The Scandinavian way: 4 ways that roof windows can positively and sustainably impact your home

Let the daylight in

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Daylight Savings may be over, but there’s no reason to be gloomy about it. As we fend off summer nostalgia, it’s time to consider how to maximise the amount of light in your day through design. Due to its ephemeral nature, it’s sometimes easy to overlook how light itself constitutes a vital and powerful tool when it comes to interior design. Letting the sunshine in not only makes your interiors look more vivid and impactful, but natural light and fresh air can enhance your mood and energy levels and positively impact your physical and psychological wellbeing.

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To enhance the impact of interior lighting in a room, it goes without saying that the first point on the agenda is windows – in particular, roof windows. By letting in twice as much daylight compared to a façade window, they allow you to harness the full power of natural light. Beyond this, there are several ways in which roof windows can be used as a powerful tool to brighten your days and accompany you in your sustainability journey, as we strive towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

1. THEY MAXIMISE NATURAL LIGHT

Due to the long winters and dark nights, Scandinavian interior design started to experiment with maximising light in interiors early on. It is a school of thought that stresses the multiplicity of light sources and attempts to make the most of the sunlight at one’s disposal. This carefully studied approach can serve you well even in considerably milder climatic conditions: by opening a window to your surroundings, you can make them part of your decor itself, thus making you feel closer to nature.

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The colour scheme of your decor is also instrumental. As dark tones notoriously absorb natural light, the choice of light walls, natural materials and carefully positioned mirrors and reflective surfaces will allow you to enhance the interplay of natural light. Maximising the illumination levels of a room will help it to look more spacious and airy, and natural lighting does a far better job than artificial illumination at bringing out the rich colour and texture of materials in your home.

2. THEY’RE A LONG-LASTING DESIGN SOLUTION

Quality over quantity is at the core of the Scandinavian design ethos. As less consumption translates into a more respectful attitude towards the planet, you can make your sustainability journey in decoration even more ambitious by choosing roof windows. Their quality and durability make them a lasting, value-for-money investment.

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Case in point: market leader VELUX. The Danish brand, a strong advocate for sustainable and healthy design solutions, walks the talk by manufacturing its products with more than 99% certified, responsibly-sourced wood. Tried-and-tested in all weather conditions, the lifetime of these windows spans 30+ years. They are easy to maintain, repair and upgrade for generations to come, making VELUX a stylish design solution that won’t suffer the sign of the times.

3. THEY ACTIVELY CONTRIBUTE TO A HEALTHY INDOOR SPACE

Whether you have been working from home or have enjoyed an unexpected period of quality time indoors with your friends and loved ones, the pandemic has highlighted the importance of making sure our homes offer us their full potential. Flooding your rooms with more sunlight offers unrivalled health benefits, both physical and mental.

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A good dose of daylight helps us to sleep better and feel more energised by syncing on our Circadian rhythm, while sunnier days boost your serotonin levels, helping to stabilise and improve your mood and emotional wellbeing. Studies have shown the positive impacts on productivity too: good lighting and fresh air improve our cognitive system’s ability to learn.

4. THEY’RE A TRUE COMPANION FOR YOUR SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY

Decor mirrors the needs and desires of the day and age. Our time is one that calls for bold, pioneering action on the climate, and, as such, it is time to shape an eco-vision for your interiors that reduces your carbon footprint. Diffusing even more light into your rooms through roof windows is the right way to go about it. Natural light will translate into diminished electricity consumption, an environmentally friendly decision your wallet will rejoice too.

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But you can take it a step further with VELUX. Their true adherence to circularity principles means that, at the end of the window’s long life, they can be disassembled and recycled and reused for other purposes. VELUX’s sustained efforts to drastically shift their production processes to attain a zero-waste status, as well as eliminating plastic consumption and carbon emissions across their value chain, are just some of the concrete actions has made in their pledge to become Lifetime Carbon Neutral by its 100th anniversary in 2041. It's this climate-positive approach that will help us to see the light on a bright future for our planet.



Enlighten your journey in decor with VELUX. Start your sustainable journey at velux.co.uk

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