By Alyssa Clough

Published on March 30, 2016

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Photography by CHRISTOFFER REGILD VIA BO-BEDRE.NO

If you’re bored of your straight old floorboards, take a look at our favorite herringbone floors. Trust us, it will be love at first sight. And while we love wood herringbone flooring (in all finishes, of course), out of the box materials are cool, too. Think brick, carpet rectangles, bathroom tiles, and painted designs. Keep reading to see 27 inspirational herringbone floors we can’t get enough of. 

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Photography by HUNTEDINTERIOR.COM

The light-washed wood pairs well with pastel walls.

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Photography by ALVHEMMAKLERI.SE

The patterned floorboard design truly add an air of sophistication to any space.

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Photography by RESIDENCEMAGAZINE.SE

This space would be totally different without these beautiful, black floorboards.

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Photography by NORMCPH.COM

With herringbone floors, the design itself acts as a point of visual interest for the room, which is why they work so well in minimalistic spaces like this monochrome white room you see here.

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Photography by BLUETEA.COM.AU

The stark contrast between the clean black and white lines of this kitchen and the almost geometric pattern on the floor keeps this kitchen from feeling sterile.

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Photography by MELISSA JILL VIA MYDOMAINE

This bathroom is proof you can mix tile colors and patterns successfully. 

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Photography by CHRISTOFFER REGILD VIA BO-BEDRE.NO

Is this not one of the most beautiful floors you’ve EVER seen?

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Photography by BOOK FREUNDE VON FREUNDEN: FRIENDS, VIA YATZER

As if having herringbone flooring wasn’t enough, the residents of this home went and washed different designs into the floor. 

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Photography by DEREK SWALWELL VIA PAGESFROMMYMOLESKINE.COM

The gray floors paired with the light gray marble and sleek white cabinets make this kitchen space the definition of #goals.

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Photography by THEBLOGDECO.COM

Incorporate the color of your door (and in this case, ceiling!) into your floors by alternating a few different paint shades like you see here.

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Photography by HEIDI LERKENFELT VIA TIZIANATOSONI

Minimal black, white, and wood rooms are simple and elegant. 

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Photography by ARTIST RESIDENCE VIA APARTMENT THERAPY

What’s not to love about this vibrant and eclectic space? (If you’re thinking the floor, we can’t be friends anymore.)

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Photography by HEIDI LERKENFELT VIA TIZIANATOSONI

You can also create natural room divisions with your flooring. 

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Photography by JACK HOBHOUSE VIA HOME ADORE

Take your tile up your wall, because herringbone isn’t limited to your floors.

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Photography by DESIGNED BY KALB LEMPEREUR VIA APRIL AND MAY

This tile and wood combination herringbone floor is not only stunning, but impressive.

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Photography by SIMON WATSON VIA T MAGAZINE

Remember, tile doesn’t have to be contained to your bathroom or kitchen backsplash.

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Photography by INSIDE OUT MAGAZINE VIA HIBIRDBLOG.COM

Pay attention to which way the arrow-like design runs. Here, it’s pointing to the wall, not the sink. 

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Photography by INSIDE OUT MAGAZINE VIA HIBIRDBLOG.COM

This might be the CUTEST design idea for a children’s room—EVER!

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Photography by JOE SCHMELZER, DESIGNED BY KISHANI PERERA VIA MYDOMAINE

The vintage-looking floors combined with the shiny new white cabinets creates a contrast we can get behind.

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Photography by SHOPHOUSE INTERIORS VIA DECORPAD.COM

The light finish to this herringbone floor almost blends right into the marble walls. 

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Photography by NOGLITTERNOGLORY.COM

While most herringbone flooring we see today is paired with whitewashed minimalist design, that doesn’t have to be the case. These floors go with any design aesthetic. 

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Photography by LINE KLEIN VIA MYDOMAINE

See, herringbone flooring even adds a regal element to a room already filled with ceiling-height mirrors and a grand chandelier.

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Photography by SAMUEL MORGAN PHOTOGRAPHY VIA MYDOMAINE

We love how theres just enough room for two diagonal designs in this long kitchen.

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Photography by SALT PRODUCTIONS VIA DEZEEN.COM

Take herringbone floors outdoors (or to your indoor patio!) with bricks. 

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Photography by DANIELE DE CAROLIS PHOTOGRAPHER VIA ARCHILOVERS

Alternate wood or tile finishes for added visual interest.

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Photography by PIA WINTHER VIA MY SCANDINAVIAN HOME

As you can see, lengths of the decorative design differ from floor to floor. We love this short version just as much as the newer, larger designs.

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Photography by MONIKA NGUYEN VIA ARCHDAILY.COM

Simply stunning.