A small dining room with traditional Swedish cottage charm

Live out your cottagecore dreams in this small dining room inspired by traditional Swedish cottages.The allmoge style – popularised by Swedish artist Carl Larsson in his paintings – features wooden furniture and rustic details evoking the idyllic countryside life. This room adds a modern twist to the style, making it fresh and fun.

Traditional Scandinavian furniture with a handcrafted look​

The chair’s sturdy solid wood frame with a red finish is a tribute to traditional Swedish furniture heritage. The matching red-stained glass-door cabinet makes the look even stonger. We’ve combined them with modern lamps and vibrant blues – in the wall and on the plates – for a playful and contemporary vibe.​

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Soft beige and rustic stripes​

Textiles bring in softness and instantly add a cosy feeling to a space. In this room, we used chair pads, tea towels, a rug and curtains in light beige and white for a cohesive and calm look. Stripes add a rustic touch; the red striped linen tea towel is a small detail that strengthens the cottage look​

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When storage adds a lot of character and style​

In a small space, having room for storage is important. The style of the cabinet enhances the Swedish traditional look, while the double-duty bench provides seating​ and storage at the same time. It’s also something very Swedish to have a bench in the dining room or kitchen. Casual, practical and cosy.​

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Get the Swedish cottage-style look with these small dining room ideas​

Achieve this look by combining red traditional funiture with modern elements: fresh blues that complement the red in an energising way, and contemporary lighting. Display and hang kitchenware, and add a dose of softness with neutral textiles. Så mysigt!​

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Recreate the look piece by piece

Ready to put together your own little Swedish dining room? Here are all the products you need to get the style just right.