In our inspiration blog, you will find information about everything that makes living more beautiful! We visit exciting locations and extraordinary people who show us how they have turned their houses into the world’s most beautiful homes. The blog includes the latest interior design trends (and how they can be easily created in your own home) as well as tips on how to extend the life of your flooring, do the perfect spring clean or lay your flooring in the ideal direction in uniquely shaped rooms. Find your inspiration!
Sustainability has long been a big issue relevant to many different areas of life. Environmentally friendly concepts have even changed the way we design our homes. In the course of this development, increasing numbers of people are consciously opting for sustainable products, and seeking out sustainable and ecological flooring for their own four walls.
The heart of the home: the kitchen is where family and friends come together – for good food, good conversation and good company. It helps when a tasteful ambience invites people to do just that. The perfect recipe: beautiful and stylish wall panelling. It transforms every kitchen into an inviting space with a touch of individuality and a dollop of durability.
Long gone are the times when walls were decorated by woodchip wallpaper or monochrome paints. Wall panelling is increasingly used in living spaces to add that special something – often in a stone look.
If there is a colour that goes hand in hand with modern design concepts, it’s white in all its facets. It often plays first fiddle in the design concerto. That’s why white panels are ideal for many different living trends.
When it comes to sloped ceilings, the consensus is split – some don’t like them, while others recognise the unique character that they lend to a living space. Sloped ceilings have lots of design potential and can act as a real highlight of the room. The only question is, how?
Parquet flooring is totally in right now, but plain country-style or château planks are not necessarily to everyone’s taste. Those who prefer a more detailed floor design may find the right fit for their home in mosaic or 3-strip parquet flooring, for example.
Luxurious gloss paired with warm tones – that is the visual appeal which has helped make copper-look household objects and decor pieces trendy. But what is the best way to mix and match with this striking look?
Night fever, night fever – we know how to do it! And true fans of the unique style of living from the seventies can say the same about their furnishings; after all, this disco decade is celebrating its comeback and there are now countless easy possibilities to add retro charm to your own home. Just imagine it: your interior can be as diverse and colourful as the decade itself.
Some things simply never go out of fashion: magnificent interiors have been popular for centuries. Today, home owners are bringing the glamour style back in all its glory and transforming their living space into a splendid palace.
Moving chairs, walking, playing, vacuuming – many everyday activities generate footfall noise. This can be irritating over time. For your own well-being – and that of your neighbours – footfall noise protection is not only useful, it's a must. But which standards must be observed? And which sound-absorbing cushion is best for a particular floor?
If you think that the herringbone pattern for parquet flooring is no longer in vogue, you're wrong. The laying pattern for parquet flooring is currently experiencing a renaissance, lending charm and atmosphere to rooms in both new and existing buildings.
Black flooring is in vogue in the truest sense of the word. Skilfully staged, they lend rooms an atmosphere of elegance and a touch of drama. However, if you want to install black flooring in your home, you should keep a few things in mind so its elegance can take full effect.
Bold colours, natural materials and stylishly painted decor – with the right touches to your interior design, fans of African style can bring the second-largest continent on the planet to their own four walls.
Slow living isn’t exactly a design trend that has only recently emerged. The concept’s origins date back to the 1990s as a counter-reaction to the fast food mentality that was spreading in society. Today, the trend is enjoying a proper renaissance. But why exactly? And what does slow living as a design concept look like?
Advent is the time for candles: The lights are lit for over four weeks. Like the inviting smell of wax and burning wicks, drops of wax on the floor can unfortunately also leave their mark on the pre-Christmas season. But with a couple of home remedies, these stubborn spots are soon a thing of the past.
Those who regularly welcome visitors to their homes know the scenario only too well: even once everything is tidy after the guests have left, they still leave traces behind – or rather, their footwear does. Worst case scenario? It affects good parquet flooring, showing ugly black stripes that can’t be beaten by the common mop. But these tips will help you kick shoe marks to the curb!
