One summer, I found myself in a friend's seaside summerhouse just outside of Gothenburg, Sweden. As I stood in the tiny kitchen, surveying the interior, I couldn't help but admire the efficient use of space throughout the cottage.
At this similar summerhouse in Söderfors, walls and wood floors are painted bright white to open up the small cottage. We especially like the children's room, which features twin metal beds, stepstools as bedside tables, and a frothy tulle pendant light. For more information on the cottage rental, see Widerlov & Co.
Above: Windowsill plants and a few graphic printed linens stand out against an otherwise white bedroom.
Above: Designed by Jonas Bohlin, the Liv Light is made from layers of tulle and can be sourced from the Scandinavian Design Center for $609.47. For a DIY alternative, see our post Design Sleuth: Green Liv Light by Jonas Bohlin.
Above: The Piper Bed in stainless steel is $899, no box spring needed, from Room & Board.
Above: Matteo's Black Tick Sham Pair is $95 for a pair of queen sized shams, $125 for king from Matteo Home
Above: The Bekvam Step Stool in white is $19.99 from Ikea.
Above: Original BTC's Hector Metal Table Lamp is $215 from Horne.
Above: Fog Linen Work's Cotton 'Senovinis' Blanket is $140 from Horne.
Above: The Aina Pair of Curtains are available in bleached (shown) and seven other colors of linen; $49.99 from Ikea.
Above: The white Kardemumma Plant Pots range from $1.99 to $12.99 from Ikea.
N.B.: Looking for more children's room ideas? See 191 Children's Room images in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.