I think everyone should have a storage bench. Not only does it make clean up time a cinch when you have kids, it will give your living room a pretty coffee table or extra seating, depending on where it’s placed.
Last but not least, add some life. Plants give your space a pop of green and something to make you smile when the weather is white out your window. A large plant in a basket will fill an empty corner. Small plants in concrete pots can give a little delight to a bookshelf or your coffee table. Those leafy greens will be the perfect final touch to your Scandinavian living room.
Even in a space where high gloss, reflective surfaces, and glamour are the thing, reference to animals brings the entire space down to an absorbable and truly inviting level.