December 31st is “Make Up Your Mind Day”. Reason enough to clarify one frequently asked question once and for all: Is it better to install flooring types such as laminate and design flooring by clicking or gluing? Which decision is the right one? We have the answer!
A kitchen with black units makes a real statement. It looks sophisticated and gives off a special kind of flair – provided you stick to a few golden rules. Here we’ll be revealing what these are and why it is so important to bear them in mind.
A boho-chic look is ideal for all those who don’t like to feel held back by popular conventions. This is why there are no hard and fast rules for this style: anything goes if it appeals to your taste!
Handmade products are particularly popular nowadays, and alongside natural products such as wood floors, are increasingly dominating home furnishing styles. But why exactly is nature becoming an ever more frequent feature in living spaces, and where has this newly discovered love for homemade furnishings come from? Is it all just a coincidence, or is there more to it than that?
Many people spend a large part of their time in the office every day. It is important that the workplace and office are designed to be as functional as possible. But for a modern workplace design that also takes a pleasant atmosphere into account, there are other points to consider.
For children, the importance of having their own room can’t be understated. They can play, run around and daydream, or enjoy some peace and quiet undisturbed. They should always feel comfortable and safe. With these tips you can create a room for your children that is as imaginative as it is cosy.
Sandra, Wolfgang and their daughter Klara live in Paderborn in a house built in around 1935 as part of a former railway workers’ village. When Klara was born in April 2018, the new parents’ plan to renovate the old building with a modern extension began to take form. And it wasn’t long before the wheels were put into motion. It was a very hands-on project and they even laid the Lindura flooring in the new space themselves.
When thinking about laminate flooring, an image of wood effect flooring in tried-and-tested colours such as beech, birch or oak automatically comes to most minds.
Things produced using natural materials boast visual or haptic features that make the product unique and individual. Just as no two trees are the same, real wood floors also differ distinctly from one another. These different variants – the gradings – each have a particular effect for special uses.
Want that tropical feeling without feeling hot and bothered? Here’s how to do it: just add some lush green touches, a few plants, and a selection of pineapple or flamingo-themed accessories here and there and your tropical-style space is good to go. There are a few things to keep in mind, however, which is where we come in to tell you everything you need to know!
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...” Not only the Star Wars universe, but also the universe itself fascinates young and old. However, it is often children in particular who want a room design that reflects their enthusiasm for these endless expanses. This does not require much effort – just a few details are enough to create the space look in your child's room!
The variant made of robust oak wood is the classic among parquet floorings. The material is considered to be particularly hard and visually adaptable – pretty much perfect, isn't it? As a matter of fact, other woods also have a lot to offer and can easily keep up with oak. It only depends on which criteria are considered important for a flooring.
For many, life couldn’t be more colourful. Others prefer things in black and white and favour a more down to earth style. Then there are those who just can’t get enough of their favourite colour. How you colour the interior of your home says a lot about who you are and what makes you tick.
It is the colour of the year of 2020 – clothing, furniture and wall colours in blue are conquering our homes. In nuances ranging from soft sky blue to the commanding royal blue, the attractive basic colour attracts the eye. A favourite colour of many, it's easy to combine – even in its most vibrant varieties.
Would you like to sea a little more? If the answer to this is a resounding “Yes!”, then a nautical-inspired interior could be right up your street. And since we’re coming up to holiday season, what better time for us to share our top tips on how to bring some vacay vibes into your own four walls.
In this age of digitalisation, you’d think that no one would be interested in antiquated furnishing styles. All the same, the seemingly old-fashioned furnishing styles vintage and shabby chic are absolute trends. This seems surprising at first glance, raising the question of where the current enthusiasm for these two “oldies” actually comes from.
