DIY Wall Art from Cushion Covers Aaltonen Interiors Scandinavian Style Interior Design   I’ve been wanting for ages to bring some colour to our bedroom in our summer cottage in a form of wall art, but haven’t really found anything I like. The cottage was built in the 70’s and even after spending the past 9 years slowly renovating it, it still has quite a retro vibe about it. As readers of this blog will know, I love contemporary Scandinavian design, but with the summer cottage, I feel like taking some liberties and making compromises with my natural preference, and trying things that I wouldn’t do in my “full time” home.

How to Use Colour in a Scandinavian Style Home Interior - Aaltonen Interiors Scandinavian Style Interior Design There seems to be a misconception that a Scandinavian style interior has to be completely white. Sure, white colour plays an important role in a Scandinavian style interior, but other colours are allowed as well! It’s not really about the colours you use, it’s about using them in a way that creates a clear, crisp and harmonious (versus dark and oppressive or too colourful) look for the interior.

Nightlights for Children's Bedrooms - Aaltonen Interiors Finding nightlights for children’s bedrooms can be a tall order, especially if you are trying to find something that would also please adults’ eyes. There are so many eye-sores out there! I’m not saying that your child’s room should look like a cool adult space – not at all! My point is that even a child’s bedroom can, and should, look nice and that it’s worth putting some effort into designing its interior.