black and white flooring tiles for hallway

Hallway Floor Inspiration

June 21, 2017Susan

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

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Comments (21)

  • Geraldine

    June 21, 2017 at 6:59 am

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

    1. Susie

      June 21, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Its so easy to just pass through it everyday isnt it

  • Kate

    June 21, 2017 at 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

    1. Susie

      June 21, 2017 at 10:43 am

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

  • Lazy Daisy Jones

    June 21, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Blk and white! Can’t wait !! Xx

    1. Susie

      June 21, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Hehe- you know me!

  • MissPond

    June 21, 2017 at 3:25 pm

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

  • Carole King

    June 21, 2017 at 5:47 pm

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

  • Stacey Sheppard

    June 21, 2017 at 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.

  • Tidy Away Today

    June 22, 2017 at 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!

    1. Susie

      June 22, 2017 at 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!

  • Candy Pop

    June 23, 2017 at 9:03 am

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

    1. Susie

      June 23, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      I did!! Have a lovely weekend xx

  • arianna

    June 23, 2017 at 10:02 am

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

  • fashionforlunch

    June 23, 2017 at 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!

  • Fritha Tigerlilly Quinn

    June 24, 2017 at 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

    1. Susie

      June 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      Yeah I saw!! How exciting!

  • Ellie

    June 25, 2017 at 3:36 pm

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

  • Lori

    June 27, 2017 at 11:55 pm

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

    1. Susie

      June 29, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Thanks so much Lori!

  • Coach House Furniture

    July 6, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Lovely tiles. Thanks for the amazing inspiration.

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