guest post: arcadian homes: painted floors

October 5, 2011

I have been doing some CRAZY gath­er­ing of home ideas. Mainly because I know we are plan­ning to move some­time before Ella starts school. We have looked at sev­eral houses, and one in par­tic­u­lar had a col­lec­tion of FANTASTICALLY UGLY car­pets through­out. I started look­ing up ways to paint the floors (even sub-flooring) because I knew we wouldn’t be able to replace the car­pet with wood right away. And let me TELL YOU sis­ter sledge– there is some SWEEET painted floors out there. So when Arca­dian Homes asked if they could guest post for me on painted floors, I was like HECK yeah. (also, it gives me a break). Enjoy…


Hey there! I’m Jenn a writer for Arca­dian Home, a great resource for home decor items and ideas to curb your enthu­si­asm. One of the eas­i­est ways to com­pletely trans­form the look of a room is to paint the floors. What may seem like a daunt­ing home decor project is actu­ally quite sim­ple — when care­fully planned, a pat­tern painted on a wood floor cre­ates instant style impact. Add a few great fur­ni­ture pieces, a liv­ing room, din­ing room, or bed­room can instantly become magazine-worthy. Need some guid­ance? Here are eight painted pat­terned floor designs to get that dec­o­rat­ing whis­tle started.

Cubby check­ers

Painted Floor Designs

A clas­sic black-and-white checker pat­tern looks fan­tas­tic in kitchens, casual eat­ing areas and even out­doors, like this cov­ered porch.

But­ter Me Up

Painted Floor Designs

Don’t shy away from bold col­ors when explor­ing painted floor designs — some­thing vibrant, such as a yel­low flo­ral motif, really “makes” the room.

Mix it up

Painted Floor Designs

Some­times it’s fun to exper­i­ment with the unex­pected — this geo­met­ric green and white pat­tern works well with black and white damask wall­pa­per as well as blue win­dow treat­ments and a match­ing table lamp.

Hip to be square

Painted Floor Designs

Use a great painted floor design that resem­bles large square tiles to pull together mis­match­ing fur­ni­ture. Add a ceil­ing light like a giant hang­ing lantern and organic home acces­sories to com­plete the room.

Wel­come home

Painted Floor Designs

A painted floor design in an entry­way is always invit­ing — bal­ance the look with sim­i­lar throw cush­ions on a comfy bench.

Floor-to-ceiling pizzazz

Painted Floor Designs

A white mono­chro­matic space is imme­di­ately jazzed up with a pur­ple ceil­ing and a painted floor in sim­i­lar col­ors. Add a mod­ern light fix­ture and match­ing table dec­o­ra­tions for a fin­ish­ing touch.

Sweet and simple

Painted Floor Designs

A spa­cious room with high ceil­ings becomes more quaint with a soft checker pat­tern painted on the floor — add sweep­ing drapes and a match­ing shade on a lamp.

Plenty of pattern

Painted Floor Designs

Why stop at one or two pat­terns when you can out­fit an entire vignette and cre­ate an instant con­ver­sa­tion piece? Here the walls, drapes, wall art, table lamp, fur­ni­ture, and floor all boast loads of tex­ture and colour. Images ( 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8)

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