9 Herringbone Floors to Inspire Your Home Renovation

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In my dreams I’m renovating a charming cottage complete with gorgeous herringbone floors. Few flooring options spell elegance and European sophistication more than a beautiful herringbone floor. There are a number of ways to customize  herringbone floors to fit the style of your home. Here are some beautiful options.

9 Herringbone Floors to Inspire Your Home Renovation

  1. Tile Bar. For high traffic areas or areas subject to high moisture, a tile is a great way to add in texture and interest with a herringbone pattern. This pattern is applied in a bathroom where the smaller scale fits better into a smaller space.
  2. Flickr. A polished wooden herringbone pattern is my favorite option as it brings in a warmness and neutrality that helps set the stage for the rest of the room.
  3. Apartment Therapy. A combination of wooden planks and herringbone tile create a contrasting warmth and coolness in this modern home.
  4. Style Me Pretty. This painted wood herringbone pattern creates a slick look compared to the historic nature of the space. Painted in a gloss or high gloss, these floors add a visual interest to the space. 9 Herringbone Floors to Inspire Your Home Renovation
  5. Norm Architects. An unfinished wood herringbone patterned floor is very common in Scandinavian countries. In fact, my downtown Copenhagen studio had one and I loved it! It was versatile and interesting.
  6. BuildDirect Blog. A brick herringbone pattern is another gorgeous version of this floor style. These days it is used in a more traditional setting, but I’d love to see it mixed in to a more eclectic interior.
  7. Alessandro Pasinelli. This high glossed wooden herringbone flooring shows how you can add modernity to a traditional pattern with colorful and clean sofas.
  8. Mannington Commercial. Black and white is another option to create modern and interesting flooring with a simple herringbone pattern.
  9. (top image) This smaller scaled black and white herringbone pattern is the perfect way to create visual interest and a great focal point to the otherwise monochromatic room.

Which herringbone flooring is your favorite? 

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Brittany Watson Jepsen is an American designer and crafter who just returned to America after 2 1/2 years in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark. Her motto is "a creative mess is better than tidy idleness" and she lives each day accordingly. During graduate school for interior design she spent one summer working for designers Jonathan Adler and Celerie Kemble and another summer studying textile design at the Danish Design School. She created her blog, The House That Lars Built, as a way to keep her designing and crafting. She currently runs her blog and her etsy shop, where she sells her home accessories and paper flowers.