From Diner to Designer: Welcoming a New Era of Checkered Floors

 

If there’s one trend that has stood its ground over the years, checkered floors would top the list. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite checkered looks just for you!

This classic pattern and its transition from vinyl to ceramic and even stenciled reveals a testament to its versatility. With an unexpected chic elegance that reflects an elevated taste, checkered flooring can easily transform a secluded space such as an entryway, mudroom, or kitchen into a timeless token.

Design by  Pierre Yovanovitch
Design by  Brooklyn Decker  | Photography by  Anna Naphtali  for  Architectural Digest

Design by Brooklyn Decker | Photography by Anna Naphtali for Architectural Digest

Entryways

First impressions are everything, right? Create a bold and inviting look that preserves the historical flares of checkered flooring we are all swooning over by incorporating sophisticated lighting and or a charming wallpaper.

Design by  The Fox Group

Design by The Fox Group

This design by  Elizabeth Dinkel  elicits the beauty that comes from stately checkered flooring. The intricate wallpaper and brushed gold accents work to add a sense of delicacy. | Photography by  Karyn Millet

This design by Elizabeth Dinkel elicits the beauty that comes from stately checkered flooring. The intricate wallpaper and brushed gold accents work to add a sense of delicacy. | Photography by Karyn Millet

Create a more rustic, textured look by integrating a stenciled checkered pattern on wood-paneled flooring such as this design by  Lisa Tharp . | Photography by  Micheal J. Lee

Create a more rustic, textured look by integrating a stenciled checkered pattern on wood-paneled flooring such as this design by Lisa Tharp. | Photography by Micheal J. Lee

Kitchens

Create a sense of depth by pairing black and white checkered flooring with simple and clean white cabinetry. Mixing in the natural tones of wood and brushed bronze can help take your kitchen to the next level.

Design by  Emily Henderson  | Photography by  Tessa Neustadt

Design by Emily Henderson | Photography by Tessa Neustadt

Design by  Joanna Gaines

Design by Joanna Gaines

This kitchen space absolutely took our breath away. The spiral staircase commands the room, leading down to an open and airy kitchen. Design by  Cathy Chapman  | Photography by  Annie Schlechter

This kitchen space absolutely took our breath away. The spiral staircase commands the room, leading down to an open and airy kitchen. Design by Cathy Chapman | Photography by Annie Schlechter

Mudrooms

If you find checkered floors as charming as we do, yet crave a more subtle take on the style,  create a spin on the classic black and white look by utilizing more subtle colors such as the natural greys and whites devised from porcelain and cement such as this design by Bria Hammel.

Design by  Bria Hammel Interiors  | Photography by  Space Crafting

Design by Bria Hammel Interiors | Photography by Space Crafting

Image via   Nuevo Estilo   | Photography Maria Primo de Rivera

Image via Nuevo Estilo | Photography Maria Primo de Rivera

What do you think about checkered floor trend? Which look do you prefer, stenciled or ceramic? Let us know in the comments!