The influence of Scandinavian design has had a massive impact on home interiors in the UK. We love the clean, modern and pared back elements of Scandi-style which makes it easy to replicate in our own homes.
“Scandinavian style is characterised by three key components — functionality, simplicity and beauty,” says Craig Ritchie, Ikea’s Communication and Interior Design Manager. “Although simple in design, clean lines are often incorporated with understated elegance and warm functionality, which creates a very homely feel.”
One of the key aspects of creating a bright and inviting Scandi style living space is choosing the right floor. Scandinavian homes use wood floors in lighter tones to make the most of the limited amount of natural light they get when the sun goes down so early. Wood is a popular material in Scandinavian design as these countries are full of beautiful forests.
There are many pale wood effect designs across our Polyflor at Home vinyl flooring ranges which are ideal for creating your own Scandi style spaces.
The California Oak and Honey Limed Ash wood designs from our new Designatex sheet vinyl range feature the right combination of warm and light tones to act as the ideal base for a Scandi style home. The sun-bleached blonde tones of California Oak are ideal for contemporary homes while Honey Limed Oak is a more subtle, elegant choice.
Light wood effect flooring like Colonia New England Elm will help give the illusion of space, making your room feel larger in comparison to darker shades. This fresh and simple design complements the light and bright neutral colour palette favoured in Scandinavian homes.
Polyflor at Home ranges also include white toned floors for a modern Scandi look…
White floors don’t have to make a room look cold, whites can be warm if you layer textures and tones to give a cosy feel. For a quick to install, pure and understated look why not try one of our sheet vinyl floorcoverings, Secura Alabaster Elm or Designatex Chalk White Oak.
White wood effect luxury vinyl tiles from our Camaro and Colonia collections can be used with inlay strips for a more individual look. We love this naval plank design which has been created here using Graphite grouting strips along the plank lengths.
Our Camaro Loc range of interlocking luxury vinyl tiles also includes two beautiful paler wood effect designs. The grey tones in Smoke Limed Oak makes it a modern alternative to warmer woods.
These pale floor designs work really well in ultra-modern homes as they accentuate clean, sleek lines and architecture. Scandinavian design is all about keeping clutter to a minimum, so a few well chosen statement accessories, perhaps in a bright accent colour, are all you need to create impact.
Scandinavians love to make their homes eco-friendly where possible, so take a look at our Sustainability page to read about Polyflor’s environmental credentials.
To take a look at more designs in our flooring collections visit the Polyflor at Home website where you can view our full ranges and order free samples.