Black and white flooring ideas – 10 of the best

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  • A monochrome palette is a fantastic choice for any room in your house. It creates a strong graphic quality to any décor and echoes design tastes from Art Deco’s emergence to the fifties and sixties. The look is also firmly rooted in modern day designs.

    If you are lucky enough to have original black and white tiles in your hallway, make them a focal point of a decorating scheme. Add a luxe vibe by adding a glass chandelier to create opulence to the decor. Echo this look with highly polished dark wood furniture. Velvet full-length curtains at the front door will add to the opulence – as well as keep out drafts.

    Think about how you want to introduce a black-and-white flooring scheme. Create a backdrop of monochrome tiles, vinyl or linoleum for a fabulous centrepiece to a room. If this feels too permanent, then add a geometric or chequered black-and-white rug to a living room or bedroom for standout style.

    Add hardwearing linoleum flooring to the hall or kitchen to create the effect of traditional Victorian tiles. Complement this monochrome scheme with glossy black cabinets and soften the look with a wooden worktop.

    Black and white flooring is great to add a contemporary elegant to a dining or living room. Opt for stripes or checks and complement the stark effect with a glass dining table. Add a pop of colour in the room design with bright accessories, such as a bold wall canvas or crockery in canary yellow.

    A bathroom floor suits black and white flooring perfectly. Adopt the clean geometric lines of the Art Deco movement with a monochrome checked vinyl floor. Choose a freestanding bath and keep the walls a stark white. Add a chrome radiator and black and white framed pictures for a clean monochrome look.

    Classic hallway with gloss black and white flooring
    This beautiful hallway has a classic look with black and white tiled flooring. Paint walls and wood in fresh cream and white to complement the eyecatching flooring – in this hallway the neutral colour scheme blends seamlessly with the adjoining living room decor. A painted bench and simple stair runner complete the country-style scheme.

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