When you think of Scandinavian interiors, light, pale schemes come to mind with an emphasis on elegant clean lines and functionality. This may seem perfect in summer, but what about the long, dark, cold winter months? It seems the Danes have that covered too, through the concept of Hygge, pronounced ‘heur-ga’.
Hygge is the content feeling you get from the simple pleasures in life – curling up with a cup of tea while it rains outside, or hiking through fields and hills on a crisp autumn afternoon. Hygge is an important concept in Scandinavian homes, especially in the colder months of the year when there is little light in the afternoons, where the use of natural materials alongside layered textures such as soft throws and cushions create a warm and tranquil space.
The Scandinavian look pairs pale, whitewashed floors with neutral backdrops, simple details and lots of warm lighting to create a calm, understated aesthetic. Natural wood elements are a fundamental part of a Scandinavian scheme as they lend a feeling of warmth and texture to a room, whilst still keeping it light and bright.
Adding in a couple of central pieces such as statement lighting or monochrome prints can really help to create a sophisticated interior that is true to its Nordic roots – lamps in warm metals alongside lots of candles create a wonderfully cosy atmosphere.
Many of our most popular floors are the perfect partner for a Scandi interior.
Fleece from our Warehouse collection is whitewashed with an undulating texture, making it very on-trend and extremely popular. There are saw marks and natural knots across the boards for a really natural yet modern feel. Combine with white walls, geometric prints and wooden chairs with sheepskin throws for a comfortable yet simple interior.
Almond is a wood floor with a natural tone that brings warmth to a room. The nature grade boards allow for characterful knots, whilst the brushing technique used during its manufacturing create a beautiful, gentle texture. Pair with pale grey walls and whitewashed wooden units for a soft monochromatic feel, or add a bright throw to your sofa for a splash of colour.
Yardley Chase is a pale wood floor with a smooth texture that still allows for naturally occurring knots and colour variation. Use alongside a blue feature wall, white woodwork and knitted cushions scattered across a plush sofa for a calm and comforting space.
For more inspiration, take a look at our Pinterest boards here.
You can order samples of any of our floors for free. Simply add the floors you like to your sample basket, then order them for delivery to your home within 48 hours. Our retail partners can offer you expert advice about ordering and fitting one of our floors – to find the details of your nearest Ted Todd partner, take a look at our locations map which you can find here.