Understated, authentic, functional and timeless: Scandinavian influences have been gaining in popularity for quite some time. These days, it’s hard to imagine life without these influences from Denmark, Norway, Finland and other Scandinavian countries. Pure materials, calm colours and functional design above all: the plain interiors might look understated but in fact are simply bursting with character and authenticity. So how can you bring Nordic style into your own home? Read on and you’ll find out!
In our Quick-Step hardwood collections you´re sure to find the perfect floor for your interior. But did you know that you can also process Quick-Step wood in other, more creative ways in your interior? We’ll give you a little inspiration with these 3 ideas!
Colour and the meaning behind it is very decisive for your interior. We’ve already explored red and yellow earlier, and this time we’ll be focusing on green. What effect will the colour have on your interior, and where in your home would the colour fit best?
Away with the superfluous! Minimalist interiors mean paring down to the bare essentials. This style shines in its simplicity and clears the space for peace and creativity. But how do you go about creating that minimalist interior? Start with these tips and discover your own stripped-down style of living!
There is nothing more relaxing than a walk in the woods. Nowadays, in our era of Exotic plants and floral prints provide you with your own personal oasis of green. Non-stop rain outside? Step in to your front door and leave that grey day behind: welcome to the jungle!big bustling cities, we are not only going back to nature but bringing it into our homes too.
Under the motto ‘less is more’, our interiors are stripped down to the bare minimum of components. After all, having a lot of stuff always makes for a chaotic look. Minimalism was born out of this premise, as a symbol of a more refined style of living. Living with less stuff and paring down to the essentials carries over to your interior.
The time when we all had a single houseplant standing by the window is long gone. From now on, desire for your own little patch of green will become an integral part of your interior. You can create a lively, refreshing jungle in your home in no time. Want to know the best news of all? The trend for botanical living is easy to apply. Even those without green fingers can get stuck in.
Colour plays a key role in your interior. Not only does colour create a certain atmosphere, it can also be used to make a room appear smaller or larger. In addition, colour brings out your personality and it can influence your mood. Discover what feelings are conjured up by the colour red.
At the end of 2014, Kristof, Loes and their son Ewoud left their apartment behind to move into a new, modern home. "We wanted lots of light, shades of white and natural elements in our new home," Loes says. "We also had a clear concept of what we wanted for our flooring: natural, warm wood. With the Impressive Ultra laminate collection, we brought that concept to life."
Triple Dutch racing champion Niki Terpstra and his wife Ramona tied the knot this week. They recently also decided to tackle the somewhat cold interior of their new house, starting with brand new 'Imperio' parquet flooring. "We dreamt of a cosy interior. The warm feel of real wood gives our rooms the soft character we were looking for," Niki Terpstra says. Let’s take a look inside!
Who would ever have thought that old, dilapidated factory premises and robust warehouses would serve as the number one source of inspiration for contemporary interiors? Naked concrete, visible ducts and rough brick walls: we no longer cover them up. On the contrary, we’re only too happy to bring them prominently to the foreground. Discover some useful tips to uncover the rough and rugged industrial side of your house, without any concessions to charm or style!
The interior architect Nicky Vanden Bossche recently rolled up her sleeves and got to work on an apartment shell in an old warehouse. Her aim was to give the new home an industrial character to suit the soul of the main building. She chose a Quick-Step wood-look laminate floor to give the space an extra feeling of warmth and cosiness.
The world of design and interiors is currently very focused on exotic influences, foreign cultures and natural materials and patterns. Ethnic is totally in. But how should these colourful and dynamic influences be integrated in your interior? Begin by gathering up your unique holiday souvenirs and heirlooms, and follow these three tips!
The kitchen is the beating heart of your home and a hub of activity. It’s where you start your day by making breakfast; you may also prepare lunch there and cook a full-blown meal in the evening. This means a lot of movement in a single space. So how do you keep your kitchen nice and tidy?
An eclectic interior centers on matching up a variety of styles to create an attractive and coherent ensemble. This is perfect for those of us who struggle to make up our minds, or for people who are keen on a number of different trends. There’s no accounting for taste, but one thing is clear: this style goes hand in hand with a healthy dose of creativity and out of the box thinking. Sounds tricky, doesn’t it? But it needn’t be. As long as you take care with the freedom that this style implies, our tips will help you to create an eclectic interior that’s quirky, well balanced and utterly unique. Not to mention chock-full of character!