A Bedroom with Yellow French Wallpaper in a Small Scandi Home

If you have a room in your house that hardly gets any natural light, you can at least make it cheerful. That’s probably what the owners of this small apartment thought when they added yellow French wallpaper to their bedroom.

The 43 square meter apartment in the Södermalm region on Stockholm is located in a courtyard wing of a house built in the late 19th-century. The internal doors between the kitchen, living room, and bedroom have been taken out to create a natural flow between the rooms. An additional advantage is that no natural light gets blocked.


The sitting room is charming with a wooden floor and furnishings in warm textiles. A colorful rug adds a cheerful note. Double doors lead to the courtyard balcony, which (in summertime) creates an extension to the sitting room.


From the sitting room you can already see the yellow wallpaper of the bedroom. A large antique mirror which sits opposite the windows reflect some of the natural light.


Custom made bookshelves with cabinets underneath add storage to the small home.


From the front door you instantly enter the recently renovated kitchen. While the kitchen cabinets and floor have been painted in a calm light gray, the owners did add some bright color accents with the red dining table and yellow pendant.


By adding a built-in bench under the window you create more seating space without cluttering up the small room.


The star of this home is this charming bedroom with French yellow wallpaper. Windows have been added in the wall between the bedroom and kitchen to let some natural light flood into this room.


Next to the bed, closed off by a mustard yellow curtain is a small wardrobe.


But attached to the bedroom is also a fairly spacious walk in closet.


The bathroom is small but functional. Fresh white (subway) tiles and a black and white checkerboard floor are combined with an antique mirror and picture frame.


The balcony overlooks a cozy courtyard.

styling by Lindholm & photography by Boukari for Historiska Hem