Twelve Beautiful Painted Floors

Good morning readers!   I hope colds and allergies haven’t gotten the best of you.  Both of my children have the sniffles. So it begins… 😉
 I am excited to share with you today one of my “bucket list” decor projects,  painting floors.  I currently live in a rental property and will probably will have to wait a few years and multiple PCS (military) moves before my family has the opportunity to buy our dream house.  BUT, when we do, the dining room better watch out !  Painting a gorgeous pattern on the floor in place of a rug just screams DIY.   We have never really used a rug in our dining rooms before, not that I am against it.  We seem to always have an open floor layout and plenty of rugs in the living spaces to divide up the floor plan.  Plus, it is easy to keep the bare floor clean and to slide chairs in and out from the table.
Some of you are probably thinking, I would never paint over my gorgeous wood floors, but before you write if off…..
Take a look at these beauties.

12 Beautiful Painted Floors

The first time I saw painted floors was on the Nate Berkus show, Spring 2011.  He had a guest who shared pictures of her house.

The Nate Berkus Show

Are you in love? I immediately fell for these.   It is also a fantastic way to cover flaws, it shows patina well, and it is cheaper than having your floors redone.

The Nate Berkus Show

Fun living room. So practical for families with children, pets, or allergies. :)
I love the gloss on this kitchen floor with a classic checkered pattern.

The Nate Berkus Show

The kitchen seems like a practical space to do this pretty design.   Here is a beautiful example of how gracefully painted floors “age”.


These floors look fresh and bright!

02-pantone-freesia-yellow This Old House photo: Bruce Buck

Look at the floor AND the gorgeous trumpet base table in this room.

painted+floors1Better Homes and Gardens

Here is a beautiful “rug runner” in a galley kitchen.

Source: Pinterest

Another option for painting floors? How about painting stairs?  The Novograts did this lovely runner in a beach house.

Home by Novogratz

Are you ready to pull out the paint brushes?  You can always paint a concrete porch or patio too! Think how lovely that would be in an outdoor living space this Spring!!

lisa+penningtonSource: Lisa Pennington

Using a stencil to spruce up a worn floor replaces the need for a large area rug.

floors Traditional Home

Here is a lovely example on how a little paint can make a big impact. Perfect if you don’t want to cover your entire floor.

08-hbx-celerie-kemble-painted-floor-0214-lgn House Beautiful

Okay, I had to add some black and white.  Simply stunning.

ty-larkins Designs by Ty Larkins

Which space if your favorite?


P.S.  Use a ruler and painters tape to create a geometric pattern.  You can also create a stencil or use a ready-made stencil from your local craft store.  Don’t be discouraged if you think you will grow tired or mess up a design.  Just lightly sand the floor and try again!


    • Kathy says

      Our old house had all wood floors! I love the idea of painted a runner in the hallway or on stairs and maybe a painted “rug” in the dining room but I love the look of bare wood floors too! Let me know if you decide to try it! You could alway sand and re-stain if you change your mind down the road. :)

  1. says

    These floors are gorgeous! Thanks for posting. I love the pop of color it gives the floor. I do funky painted furniture so of course I love color, but I have to say the last black and white one with the teal walls really caught my eye, as well as the kitchen with the black and white diamonds. Great job gathering these up for your post!

    • Kathy says

      I tell you what, I have been a huge fan of black and white lately but I am definitely a color lover! So glad you enjoyed this post. I can’t wait to have floors I can paint!! Thanks so much for stopping by Carolyn.

  2. says

    do it! it will look great. i am going to do mine white after i finish all my half fhnisied projects all ready on the go and i have 2 dogs which are going to scratch the living daylights out of them, but i’m still keen. make sure you get a gloss white which won’t yellow and then apply a few layers of lacquer over the top. that will help with the traffic areas. good luck!

    • says

      Yes! I have of heard of many success stories of painting and staining cement although I have never tried it. I would think using a few coats of polyurethane for a top coat would be key. I’m sure someone at the hardware store could lead you in the right direction for the type of paint and how to prep the cement. 😉

  3. Renee says

    I love love,love the idea of painting my floors.However I have a few ?’s,i have lamenent (fake wood).I also have ceramic tile in kitchen. Will either of these work as it relates to painting my floors.If not I might have to pull up and do the cement which is whats underneath

    • says

      I’ve read success stories with painting over laminate. You may want to use an oil based primer first (like Kilz) to make sure the design adheres. Not sure about the ceramic. I would ask the experts in a paint store or hardware store. Good luck!

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