Hallway Floor Inspiration

Hallways, entryways; or what whatever you like to call the space on leaving or coming home, its a space that is high traffic but usually isn’t somewhere we spend a lot of time.

It’s exactly because not a lot of time is spent here, that the hallway often is neglected. Becoming a dumping ground for shoes, coats, bags, deliveries, laundry waiting to be put away, the list goes on.

The thing is, I think the hallway/entry is a really important space. It sets the tone for the rest of the house,

Our hallway has some wonderful period features, we haven’t really made the most of all them as yet. We have a brilliant cubby hole storage piece which really works to keep things off the floor. We have a picture rail that is actually more like a mini shelf; running around the top of the room. It’s crying out for some plants up there to bring some greenery and life to the space. There is some beautiful stained glass, and yes our stairs and staircase need sorting out too!

The floor is varnished floorboards, which reflects a yellowish tinge to the white walls. I’m pretty sure the floorboards are pine (or another softwood) and whether they are original or not, they’ve taken a real battering.

hallway before makeover in edwardian home

So we were in the market for something hard-wearing and something that would give our hallway the WOW factor. We probably could get it sanded and treated, but it’s the long lasting and hard-wearing aspect that we are focusing on, as it’s such a high traffic area.

My inspiration is the beautiful tiled look that many period properties have. Something monochrome that would have the crisp white that our dark hallway needs to lift it.

black and white flooring tiles for hallway

Images credits L to R;

  • Inside the Winter Garden at Refuge- more shots here
  • Monochrome tiles inside a property previously for sale on Prime Location (no longer listed)
  • Black and white antique tiles Solar Antique Tiles
  • Chequerboard mosaic tiles at Manchester Town Hall

We’ve decided to go for the brand new pattern from Harvey Maria called Check. It’s another design by textiles designer Neisha Crosland. Inspired by period architecture this feel like the perfect solution to our hallway situation.

I’m collaborating with Harvey Maria on this floor makeover. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have had a behind the scenes look at this being laid. I cant wait to share it with you!

Can you guess which colour we picked?

harvey maria flooring period property hallway

The first of two posts in collaboration with Harvey Maria
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  1. June 21, 2017 / 6:59 am

    Lots of beautiful inspiration. Our hallway is a neglected part. Will have to brighten it up too soon.

    • Susie
      June 21, 2017 / 10:44 am

      Its so easy to just pass through it everyday isnt it

  2. June 21, 2017 / 7:16 am

    I would *love* to have a cool tiled entranceway! In reality, I have a poky hall which gets very little light as I’m in a fourth floor flat.. oh well. Look forward to seeing what you do to yours hun x

    • Susie
      June 21, 2017 / 10:43 am

      Ah yes hallways in flats can be a bit dark- maybe some cool lighting might help!

    • Susie
      June 21, 2017 / 10:42 am

      Hehe- you know me!

  3. June 21, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Lots of amazing inspiration – we had black and white tiles in our old house. I loved them!

  4. June 21, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    Looking forward to seeing the transformation. It will be beautiful! x

  5. June 21, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    I’m planning a hallway makeover too. You’re right about it setting the tone for the rest of the house and I don’t like the tone mine sets. It’s narrow, dark and cluttered. I’m excited to see how your new floor transforms your space though. It will look mighty fine with this beautiful pattern.

  6. June 22, 2017 / 9:49 am

    That flooring will look amazing! Think you might go for the dark one? But I can’t wait to see it all finished. What will you do with your stairs? Ours are naked too at the moment and have been for ages, as I can’t decide what to do!

    • Susie
      June 22, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      Ah yes the stairs!! What a big job they are!! We want to strip it back to the wood, but will also be pricing up the cost of replacing the whole thing!

  7. June 23, 2017 / 9:03 am

    How exciting – I can’t wait to see it. Did you go for black and white? x

    • Susie
      June 23, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      I did!! Have a lovely weekend xx

  8. June 23, 2017 / 10:02 am

    That winter garden at refuge has the dreamiest of floors! x

  9. June 23, 2017 / 10:34 am

    I made so many Pinterest boards on tiles, we went for fired earth in the end but just for bathrooms, I don’t think we could afford it for a big hallway! Can’t wait to see what you go for!

  10. June 24, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    I’d love a tiled entryway!! I did think about as our next project but now we’ve decided to move house! Can’t wait to see the transformation! X

    • Susie
      June 24, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      Yeah I saw!! How exciting!

  11. June 25, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    I adore the black&white geometric tiling I’ve been seeing everywhere! So BEAUT

  12. June 27, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    I think these tiles would look stunning and give it a real grand entrance! Love the inspo x

    • Susie
      June 29, 2017 / 10:29 am

      Thanks so much Lori!

  13. Coach House Furniture
    July 6, 2017 / 11:44 am

    Lovely tiles. Thanks for the amazing inspiration.