Take a look inside this Scandinavian-inspired home

Find inspiring decorating ideas from this London house tour. Take a tour of this Scandinavian inspired south-east London home where everything - even the rabbit hutch is painted white. For more decorating ideas and inspiration, head to housetohome.co.uk

Dramatic changes were made to this previously untouched Victorian house in order to create the open-plan family home the owners so desired. The perfect balance of light, modern living and child-friendly and comfortable rooms make this a stand-out home.

1/10 Neutral living room

neutral living room with white sofa and lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC /Andrew Wood)

A strong influence of Scandinavian style is present throughout the house, with pale shades, and white-painted wood and simple, elegant furniture.

2/10 White living room

white living room with wooden table and flower glass vase

(Image credit: Future PLC /Andrew Wood)

In this L-shaped living room, a plasma television screen fits neatly behind a sliding canvas panel.  A purple sofa and carved coffee table warm up the neutral background.

For a similar sofa design, head to Sofa Workshop, and for a coffee table like this one, go to John Lewis.

3/10 Living space seating

living space with white sofa and open book shelf

(Image credit: Future PLC /Andrew Wood)

Indian horse-head statues, symbolising good luck, adorn the stylish white fireplace and are surrounded by matching button-back chairs for a casual, and relaxed seating area.  Shelves in the alcoves provide useful storage, and the colourful spines add a decorative feature to the white background.

For similar chairs go to Wesley-Barrell, and for a similar colour scheme, take a look at Dulux paints.  The horse-head statues are from Chloe Alberry.

4/10 Sleek kitchen

sleek kitchen with kitchen cabinet and hanging lights

(Image credit: Future PLC /Andrew Wood)

Warm wooden counters and flooring soften the modern, streamlined look of this kitchen, while custom-built units and shelves are fitted to maximise space.  A kitchen island adds extra storage, and doubles up as a breakfast bar.

This kitchen was designed by Michael Phillips, and the wooden worktop was sourced from Bordercraft,

5/10 Kitchen photo montage

kitchen room with wooden flooring and white pillar

(Image credit: Future PLC /Andrew Wood)

The plain white walls of the kitchen are livened up with a montage of family photos, creating a simple, and easily interchangeable feature wall.   The breakfast bar provides another convenient seating area - the bar stools from Aram sit perfectly with the warm wood and stainless-steel appliances.

6/10 Upper hallway staircase

hallway with staircase and white flower glass vase

(Image credit: Future PLC /Andrew Wood)

On the upper floors and landing, where light flows through large sash windows, the owners decided to soften the colour scheme by adding restful lilac hues, creating a peaceful and relaxing environment.

For lilac paint shades and many more, head to Fired Earth.

7/10 Bedroom seating

bedroom with gustavian sofa and white long curtains

(Image credit: Future PLC /Andrew Wood)

With soft light pouring through the large windows, a Gustavian sofa sourced at an antiques shop, takes pride of place in the calm, uncluttered bedroom

For similar bedlinen, go to Designers Guild. The delicately-patterned lampshade is made from wallpaper by Neisha Crosland.

8/10 White bathroom

white bedroom with white bathtub and window shutters

(Image credit: Future PLC /Andrew Wood)

Louvred shutters allow light into the bathroom, but maintain privacy.  Limestone floor tiles are continued up the wall for a textured feel, and compliment the glossy white bath.

For limestone tiles like these, head to Rossi Stone Surfaces. These shutters are from American Shutters.

9/10 White and bright living space

white living room with white chair and fireplace

(Image credit: Future PLC /Andrew Wood)

All the classic features and cornicing of the property are brought to life by the all-white colour scheme.  A single button-backed chair, teamed with simple glass vases lining the mantlepiece, adds depth and texture to the room.

For a similar style chair, look to K A International, and for neutral paint colours, visit Dulux.

10/10 Garden terrace seating

garden terrace seating with wooden table

(Image credit: Future PLC /Andrew Wood)

Decking was laid in the garden for a Californian-style feel, with white walls and evergreen shrubs continuing the theme.  The warmth of the white paint and wooden worktops in the kitchen has been extended out into the garden creating an intimate atmosphere.

Are you looking for more decorating ideas and inspiration? Take a look at our House Tours section for everything from a cosy fisherman's cottage, to a quirky and eclectic mansion.

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.