Nordic Light Stick: How to Style this Magnificent Wall Light

Our Nordic LED Pole Light (also known as our Nordic Light Stick) is one of our bestselling lights of all time, and it’s easy to understand why.

Two Nordic Stick Lights on the wall above red sofa

A simplistic design, a high-quality finish, and a gorgeous lighting effect all combine to make this wall light truly something special. 

So we’ve got the light down, but now it’s your turn - how are you going to style it? Which room are you going to put it in? Are you going to have one stand-alone light or combine a few to make a wall fixture?

Let’s look at some examples! 

Pairing two Nordic LED Pole Lights in the living room

Two Nordic Stick Lights at a 130 degree angle to each other on living room wall above grey corner sofa

When you’re thinking about living room wall lights, you should definitely be looking for a wall light that has character. The living room is arguably where you spend the most time when you’re at home, so you don’t want a boring light on the wall that’s sapping energy out of the room.

You want a light that adds to the atmosphere! A light that lifts the mood of the room merely by being in the right place at the right time. Do you know the feeling?

It’s hard to explain, but you’ll know it when you see it. And it’s fair to say we see it with our Nordic LED Pole Light.

The secret behind the style in the image above is all in the angles at which the lights are positioned on the wall. You want them at about a 130 degree angle to each other (I’ll add the image below to save you looking for your old school math kit to find your protractor!).

130 degree angle on protractor


Any steeper an angle than this (say 90 degrees - a right angle) and it would start to look a bit harsher on your wall - almost military-like where everything is strict and has to be perfect. And it’s fair to say that's not the atmosphere you want to re-create in your living room!

Instead, the 130 degree angle makes the overall wall lighting fixture look a lot calmer and warm, especially when coupled with the warm emitting light (more on this later).

Another trick you’ll notice with this fixture is the use of more than one size of Nordic LED Pole Light. We’ve coupled the shorter 50cm model with the longer 100cm model, as we think it creates the perfect balance on the wall.

This would also work equally well with the 80cm model instead of the 100cm, but this will depend on the size of your living room and how much light you would need this lighting fixture to provide.


One Nordic LED Pole Light in the living room

Nordic LED Pole Light above coffee table and grey sofa in living room

Alternatively, if you thought that your living room only needed one new wall light addition to complete your home decor project, you can always go with just the one Nordic Stick Light.

If this is something you are considering, we would recommend placing the light near a current room fixture, like a sofa or a coffee table. You can see in this example we have placed it just to the left of the sofa.

The reason we suggest this is because having only one stick light on the wall may give off the feeling that the wall is incomplete.

Don’t get us wrong, it’ll still look great, but without a second stick light to balance out the look, you may at times think that the wall is missing something. Again, hard to explain but you’d know it if you saw it.

The answer then is to place it next to an existing living room fixture, so that rather than the light being viewed as a stand-alone fixture, it’s seen more as a light to accentuate an existing fixture (in this case the coffee table).

If this sounds like how it would be in your living room, we would recommend installing the light so that it is pointing straight up (as in the image above). Coffee tables are usually quite small in width, so even with the 50cm model of our Nordic LED Pole Light you’re likely to have the light be wider than the fixture you’re trying to accentuate if you were to install the light sideways (I.e. pointing towards the door or window).


A divide between two rooms

Nordic LED Pole Light acting as a divide between two rooms

The last styling idea we’ll cover in this article is when you want to use our Nordic Stick Light as a divider between two different spaces in your home. 

You can see in the image above there is already somewhat of a natural divide between the rooms with the small section of wall that comes out, but adding one of our Nordic LED Pole Lights to this section of wall really does look beautiful.

Another point to note with this design option is that the light has been installed facing the floor - that is, with the base nearer the top. This works just as well as having the base near the bottom (i.e. with the light pointing towards the ceiling), and is entirely down to preference!


I hope this article helps you in terms of design ideas for our Nordic LED Pole Light. The link to our product page can be found here. If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to contact us here.