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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.

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 timber floorboards such as the Painted White Oak Extra Matt are composed of smaller pieces of wood to create a playful, yet streamlined and light foundation.

Streamlined white planks with the convenience and affordability of vinyl: the white finishes in the Quick-Step Livyn Essential Collection such as the Patina Oak Light White and the Painted Oak Light White combine the best of two worlds. The Essential Collection is renowned for its realistic wood look and texture. A big plus point: this vinyl is fully water-resistant and can be laid in wet areas such as halls, bathrooms and kitchens

Nature’s best

With all the lovely forests and lakes in that 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. 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 characteristics in the wood (cracks and knots) produce a lively and cheery ambiance in a contemporary manner. After painstaking research by Quick-Step designers, the Quick-Step Chestnut laminate floor was created to perfectly mimic genuine wood. The finish 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. The Moonlight Oak Light 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 natural shade 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!