Cool and light, with graphic elements and colorful accents, the Scandinavian look is an interior design trend that has been around for some time, and isn’t likely to disappear soon. That’s no surprise! The cool, light basic tones inherent to this style make an ideal canvas for infinite variation. The best place to start if you’re seeking to create a Nordic look is, of course, a light floor.
White is the ideal 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. A ‘fresh look’ ambiance is typical to houses in the High North, while the interior still reflects the owners’ personal tastes. By choosing light colours as a foundation you can easily display your personal mementos and photographs without producing a cluttered result.
Quick-Step Parquet Variano, Painted White Oak Oiled
White wooden flooring is often the first thing that comes to mind when you picture a Scandinavian interior, and that is absolutely the best, classic point of departure for a house in this style. The white finishes of Quick-Step Variano parquet floorboards are composed of smaller pieces of wood to create a playful, yet streamlined and light foundation. Perfect in combination with design classics by Arne Jacobsen or Vitra, to name a few icons!
Quick-Step Impressive, White Planks
Streamlined white planks with the convenience and affordability of laminate: the white finishes in the Quick-Step Impressive Collection combine the best of two worlds. The Impressive Collection is renowned for its realistic wood look and texture. A big plus point: this laminate is fully water-resistant and can be laid in wet areas such as halls, bathrooms and kitchens.
With all the lovely forests and lakes in this part of Europe, it’s hardly surprising that Scandinavians like to bring the big outdoors into their homes. Natural materials play a key part in this, not only in the form of a found set of antlers or interestingly-curved branches, but also in the form of accessories in pale and unpainted wood.
Quick-Step Impressive, Natural Pine
If bright white is too clinical for your tastes, or you prefer a warmer hue, natural wood is also a great option if you wish to create a Scandinavian ambiance. The natural charcteristics in the wood (cracks and knots) produce a lively and cheery ambiance in a contemporary manner. After painstaking research by our designers, the Quick-Step Natural Pine laminate floor was created to perfectly mimic genuine wood. The finish, inspired by Swedish pine trees, is sustained all the way to the joints and pressed in such a way that the planks have the look and feel of the real wood.
Quick-Step Impressive, Concrete Wood Light Grey
The Concrete Wood Light Grey laminate finish also 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 shade of grey will retain your room’s spacious ambiance.
Splash of colour
Finally, give your interior a lively finishing touch by adding bright splashes of colour with a few pillows, lamps and designer accessories in vivid hues. Graphic art posters or designer candlesticks with brightly coloured candles are very popular among Scandinavians, and it is precisely these details that make this style so unique and personalised!