Hej friends all over the world,
It feels good to say that, now when I have a better idea through my blog hosts updates…it’s exciting & inspiring to know that I have so many followers around the globe :)
I thought I would let you get to know me a bit more by a post with a Scandinavian theme. It’s hard sometimes to put your finger on what it involves but one thing is certain…or three…simplicity, colours & light. It’s obvious that comfort, functionality and craftsmanship are key ingredients. Swedish homes are seldom over-decorated since every detail is thought through with a meaning & a purpose. Natural materials is a big thing & timber is consistent used…birch, pine, oak, ash. Tradition, culture & history is things that is consistent across all homes, more or less. Textiles of all kinds makes the home, no doubts. Curtains, cushions, throws, rugs & lots of variations in the seasons to renew the home. Thick soft carpets, sheepskin & rag rugs are very common. Not to forget plants, flower pots & fresh cut flowers to enhance the experience of nature indoors. Equally important is lighting with different light sources for general lighting, functional as well as mood lighting. Well, not only lighting but also candles – amounts of tea lights. I dare not think about how much tealights we purchase per year. We light candles almost every night, all year round & it is lit as in a church – very cosy indeed.
Take care / Marie