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How To Style Nordic Lighting

Scandinavian culture is often thought of as being the most joyful anywhere in the world. Here are their top ways to bring happiness during the darkest season during the winter.

The winter is upon us. Three words that can cause grunting teeth and preemptive shivering across the northern hemisphere at this season, however, it’s a joyful time with the right attitude, and the proper lighting. Let’s learn from the smiling Swedes and happy Danes and discover how they can remain so content even when the sun is barely rising close to at the Arctic Circle.

In particular in the UK winter is viewed as a time to be endured, to make it through the winter months with a view to spring. But hurrying through winter with a focus at warmer weather is an injustice. Slowing down and taking in the variations in seasons and the opportunities to connect with family, friends and even your own family is something that Scandinavians have achieved. This is why Scandinavians are not just coping with the winter weather, but are actually taking advantage of the opportunities winter offers.

Take a stoic approach to hygge.

The cultivation of the concept of hygge (a Danish term for comfort and convenience that is loosely connected to Sweden’s kos and Norway’s langom notions) in the winter months is just as important as enjoying the outdoors in the bright, long summer days. It is possible to increase this sense of happiness by using the appropriate Nordic lighting. Open-flame candles are the preferred choice in Scandinavia and all over the world.

Nowadays there are a lot of empty bulbs in place of wicks that aren’t bare. Pick the latest Edison reproduction bulbs that have elegant filaments. Although their output in lumens is not very strong however, they look charming and warm for accents. You could even put one on a window as shown above, to mimic what is the Scandinavian tradition of lighting candles in windows.

Make sure to keep things simple.

The natural materials of nature and the neutral hues are the mainstays of Scandinavian design. There’s something relaxing about wood, glass wool, stone and wool that make a space more grounded and link it with the outside. By combining these materials with care, you can create an elegant, earthy look that is comfortable and elegant in the same way. Naturally the natural light is essential in the daytime So, open the shades when you can maximize the diminishing sun.

Choose soft, even light.

The brighter the bulb, the less you will benefit. Although you may find yourself wanting more light during winter, lighting your rooms with bright bulbs isn’t the answer. Instead, you can customize your lighting by using portables and pendants that are deliberate, thoughtful and, most importantly not glare-free.

Designers such as Poul Henningsen have gone to extraordinary measures to create lighting that won’t burn your eyes with bright, shocking spots. The designs of his cult PH series are carefully layered to ensure that the light they emit is as beautiful and pleasing as the silhouettes. Light that is gentle to see is appreciated in the dark of the day. It reduces the harshness of the transition. Additionally, dimming the lighting to enjoy a crackling fireplace is one of winter’s greatest pleasures.

Find plenty of candlelight.

To truly Nordic However it is essential to think about candlelight that is genuine. There is nothing like the warmth and comfort that a flame gives. Votives or tea light bulbs placed in sparkling glass holders are beautiful, while the traditional taper candle can become contemporary in an elegant sleek brass holders. You can think about using the use of a candle (or more than 12) to add a unique accent for romantic dinners, secluded evenings, or just for some unwinding time by yourself.

Don’t forget layers.

Last but not least, think about layers. While layers of bedding or clothing is in winter, layered lighting can provide warmth and flexibility when you go about your day. Ambient light, task and accent lighting are all used to create a lighting scheme that’s more pleasing and welcoming than one overhead lamp. Also, as always, dimmers can be a key element in regulating your home’s lighting all through the year.