31/12/2020 - Typical of the cold regions of Northern Europe, with climates characterised by long, severe winters and low temperatures, the Nordic furnishing style is taking hold all over the world. Close to minimalist style and focusing on the natural characteristics of material and on functional living spaces, Nordic design is characterised by spacious settings flooded with light and organised in a practical, functional way that makes them tidy and devoid of superfluous objects, with a view to creating living spaces able to transmit a sensation of warmth, purity, simplicity and order.
The lack of natural light for much of the year explains the predominance of pale, neutral colours: from white and cream through to beige and vanilla, as well as the various shades of grey and dove grey and pastel shades of pale pink, sage green and light blue.
How to furnish your home in Nordic style
Two simple, short words - ‘Cosy’ and ‘Hygge’ considered an integral part of the culture of the Nordic nations - both express a lifestyle philosophy expressed through the design of warm, inviting, comfortable living spaces. A fire crackling away in the hearth, a comfortable sofa, soft cushions, a warm woollen blanket, scented candles, a mug of hot chocolate, a good film or a book... all this is an expression of the Nordic lifestyle philosophy.
Nordic design places the accent on spacious, simple, functional, tidy, inviting settings, featuring large windows and carefully planned lighting to avoid creating dark areas, furniture and wall units, furnishing accessories, occasional tables and chaises longues to lie back and relax in.
Light is another essential element when it comes to designing homes with a Nordic style, so large windows can be complemented with decorative candles, lanterns, floor and table lamps, provided they give off a warm light that resembles natural light as closely as possible.
As regards textiles, the Nordic furnishing style prefers natural fabrics like wool, raw cotton and linen, perfect both for blankets and covers and for poufs and cushions.
Which flooring should you choose for a Nordic furnishing style?
Nordic design prefers uniform surfaces, with light-coloured floors and walls, warm wood essences and soft textures: Casalgrande Padana presents wood-effect listel tiles laid in a herringbone pattern, diagonally, in squares or straight, depending on the dimensions and depth of the setting, or stone or concrete effect porcelain stoneware tiles in light, delicate shades, able to bring material warmth and character to living spaces throughout the home.
Maximum hygiene with Bios Antibacterial®
Bios Antibacterial® is a specialised treatment for floors and walls suitable for any setting, both indoors and outdoors. Thanks to an innovative, silver-based treatment, it is able to reduce the main strains of bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecalis) by 99.9% and to prevent the formation of mould, yeast and fungi that are mainly responsible for unpleasant odours, making settings healthier and giving them a more pleasant smell.
Bios Antibacterial® uses a technology based on the slow, controlled release of silver ions that block the metabolism of the bacteria, eliminating them and preventing them from spreading. Because this antibacterial treatment is permanently integrated into the ceramic product, the antibacterial performance of the tile is unaffected by how much the floor is used.
The Bios Antibacterial® protective shield is active day and night, with or without sunlight, and does not require UV rays for activation.
Casalgrande Padana ceramic tiles are versatile and functional; they are composed exclusively of natural raw materials and free from plastic and toxic substances. They are non-allergenic, fireresistant and completely recyclable, and can be used not only on floors and walls, but also as a covering material for worktops, washbasins, tales, wall units, cupboards and doors. They are also an excellent choice for areas with underfloor heating.
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