This guest post is by Sainsbury’s Finance.
Scandinavian design never really goes out of fashion, but it’s enjoying a moment in the spotlight again. The popularity of TV shows such as The Killing and Borgen have put Danish design centre-stage in particular, celebrating everything from mid-century lamps to hand-knitted jumpers.
The long, dark winters of northern Europe call for light, airy interiors, typically painted in pale background shades but with splashes of bright, primary colour to lift the spirits. Clever lighting of a room, from carefully-positioned lamps, candles and ceiling- or wall-mounted fixtures, is key to beating the gloom and creating a cosy, homely space.