Many consider working from home to be the ultimate luxury – a pleasant alternative to the daily office grind, no long commutes… just chilled, relaxed work in their pyjamas. For others, working from home is pure chaos, full of unfamiliar routines and too many distractions. But if one thing is clear, it’s that working from home can only truly be successful if structures are established, in terms of both space and time.
Kitchen and bathroom floors have one thing in common: They have to endure a lot. They should easily cope with spatters of grease, moisture and lots of motion. No wonder so many people choose hard-wearing tiles when designing these rooms. Yet there are alternatives that are not only robust and easy to maintain, but also particularly stylish – such as Meister design flooring.
The Danes are considered to be among the happiest people in the world. This may be due to their “hygge”, an attitude geared towards calmness and zest for life, which is also reflected in their furnishings. With our tips, any home can become truly hyggelig.
Many interior design brochures advertise a well-defined style, such as the classic country house style, Scandinavian design or the currently popular shabby chic. However, some of us don't want to limit ourselves to just one style, preferring to combine heirlooms, antiques and modern design icons from a variety of furnishing styles. Those who like to experiment can truly express themselves in a mixture of styles.
One of the biggest trends in interior design today is called the industrial style. This mixture of styles, whose special charm comes from the interplay between minimalism and nostalgia, is becoming increasingly popular and is also finding its way into many kitchens. Panels and the matching flooring help give the industrial kitchen the perfect look.
When you are trying to decide between hard and elastic flooring, the way you plan to use the room in question plays a very important role. The flooring in the bedroom or living room is not generally subjected to much wear, but in the kitchen, bathroom or a commercial space, flooring needs to be highly durable and resistant. Additionally, different types of flooring are laid, cleaned and maintained in different ways.
Moving house could be so simple. But when planning the new rooms, the question often arises: will everything fit? Is there enough laminate flooring for the hallway and will Grandma’s wall unit also be at home in the new living room? Measuring correctly removes all doubt.
We’re often spoilt for choice when searching for the perfect flooring. The wood pattern in laminate flooring might look too random, and carpeting is no good for people with dust allergies. But what about stone-look flooring? The deceptively real design creates natural ambience, and in terms of comfort and quality, this flooring is tough to top.
Wall colours are a decisive factor in the overall impression created by a room. However, the flooring is just as important. And the laying pattern and the colour aren’t the only aspects that matter; the material is vital, as well. Here, we will provide an overview of how different types of flooring can impact a room.
Sometimes, we’re spoilt for choice: This is also the case when it comes to many of the decisions we make when we’re renovating or decorating our own four walls – such as choosing the right flooring. Flooring should be decorative, durable, and comfortable to walk on, but ideally, it also shouldn’t require too much regular maintenance or be very difficult to clean.
Muted colours, carefully chosen accessories and lots of wood. In her dream house, instagram star Linda Sophia skilfully showcases her favourite raw material again and again. So when it came to choosing the right floor covering, there was only one choice: the Lindura wooden flooring from MEISTER.
“Fly around the world with me” – with these words, Aladdin invited Princess Jasmin to dive with him into a dream from 1001 nights. If you don't want to leave your own four walls, but still want to experience the magical charm of the Orient, you can conjure up a home in an Oriental style with very simple means.
Just as with electronics and fashion, there are changing trends among wall and floor coverings too. If you'd like to try something new, you can follow your heart in choosing offbeat colours and surfaces – or opt for timeless classics that nobody can get enough of.
“Form follows function” There is barely an art movement that has followed this design principle as strictly as Bauhaus. Forgoing of any flourishes or ornamentation in favour of function sets apart the style and creative power of the art academy founded in 1919 in Dessau. To mark its centenary, we explain what the Bauhaus style is all about and how everyone can bring a piece of this timeless art into their home.
Among the woods used for furniture and floorings, oak is particularly popular. Both the stability of the material and its timeless look are appreciated. But it doesn’t have to be real wood: Floors with an imitation oak look can also create a beautiful and comfortable living ambience.
