transform your hallway flooring from dull to dazzling with these 6 ideas
First impressions count — and the hallway is the face of your home. It’s the first thing guests experience when they visit, and the last thing seen when they leave. Therefore, it needs to look beautiful, feel welcoming and leave a lasting impression.
According to Feng Shui, the hallway should be the focal point of your humble abode as it sets the tone for the rest of your home. It should trigger warm feelings when you walk through the front door, whilst also reflecting your personal style and character. As a space that’s generally clear of clutter, flooring can transform the atmosphere of your hallway, so choose hallway flooring that creates an ambience and makes you feel at home.
Here are our favourite floors to get you inspired:
wonderful wooden flooring
Hallways will be subjected to heavy footfall, so they really need a robust flooring that will stand up to high traffic while still looking tasteful. A simple yet stylish way to achieve this is with laminate flooring, or, for that extra dose of luxury, choose wood flooring. This rich look adds warmth with fawn hues, whilst remaining easy to maintain and unbeatably sophisticated. As one of the most versatile floors, wood provides a neutral basis that can last through seasonal changes in décor and works well throughout the whole house, particularly with open plan layouts.
hall carpet runners which steal the show
Add a carpet runner along your hallway to elongate the space. It’s an easy and effective way to create instant impact from the moment family and friends walk into your home, in a style that’ll add plenty of personality.
Breathe life and character into your home with patterned carpets, which can be shaped as a runner to the dimensions of your choice. If you’re unsure on sizing, our recommended floor fitting service can measure, craft and fit the carpet for you.
vibrant vinyl flooring for hallways
Create an iconic look with our huge range of patterned vinyl flooring. This flooring looks just like the real thing but is much easier to maintain as it resists water and wear. With art deco making a major comeback, this authentic feel flooring adds a touch of class at just a fraction of the price.
If you opt for our Luxury Vinyl Tiles, we recommend installing our Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) Underlay for extra insulation that works well with underfloor heating, and can reduce noise by 30%.
envy-inducing hallway carpet
For the ultimate comfort, choose a carpet for your hallway. Our textured berber carpets are ideal as their rugged consistency makes them stain resistant, hiding any wear and tear that’s likely to get brought through the front door. Textured carpets are cosy, feel great to sink your toes into, and give a relaxed ambience to the hallway. Darker colours help conceal any dirt brought in, but we recommend sticking to a neutral or beige shade, as this will bring a timeless warmth and brightness to the room.
refined and low maintenance vinyl flooring
Hardwearing, durable and easy to keep clean, wood effect vinyl flooring creates a refined and inviting atmosphere to every hallway with warm, natural hues. Vinyl is ideal for busy family homes thanks to its robust qualities, which make it water, scratch and slip resistant. The rich and realistic wood effect is formed with knot and grain detail, making it an extremely versatile floor that complements any interior style.
hallway accessory must-haves
It’s amazing what a few accessories can do to soften up the hallway. This is especially important if you have a hard floor and want to add a little warmth and luxury to the entrance of your home. Add colour and charm with a carpet runner or rug to create the perfect match with wooden flooring. Get the Scandi feel with a faux fur rug draped over a chair to create a cosy seat. Complete the look with soft furnishings, plants, wall hangings and lampshades as finishing touches.