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Royal luxury: think big in the home

You may believe that luxury in the home does not suit everyone. But think again! The basis of any home is its floor, and this should be starting point from which you lift up your interior to a higher level. Think big and use extra wide and long boards to create a luxurious look and feel. They also give the room a rugged touch without sacrificing elegance. Materials that radiate class do the rest: oak, marble and a touch of gold will instantly give your interior that hint of luxury!

20 October 2016

Royal luxury: think big in the home

You may believe that luxury in the home does not suit everyone. But think again! The basis of any home is its floor, and this should be starting point from which you lift up your interior to a higher level. Think big and use extra wide and long boards to create a luxurious look and feel. They also give the room a rugged touch without sacrificing elegance. Materials that radiate class do the rest: oak, marble and a touch of gold will instantly give your interior that hint of luxury!

Class and luxury are often considered to be things of the past. The association with majestic English country manors, stately 19th century town houses or belle époque palaces is readily made. And yet, today we are increasingly looking back to the opulence of yesteryear. This has been a phenomenon on the catwalks for some time, and it’s now returning to our homes. So let’s start at the beginning: with the floor.

Essential basic element

It has long been a trend in the fashion industry to draw on splendour and wealth. Consider luxurious fabrics such as velvet, gold and silver finishes, plumage and striking accessories. And although these are often displayed in abundance, there is one notable constant that stands out: the basis is everything. On the catwalk, we therefore usually see one glamorous piece in a specific, often dark, shade as a clear underlying theme. That item radiates class and as such serves as the ideal starting point for further embellishment. It’s no different in the home, where the basis is also essential and defining. If the floor radiates class and quality, the rest will automatically follow.

Don’t be scared of the dark

In recent years the trend has been for full-on white in the home. It makes us think of Scandinavia: nice and clean, fresh and cool. Light colours on both the walls and the floors were the easy and safe options, and could be combined with almost everything. What many people fail to note is that the same applies to dark colours. And even more so as they have a few extra advantages. Dramatic colours such as dark blue, Bordeaux red, ochre and even black add luxury to your interior. These are colours that transport you back to the roaring twenties, with a nostalgic nod to ‘Great Gatsby’-style parties, filled with flamboyant extravagance. A dark coloured floor also creates an intimate atmosphere and even has – in contrast to what most people think – a space-enlarging effect. The (dark) brown boards make the edges diminish, which optically expands the room in question. Combined with details and decorations that catch the eye, the effect is enhanced. A win-win situation!

Theatrical materials

Luxurious interiors love alluring finishes and decorations. A royal touch in the house is reflected in wall-to-wall carpeting, decorated sofas with S-shaped legs, glass chandeliers, heavy celling-to-floor curtains in velvet, a touch of marble or side tables and gleaming furniture in exotic woods. By integrating dark colours and strong materials into your interior, you get a spacious and luxurious look.

Moreover, the floorboards themselves play a crucial role in this. When it comes to a royal floor covering, many still consider oak to be the crème de la crème. An oak parquet floor has a classy appearance and brings luxury into your home at the drop of a hat. Massimo, Quick-Step’s new parquet collection, consists of extra wide and extra long boards. This creates a sophisticated effect, which is full of natural charm and emphasises our most valuable asset – nature.

Comfort is luxury

It is a well-known fact that imitation wood floors can seriously compete with the real deal. Moreover, they have a number of additional practical advantages: they are wear-resistant, watertight, warm, sound-absorbing and just as beautiful as real wood. All this means added comfort, which also equals luxury. In short, Laminate and vinyl floors can also add splendour and opulence to the home.

The most luxurious laminate flooring at this moment is undoubtedly the splendid Majestic. The boards are durable and have excellent technical qualities such as water- and wear-resistance. Thanks to the matching textures and the way in which the groove is perfectly balanced to match the character of the floor, these boards offer an unparalleled authenticity. And this laminate flooring is even more special due to its size. These boards honour the luxurious look and feel of your interior: boards up to 2.05 cm long and 24 cm wide give it a regal appearance.

Pour yourself a glass of whisky, then sit back & relax in total luxury, comfort and style!

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