Lindura is the king of the castle: After 10 months of renovation work, the Burgmuseum Horn in Germany reopened this year. The museum is now well equipped to handle the influx of visitors thanks to MEISTER Lindura wood flooring. The museum is around 200 square metres in total, and Lindura wood flooring in matt lacquered rustic oak 8520 was laid on 150 square metres of that floor space. The spacious rooms really highlight the format and look of the château planks.
There’s a good argument in favour of flooring in brilliant white or a delicate cream tone: these light-coloured floors are not only very trendy, they also give every room, no matter how small, a spacious, friendly character.
From infancy to the teen years, the nursery is a room of 1,000 possibilities. Their own domain is a personal retreat for children of all ages, a world they can redesign again and again. It is best if the room has a foundation that can follow (almost) every development, such as a durable floor or furniture that grows with the children.
Sun, beach and a turquoise-coloured sea – we are happy to indulge in holiday dreams. The Mediterranean area in particular has attracted us making it a popular destination. Tourists from all over the world flock to Italy, Spain and Greece. But why wander far away? With attractive floors for a Mediterranean interior, everyone can bring the holiday feeling home.
Increased demand over the last few years proves it: materials of natural origin are back in fashion. More and more people are bringing a piece of nature into their four walls – in the form of furniture, decoration or even floors. Because a natural floor offers the opportunity to perfectly combine environmental connectivity, high compatibility and current trends.
The Nordic style is one of the most enduring interior design trends. And it’s hardly a surprise: No other design makes a home feel as warm and cosy as this tidy, casual interior decor style. Light, friendly colours meet carefully placed accents made of natural materials like wood, rattan, linen or leather.
Warm, cool, glamorous or sophisticated: Grey is the new on-trend colour that comes in an extensive palette of different beautiful shades. In interior design, we find these stylish shades of grey on walls, in fabrics, on flooring and in furniture.
For Tanja, the lady behind the blog at Cocojana.de, there’s one colour that’s simply better than the rest. From her furniture to carpets and other textiles, not to mention the fireplace, everything is a vision in fresh white – even the dog is perfectly coordinated! But finding the perfect flooring wasn’t a straightforward task, as Tanja tells us in her story.
Say goodbye to bunk beds and rosehip tea: this former youth hostel in Holzminden, Germany has been given a new lease of life as a three-star hotel. The renovation was a dream come true for the new owner, Ralf Schwager. Lindura wood flooring was used in the restaurant and the banqueting suite.
Do you appreciate the charm of old factory buildings, railway roundhouses or workshops? Magnificent halls full of moulding and statues do nothing for you, but a former factory building with exposed brick walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and visible cast-iron supports makes your heart flutter? Then the factory style is the right look for your home. We’ll teach you more about this hot interior design style and show you how you can use parquet or design flooring to bring the ‘unvarnished’ look of industrial architecture into your own four walls. Find your inspiration!
Over the past number of years, a couple from Hamm in Germany built a truly unique home. A little bit crazy? Perhaps. But it certainly has style in bucketloads.
So, you love classic lines and a stylish, cosy ambience? Modern classics are your thing? And you prefer stylish furnishings with lasting design that you will still enjoy many years from now? Then mid-century modern is the aesthetic you should explore.
Our homes are growing greener. The urban jungle trend started slowly and quietly, but it’s really coming into its own. Whether the interior is Scandinavian or cool and modern, plants are welcome in our homes, and we adapt them to our lifestyle.
Metallic surfaces have been one of the top interior trends for some time now. Lustrous metals lend the decor a warm, beautiful glow. These elegant surfaces have a magical attraction, and they are astonishingly easy to combine with nearly every other interior design trend. Copper, brass and chrome have long since shed their reputation as cool and sober; they are shimmering, soft, reflective metals. Warm rose gold, elegant platinum and radiant copper-orange now create beautiful highlights in our homes.
