Choosing the right floor is a crucial element of any interior design project. Quality and durability are key factors as they form the basis of the room’s functionality and aesthetic appeal. According to interior designer, Camilla Fritz Grundelius at Kantikant, “It also becomes the basis for an interior and should work both with the wall colour and the furniture.”
To select the right materials to complement the flooring, Grundelius recommends working with a mood board to visualise the feeling of the room. This includes selecting materials, colours and textiles for example, that fit into the colour palette set for the project. The choice of flooring colour is also influenced by existing conditions, such as the amount of natural light in the room and the purpose of the space.
With regards to choosing the right flooring surface, Grundelius’s personal preference is the matte, genuine wood surface of Bjelin’s Misty White colour, in the Select grading. As an interior designer who values sustainability, she also appreciates the durability of Bjelin’s floors.
Choosing a sustainable floor has become more important to clients as people are becoming more conscious of the environmental impact of their choices. “It is becoming increasingly common for customers to make demands regarding materials.”
Bjelin’s XXL planks are a popular choice for larger spaces, as they give a calmer expression to a room. However, they can also be used in smaller spaces to create the illusion of more space. Grundelius chose Bjelin’s floors initially for their range and variety and the fact that they are a local company.
As for her own unique personal style, Grundelius says it’s a mix of old and new, gathered in a Scandinavian style and colour scale.
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