It's that time of year when gray skies are getting us down. This weekend, we started clicking through some Swedish interiors because if anyone knows how to deal with a long, dark winter it has to be the Scandinavians. Here's a collection of photos (from a Swedish real estate site) from a variety of apartments, but they all have a few things in common. The usual aspects of Swedish interiors — liberal use of white and pale colors (I love the dove grays), painted furniture, and light wood. It sounds simple, but generations of practice equals near perfection.
Many of these apartment pair light colored walls with white ceilings and moldings.
Note how many lighting fixtures are in this small space! Four! It's a good point to remember--when there's not very much natural light, ambient lighting is your friend.