AW14 Trend Report: Let's Hear it for Herringbone

This year, the new season isn't afraid to make a statement, and both fashion and interior design's penchant for herringbone is the perfect example of how stylish that statement can be.

Just in time to shine a ray of light into our homes for the colder months, this fun yet sophisticated zig-zag sequence has emerged as one of the most-wanted effects of 2014/2015. It adds a burst of personality to all it touches - from floors to fabrics and finishing touches - and Topps Tiles has what you need to bring your home bang up to date.

Think herringbone, think flooring. The pattern is perhaps most well-known for providing a stylish alternative to traditional straight-laid flooring. Herringbone wood flooring in a natural finish (such as our Herringbone Oak here) really makes the most of the natural variations of shade and pattern in the wood as the zig-zag formation encourages the eye to explore.

For drama in almost any room, a herringbone design gives sleek black wood flooring an extra stylish edge, as you'll see from our Herringbone Black engineered wood flooring.

The Topps Tiles Lola Sky Herringbone tile takes cool blue-coloured marble with its intricate veining and sets it out in herringbone formation for a finish that has recently been championed in the press. The Telegraph featured our stylish wall and floor tile as part of their Design Special focusing on the trend. Get the look in any room of your home by clicking here.

Top tips for bringing herringbone into your home:

• Be bold. This zig-zag pattern commands attention, so why not embrace it with bright colours?
• You needn't cover a full wall with herringbone tiles - they look fantastic used to highlight a recess such as a fireplace - and you can have fun with mixing and matching colour schemes by opting for more neutral shades in the rest of the room and a pop of colour for the herringbone feature.
• Monochrome colour schemes are one of the most timeless yet stylish ways to incorporate herringbone into your home, and our Carbon Infused Herringbone honed tiles are perfect. Take a look.
• If you have a small room, herringbone is the ideal pattern to create a sense of space. The wide 'V' shapes this layout creates encourage the eye to see space, not the narrow room.
• Herringbone is a particularly great effect to use in hallways - especially in the entrance hallway by your front door. Since the 'V' shapes look like arrows, they visually welcome and draw visitors into your home - for a subtle, stylish greeting.

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