A well-known department store has set the tone for Scandinavian interiors in the Netherlands. What characterises this style is the rigid design, the simplicity, calmness, geometric shapes and the use of materials with a natural appearance. All these are the ingredients for a design with clean lines yet suggests warmth. The use of colour in this interior style is limited to light tones, such as white, light grey and pastel colours. The latter is used to keep everything as natural-looking as possible while still adding a splash of colour. The use of material is simple: the bare wooden look is sufficient for furniture, floors, walls and sometimes even ceilings.