Swedish fireplaces for winter décor with a Nordic touch

With the arrival of winter and the cold nothing better than an afternoon of sofa, film and blanket. If in addition we accompany a fireplace the stamp can not be more cosy. And the fire has some hypnotic: its color, its sound, its sizzle and the heat given off by makes that we can spend hours looking at it without tiring us.

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Types of chimneys there are many and on this blog we have already seen some of them, like seen shot or the separators of spaces, but there is a type of particularly decorative fireplace which we declare ourselves openly fans: the beautiful chimneys of traditional Swedish inspiration.

This type of fireplaces originally responds to the name of Kakelugns and its origin dating from around from the beginning of the 18th century, when in Russia and the Scandinavian Europe suffered a domestic wood scrap and existing chimneys began to improve to enhance efficient combustion. Mostly Swedes were who developed the best (Downdraft, counterflow) system which evolved the Swedish and Finnish chimneys fundamentally.

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Swedish chimneys often have the appearance of column coated with ceramic crowned by a “capital” sometimes easy and sometimes shaped Crown style of Scandinavian monarchical traditions. The kiln, located in the lower area, usually iron with two small hinged doors of brass that are opened or closed to taste.

The majority of Swedish chimneys tend to be smooth, simple and white and so are ideal in environments of Scandinavian style, but also any colour, ornamented or decorated Crown. Usually placed in the corner, although there also to focus them on a wall or placed them in the middle of the room to give them prominence.

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Since these fireplaces transmit heat in a very subtle way, are only slightly warm to the touch: there are no surfaces that burn or flame that may cause personal injury. Heat is radiated day and night with two simple fires per day are consumed for an hour and a half and keep the heat round-the-clock. Not be producing fire throughout the day, these fireplaces pollute less and are much greener than conventional wood logs. In addition, to operate with only 2 fires a day, consumed much less firewood, that also can be much thinner than the usual trunks or based on remains that cannot be used for other applications, which is noticeable in the Pocket.

In short, one of the most aesthetic, practical, economic, and ecological options of having a fireplace in the House. In addition to remaining precious right?

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