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Mimicking the sleek design elements of Sweden

Blue hues are symbolic of Sweden.

Blue hues are symbolic of Sweden.

When it comes to home design, taking cues from Europe is all the rage. Style from overseas is rooted in a rich history and can easily be implemented in your own home. In fact, Connecticut-based designers Rhonda Eleish and Edie Van Beems favor European flair so much that they devoted a whole book to the interior design influences of Sweden.

"The best part of the book was getting to talk in a very intimate way about how Sweden has influenced [American designers] personal design journeys," Eleish tells the Huffington Post.

If you want to add a touch of European class to your home's interior check out some helpful tips below.

  • Cool colors: When you think of Sweden, you are likely to think of a shade of blue, since not only is the nation's flag this hue, but the country itself has breathtaking views of the deep blue Baltic Sea. If you want to mimic this look, shop our online store for curtains or drapes in a similar dazzling shade. 
  • Functionality: Sweden favors furniture that not only is aesthetically pleasing, but also serves a purpose. An upholstered chair is a great way to accomplish this ideal.
  • History: Like most European nations, Sweden has a rich history. To mimic this affinity for the past, incorporate family heirlooms and antiques into your modern design scheme. Try an antique vase or another stylish trinket to bring this history to life.
  • Natural elements: If you want to copy the sleek décor of Europe, go au naturel in the home. Earth-tone curtains and drapes reflect the elements of nature. In addition, sleek granite and wood structures also symbolize natural elements.