WITH A QUICK-STEP FLOOR YOU’RE ALWAYS ON HOLIDAY
Dreaming of a beach house holiday in Ibiza or a tropical retreat in Bali? Or perhaps a log cabin in the Norwegian fjords or hidden in Canadian forests is more your style? Get inspired by your favourite destination and turn your house into a holiday home so you can enjoy the vacation vibes all year long.
BEACH HOUSE STYLE
The sea is an infinite source of inspiration to bring that wonderful holiday feeling into your home. To start with there’s a kaleidoscopic choice of colour shades, allowing you to create a whole host of effects with very little effort. For example, you can go for a classic North Sea coast style in deep navy, or add azure blue shades for that sun-kissed Aegean islands atmosphere. By combining these blues with white, you can add light and space to your interior and enhance this effect even more by using natural materials such as wicker, jute, and linen. Or what about a table top crafted from scaffold boards with a sea-weathered look? You can also play with subtle details like planters with dune grass or shells collected as travel souvenirs that you can incorporate into your interior.
Do you want a full holiday vibe makeover? Then choosing the right floor is the starting point. In Quick-Step’s new Illume collection, you’ll find a concrete look in a coastal-inspired oyster shade that you can install throughout your home as a poetic ode to the sea. This vinyl floor has subtle shells and stones incorporated in the design and all the advantages of Vinyl Flex, Quick-Step’s category of soft and flexible vinyl floors. You don’t even need profiles, so you can cover large areas completely uninterrupted. Would you rather click or stick? The choice is yours: thanks to the patented Uniclic click system, you can decide how you want to install your floor. And the good news is that there’s no sawing required so no dust. Which means a stress-free installation, and a soft, warm vinyl floor in no time.
CABIN IN THE WOODS
Not really the beach type? No problem! A lakeside log cabin in Canada or a tree house with a view of the Norwegian fjords can be endless sources of natural inspiration. If you choose this holiday style, there’s a good chance that you love all kinds of green. Yet sober earthy shades and rich hues from ochre to sunflower yellow also have a close tie to mother nature. With the right lighting it’s actually possible to create chiaroscuro effects that echo a misty forest where the first rays of sunlight chase away the darkness of night. When it comes to textures, not only can you draw inspiration from woodlands, but also from animals living in the wild. Use tactile materials like wool and feathers or let sequences and patterns from nature run through your interior as a constant theme. And of course, you’ll need a welcoming wood burning stove and a cosy armchair with warm blankets and decorative cushions to add the perfect cosy touch.
Last but not least, wood is an essential element to create the atmosphere of a house surrounded by nature. Both in the furniture and the wall coverings, but also in the flooring of course. The ideal choice here is one of Quick-Step’s Capture floors. This laminate collection looks more like real wood than any other flooring and is also really easy to maintain. So there’s no need to worry if you walk in with your shoes covered in mud from a good walk in the forest.