Cool and light, with graphic elements and colourful accents, the Scandinavian-look is an interior design classic that has been around for some time; and isn’t likely to disappear soon. The cool, light basic tones inherent to this style make an ideal canvas for individual variation.
The best place to start if you’re seeking to create a Nordic look is a light floor. White is the basic colour for a Scandinavian interior, for both walls and flooring. Choosing a blank foundation allows you to create an atmosphere of spaciousness and serenity. A floor in a light hue creates an optical illusion of space in rooms with ceilings lacking in height. By choosing light colours as a foundation, you can easily display your personal mementos and photographs without producing a cluttered result.
White wooden flooring is often the first thing that comes to mind when you picture a Scandinavian interior. The white finishes of Quick-Step’s Variano timber floorboards such as White Oak Oiled comprises smaller pieces of wood to create a playful, yet light foundation. Streamlined white planks with the convenience and affordability of vinyl such as the white finishes in the Quick-Step Livyn Essential Collection [Patina Oak Light White and Painted Oak Light White] combine the best of the two materials. The Essential Collection offers a realistic wood-look and texture; and is water-resistant allowing it to be laid in bathrooms and kitchens.
If bright white is too clinical for your tastes, or you prefer a warmer hue, natural wood is an option for Scandinavian ambiance. The natural characteristics in the wood (cracks and knots) produce a lively and cheery ambiance in a contemporary manner. The Quick-Step Chestnut laminate floor was created to replicate genuine wood. The finish is sustained all the way to the joints and embossed in such a way that the planks have the look and feel of real wood. The Moonlight Oak Light laminate finish creates a light foundation, but adds a realistic wood print and texture as an extra element. While this adds a little more character to your floor, this light natural shade will retain your room’s spacious ambiance.
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