Working where other people go on holiday – that’s the name of the game for the Dutch de Visser family. They made a dream come true – for themselves and their wealth of visitors – when they opened their beach bar in Vrouwenpolder in Zeeland in spring 2016. The couple chose Lindura flooring for the interior.
Our day-to-day lives are often hectic and loud and can leave us in a state of sensory overload. We are flooded with information every day, and multitasking governs our lives.
The trendy mini houses embody a new attitude to life for many: to get away from “higher, faster, further” and move towards “less, more conscious and more sustainable”. In order for four small walls to make a big impression, there are a few tricks that prospective tiny house owners can consider when choosing the furniture, the flooring and the right location
When spring arrives and the first rays of sunlight flood the apartment, many people feel the urge for a significant change. Windows are cleaned, cupboards are thoroughly wiped, winter shoes are put away and the floor is cleaned. We can show you how parquet flooring, laminate flooring and similar can be spruced up for spring in no time.
Anyone who has taken advantage of the beautiful summer weather to weed the garden, mow the lawn or jog through the woods usually takes off their shoes before entering the house. After all, moisture or dirt can permanently damage the floor. With the right flooring in the hallway and in rooms that have direct access from outside, stacks of shoes by the front or back door can become a thing of the past. We reveal what these floors are all about and which products do the job.
The right flooring has just been selected, and the next decision is already pending: which plank format shows off the selected flooring best? Would a short or a long plank be better? After all, the floor design is essential to an individual style of living and the creation of a feel-good atmosphere. We can tell you which plank format gets the most out of a room and we compare short and long planks.
When we talk about modern style, we don’t mean a clothing or art style, but a way of furnishing your own living environment. This style lives from being classic and timeless. At the same time, it offers enough opportunities to give rooms a personal touch – from floor to ceiling.
Whether you are a dog person or a cat person – anyone who anyone who loves their pet will readily accept animal hair on clothing and scratches on the floor. But there’s no need! Because the right flooring can mean that pet owners do not have to be annoyed about deep scratches in the floor at least.
What properties do people associated with laminate flooring? The answer may come as a surprise: Although this flooring can be found in most households, it has long had the image of a cheap parquet imitation. That's a shame, because modern laminate is a real all-rounder made of purely natural materials and fulfils almost all the requirements you would expect from a high-quality flooring.
Many people like to walk barefoot at home – not only because it's healthy, but also because it feels good. However, some floors radiate an uncomfortable feeling of cold. In such cases, it’s tempting to put on thick socks, especially in winter. Or to opt for warm wood floors instead.
Anyone looking for a slower pace will usually find it in the country: There, green forests beckon you to take relaxing walks, an incomparable stillness helps to quieten your thoughts and the incomparably fresh country air invigorates body and mind. With an interior in country house style, we can bring at least a touch of this rural romanticism into our urban home.
There are simple floors – and then there are floors with character. They have visible structures, unevenness, colour deviations or supposed flaws. These are beautiful to behold in their own, unique way simply because they are seemingly imperfect. Yet this is exactly what sets them apart from parquet, laminate, and other conventional flooring types and makes them so unique. After all, not just anyone has these floors at home.
Nowadays, the term ‘patchwork’ doesn’t just refer to the patched look of bedspreads and blankets that were lovingly designed and made by hand using different fabrics with various patterns. This craft technique has long since become a furnishing style that is continually growing in popularity and that emphasises the main features in home environments.
A stylish 90s interior involves much more than a Spice Girls poster on the wall and a Super Nintendo game console in front of the tube TV. It was bright colours and wild patterns that most strongly defined the style of this upbeat decade. We show how the 90s lifestyle can be quickly revived in your own home.
The subject of sustainability is huge right now, so what better reason to take a few things off the “just bin it” list and put them on the “what else could I use this for” list. We’re taking a closer look at how to give leftover flooring remnants like parquet and laminate a new lease of life.