duck Egg, Pumpkin, Winter / Up the Garden Path – Pumpkin