Ok. It’s no secret that I’m OBSESSED with doll’s houses, Lundby doll’s houses in particular. I received my first Smaland house over a year ago and it continues to bring my family and I great joy, laughter, and enough creative brainstorming to outlast any other toy in our house.
Here’s a bit of background info for you:
This beautiful, Swedish-designed doll’s house is the perfect starter home for your dolls. The 5-room house arrives empty, just waiting for you to decorate it. Budding interior decorators will enjoy choosing just the right items from Lundby’s wide array of furniture, tableware and accessories (all sold separately). The open fronted doll’s house offers plenty of room for imaginative, creative play. The Smaland Doll’s House has been a traditional Lundby favorite since the 1950’s and was redesigned in 2011 with all-new contemporary decor. The doll’s house features hinged windows and a balcony with doors that open and shut. It’s prewired with Lundby’s unique 4.5 volt lighting system, so you can enhance every room with your choice of the realistic child-safe electrical fixtures Lundby sells separately. The lighting system requires a transformer in order to operate (sold separately). As your doll family grows, you can expand your Lundby Smaland Doll’s House by adding a 2-room extension or a lovely summer and winter garden with a white picket fence, all of which are available for separate purchase. Appropriate for children ages 3 and over, with adult supervision. Lundby gets its name from the Swedish village where Grete and Axel Thomsen first began creating and selling clever dollhouse furniture in 1947.
Our family is absolutely OBSESSED with this house. Granted, my son is only two, but it amazes me to watch him interact with his house and have full conversations with the Smaland doll family, including “it’s time for bed now! Cover up!” “Sit in that chair! We gotta eat!” I mean…
BUT I think (selfishly) the best part of this house lies in what I love about it: I decorate it. A LOT.
The Lundby web site comes full of incredible yet super easy DIY ideas like creating your own wallpaper, making your own bath mat, sewing your own pillows, etc. And trust me, I’m no Martha Stewart, but even I can make this stuff look incredible in the house, and so will you and your family. They even have a super adorable design concept to redecorate your Smaland house for Easter.
Our next re-do involves the baby’s room. As in the doll family’s baby’s room, because they just debuted these itty bitty, oh so sweet nursery furniture sets that are just ready to pop into the second floor (or third story addition…it’s on my wish list):
And as if the furniture wasn’t inspiring enough, you can even head to their “Inspiration” section to find more décor DIYs from famous interior designers:
But I will warn you: this WILL become your new obsession.