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1. For a 1950s vibe, create a checkerboard design using vinyl
flooring in two or more shades. Black and white is a classic combination for a
diner-style kitchen, but don’t be afraid to experiment with a variety of

Harvey Maria vinyl flooring in Colours Collection Jet Black & Latte White
You could even try laying your vinyl tiles diagonally for a
funky twist, as seen in this bright and beautiful kitchen. Choosing yellow and
white as alternative checkerboard colours ensure that the space is light and
airy, and the white walls/wooden cupboards give it a modern and sophisticated

Harvey Maria vinyl flooring in Colours Collection Yellow & Latte White
2. If you’re a fan of a more ‘vintage’ retro style, try
incorporating a 1940s inspired print such as Spot or Rose Sprig by Cath
Kidston. Pair dainty Rose Sprigs with a rustic wood effect vinyl for the
perfect country kitchen. Add a final flourish with some floral bunting, retro
cake tins and a pastel colour scheme to create a look that’s bursting with
charm and character.
Harvey Maria vinyl flooring in Premium Wood Reclaimed Pine & Rose Sprig White by Cath Kidston
If florals aren’t your thing, then Cath Kidston’s Spot range
works equally well for this look. To create a retro diner-style kitchen, choose
Spot Red vinyl flooring and pair it with tones of grey and other red accents to
tie the space together. Spots also lend themselves brilliantly to a
sailor/pin-up themed bathroom – go all out with a palette of red, white and
Harvey Maria flooring in Spot Red by Cath Kidston
3. A cool industrial look is easy to create with concrete
effect vinyl flooring, which also has the added benefit of being warm underfoot
and super easy to maintain – not at all like real concrete! Just add a splash
of acid yellow, some neon accessories and a glowstick or two for a 90s
warehouse rave-inspired aesthetic.
Harvey Maria vinyl flooring in Ando by Tadao Ando

If you’re feeling really brave, take neon to a whole new level
by flooding your space with a super bright vinyl floor. The key to making this
look work is to keep everything else very neutral. The flooring will speak for

Harvey Maria vinyl flooring in Colours Collection Pistachio Green
 4. Take your home back to the swinging 60’s with bold floral
vinyl flooring in clashing psychedelic shades. Harvey Maria’s Lifestyle
flooring in ‘Gerberas’ is perfect for creating this look, and works brilliantly
alongside their Raspberry Pink and Tangerine Dream tiles for a space that’s
totally groovy!

Harvey Maria vinyl flooring in Lifestyle Gerberas and Colours Collection Raspberry Pink & Tangerine Dream

5. Whether it’s a subtle 50s-inspired pattern, or an all-out
70’s disco theme complete with disco ball hanging from the ceiling, there are
so many ways to incorporate a touch of retro glamour into your home’s decor.
Don’t be afraid to experiment, and try mixing and matching trends from
different eras until you find a look that’s perfect for your home!

 Harvey Maria vinyl flooring in Parquet Turquoise by Neisha Crosland

Article provided by Mike James, an independent content writer working together with Sussex-based vinyl flooring specialist Harvey Maria, who were consulted over this post.