Black, White and Grey in the Livingroom

According to my neighbor, I only have black, white and grey in my home. That’s almost true.

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Chaiselongue (Ektorp by Ikea) in the livingroom. Photo:©nini.tjader.2014

I happen to like to have black, white and grey around me. It is restful. Comfortable. How my choice of color adher to feng-shui rules I have absolutely no idea…

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Karlstad sofa by Ikea. Photo:©nini.tjader.2014

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Livingroom sofa (Karlstad by Ikea). Photo:©nini.tjader.2014

It is not entirely true though that everything is black, white and grey. The big carpet in the livingroom is either blue (presently) or very colorful (had a green-yellow-red one over winter). I also have some colorful pictures on the walls. And the books in the bookcases add color as well (and I do NOT sort my books according to the color on their backs). The bookcases (Billy by Ikea) and the cupboards (Bestå by Ikea) in the livingroom are all oak veneer and the sofa-table is massive oak (by HansK). Not black, white or grey…

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The sofa (Karlstad by Ikea) is presently grey. I have a white cover for the sofa too that I plan to put on over summer.


Livingroom. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2014

The small grey chair to the left (Ektorp Jennylund by Ikea) will also get a white cover for the summer. Over winter I usually have colorful pillowcases on the pillows. Just now most of the pillows are black and white though. Changing color of the pillows is an easy way to change the look and feel of the room.

When I first saw this flat 4,5 years ago, the walls in the living room were sunny yellow… That is NOT my favorite color. So, before I moved in, I painted the walls grey. It is a light grey that is easy to combine with any other color. Love it. Walls should be neutral in my opinion. Then you are not stuck with any particular color and can combine both furniture, pillows, carpets and pictures on the walls just as you like.

I really do not want more color in the living room. What is there now is enough.

Below is how it looks over winter with the colorful carpet – which I got for free from a neighbor who planned to throw it out . Somehow there is a need for more color during the dark season.

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Photo: ©nini.tjader.2013



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