Four top tips on herringbone style.

Herringbone floors have been gracing homes since time began. Associated with large estates, school halls and grand rooms, it was often a style of floor that would be out of reach for most budgets.

With the modern evolution of cushion vinyls, it’s now possible to have this gorgeous style without the cost of upkeep, skilled installation or continued maintenance.

So how does this high-end style fit in with modern contemporary homes? It’s perfect for smaller spaces, and if laid correctly, the herringbone pattern can help draw the eye to create an illusion of airy space. This has proved a popular trick in smaller, modern homes that want to make the most of limited space. Another popular choice for this pattern within open-plan rooms where the pattern not only provides a uniform look throughout but visually opens up the space.

We take a closer look at four of our favourite styles from the Leoline range and how you can incorporate these in your own home.

Chic & Contemporary

Pairing back on fussy fabrics or excessive accessories can help create that perfect modern feel. To go with this look, we included our popular Marilyn floor from the Luxury Trends Collection. Not only does it give that full wood effect, but it brings a warmer tone to grey furniture and curtains, resulting in a warm and welcoming aesthetic.

The Hygge Effect

We can’t get enough of scandi styles, and this floor is the perfect partner for those wanting a herringbone floor paired with antique paint board effects. Painted floorboards would traditionally take a lot of upkeep, repainting and a lot of preparation, so this cushion vinyl is the perfect way to avoid timely (and costly) upkeep. It’s straightforward to fit and works beautifully with scandi inspired layers.

Coastal Tiles

Light, coastal-inspired interiors have long been a popular choice for homeowners. The ability to mix and match sandy tones with bright, airy paintwork and ocean-inspired trinkets give this a modern twist and help create a calm, tranquil area to escape to after a busy day. For that ultimate look, consider wood panelling and to prevent a timber overload, why not consider a stone herringbone floor such as Bilbao from the Ceramica Collection?

Classic Calm

Finding yourself a comforting corner to reflect, rejuvenate and relax is often top of the list for many homeowners. Keeping it light and choosing a pastel palette along with a pale wood herringbone floor is a great way to find your zen!

Whatever your style, make use of our free sample service to help with your next home project, and don’t forget to follow our social media for daily updates and inspiration.