Transform your hallway flooring from dull to dazzling with these 6 ideas

The hallway is the face of your home. It greets you and guests as you enter, and sees you off as you leave. A beautiful, welcoming hallway can make a huge difference to the feel of your home.

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.

Flooring can transform your hallway without the need to add confusing clutter. 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 get some of the heaviest traffic in your home, so a robust flooring that looks good is a must.  A simple, stylish way to achieve this is with laminate flooring, or the more luxurious wood flooring. This rich, natural look of wood look adds warmth, while remaining easy to maintain and unbeatably simple and elegant. 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, we can send someone out to measure, and our recommended fitting arrangement service can find an independent fitter to 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. Their rugged consistency makes them stain resistant, hiding any wear, tear and dirt that comes through the door. Textured carpets are cosy, feel great to sink your toes into, and give a relaxed ambience to the hallway. Darker colours help conceal dirt, but we recommend sticking to a neutral or beige shade to add warmth and brightness. Just be sure to clean it regularly!

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 water, scratch and slip resistance. 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.

Still unsure which flooring to go for? Order some free samples, or try out new styles, colours and accessories with our visualiser tool!

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