Last time I shared photos of cozy apartment to show you how good lightning can make a real difference in interiors. Today it’s all about light again, this time natural daylight. Afterall, it’s the darkest time of the year right know here where I live, so I think it is perfect time for posts about light, right?
Since we have long dark winter here in northern hemisphere, the use of natural sunlight is considered very important in Scandinavian homes. There are many ways one can get the most out of available natural daylight and I’ll list some of those below.
1. White walls. Because it reflects light so well, white is the wall color of choice. Besides, it looks fantastic with wood and is ideal backdrop for different colors and patterns.
2. Light flooring. Like white walls it reflects light and makes interiors brighter. White or almost white floors are very common in Scandinavian homes.
3. Large windows. Large windows allow the natural light to pour in. It’s common that those large windows don’t have any curtains or blinds either. You can consider yourself lucky if you live in an apartment or house with large windows so that you can make most of the available daylight. If your home has currently windows that you think are too small and you are planning some renovations in the future you may want to consider changing your windows for bigger ones. If you are interested in replacing your windows consult with your local professional team, for example one like Mentor Window and Door.
4. Roof windows, suntunnels. These complement the traditional windows and add interesting light effects. Roof windows can bring light also to the rooms with no vertical outer walls. Like for traditional windows you may want to have blinds for roof windows for those hot sunny days. VELUX®, for example, has many beautiful blinds in their product range that would be perfect fit for Scandinavian style interiors. You can check out the collection in VELUX web shop.
I hope this post made your day a bit lighter and I’m really hoping it will be snowing soon so that everything would turn from muddy and grey into bright and white!
// images from 1. SignePling 2. Sofia Landin 3. 101 Woonideeen 4. Annaleenas Hem 5. Elisabeth Heier 6. Ferm Living 7. Petra Bindel 8. Bo-Bedre 9. Residence 10. Lantliv 11. and 12. VELUX 13. Elisabeth Heier //
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