Kakelugn: The Swedish Ceramic Wood Stove

Necessity is supposedly the mother of invention, and this was true for the Swedes back in the 18th century. A critical shortage of firewood led to the development of a more efficient type of wood stove - the kakelugn. I'll show you the inner workings of one later in this post, but for now, lets just marvel at the fact in designing something so needed, they also created something so beautiful. Created in a range of colors, shapes and styles, these stoves burn hotter than the average wood stove, but use very little wood. They were designed with vents and channels to allow for a controlled burn that radiates heat day and night (see the illustration at the bottom). But enough about their inner workings, let's ogle some gorgeous stoves. Swedish ceramic wood stove - an amazing design for efficiency and beautiful to look at. You can find them in a variety of shapes, color and sizes.

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Swedish ceramic wood stove - an amazing design for efficiency and beautiful to look at. You can find them in a variety of shapes, color and sizes.

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Swedish ceramic wood stove - an amazing design for efficiency and beautiful to look at. You can find them in a variety of shapes, color and sizes.

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Swedish ceramic wood stove - an amazing design for efficiency and beautiful to look at. You can find them in a variety of shapes, color and sizes.

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Swedish ceramic wood stove - an amazing design for efficiency and beautiful to look at. You can find them in a variety of shapes, color and sizes.

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Swedish ceramic wood stove - an amazing design for efficiency and beautiful to look at. You can find them in a variety of shapes, color and sizes.

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Swedish ceramic wood stove - an amazing design for efficiency and beautiful to look at. You can find them in a variety of shapes, color and sizes.

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And for those who like to see the innards:

Swedish Tile Stove inside

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Inspiration Board: Golden Glamour

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There's nothing quite as sexy as a glamorous bedroom with the shimmer of gold. The problem with this look can be, frankly, tipping over the edge from glamour into Alexis Carrington on Dynasty Circa 1984.  While I do love Alexis, a modern take on glamour with a little restraint is probably a better look for most of us. So how do you achieve glamour without going overboard? We've got the tips to help you achieve this.

Golden Glamour board
Golden Glamour board

These boards are one of the tools we use in our Interior Design Room Packages - affordable and they give you everything you need to make you next decorating project a success. Learn more here.