A cottage-style living room inspired by Nordic forests
Ever dreamt of living in your own cottage deep in the forest? Get inspired by this cottage-style traditional living room inspired by Nordic nature. Featuring cosy nooks and charming details wrapped in a fresh colour palette of white, green and blue, this room also shows a traditional Scandinavian technique for painting walls.
Store and display in a delightful way
Our iconic BILLY bookcase fits right at home in this cottage-style living room with its glass doors and panelled detailing. Create a dreamy display with rustic woven baskets, books and vases above, and easily store whatever you need below.
Cabinet lighting with cottage-style charm
Integrated lighting elevates your bookcases and creates a warm mood. The traditional style of these lamps adds to the cottage-style look of the room too. The lamp head can be tilted, so you can spotlight books or artwork in your bookcase if you wish.
The colours of Nordic nature
The coordination of colours in the walls, furniture and textiles evokes the feeling of being in a Nordic forest: the light blue of sparkling lakes, the soft green of moss, and plenty of wooden tones.
Add speckles of colour to your walls with branches
We added dots of colour to this wall by using a simple, traditional Scandinavian technique of painting walls: grab a bunch of dried branches, dip it in paint, and make splashes on the wall – easy! You can also make matching paintings and frame them for an artistic look.
A dreamy daybed for napping or hosting guests
The traditional design of this daybed strengthens the overall look with its beadboard wood paneling and small ridges. It can be used as a single or double bed, and with its handy drawers underneath, they’re wonderful for storing extra pillows and bedding.
Create a hobby spot that fits the look
We optimised this tiny space by the door to create a compact hobby and crafts corner with a traditional-style desk and a chair made of handwoven rattan and bamboo. Hang forest-themed artwork to strengthen the Nordic look. To complete the experience, light an ADLAD scented candle – it smells of Scandinavian forests with spicy citrus notes.
Add a lush mini-forest
Of course, don’t forget to decorate with plants and greenery. These steel plant pots add to the cottage-style look. Using benches is also something very Scandinavian. They’re multi-purpose and are great as extra seating when needed, for displaying plants and for storing things.
Let your Scandinavian cottage dreams come true
Bring the feeling of being in a cottage deep in the woods to your own living room with traditional-style furniture, a colour palette inspired by the forest, crafted details, and rustic wooden tones. Very ‘hygge’!