Brighten your Home with Painted Wood Floors

Not sure what to do with your old wood floors?  Instead of replacing them give them a face lift with a little paint.  I am loving these ideas from homedit.com

We all know that adding a fresh coat of paint is one of the least expensive ways to brighten our homes but this time, it is not on the walls but on the floor. Now you are wondering how possible it is to paint wood floors. It is very much possible. It is a type of home improvement that was in vogue several years back but with the introduction of the carpets and clear finishes, people involuntarily forgot about it. Wood floors painting has staged a dramatic comeback and has really come to stay.

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Depending on your preference or lifestyle, you can go for geometric patterns, clean stripes, bright colors, muted neutrals, weathered and worn rustic appeal or even varnished or shiny surfaced flooring. Through any of these options, you will be able to add a unique dimension and character to the interiors of your home.

 

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What type of painted wood floor is best for your design style?

Go Bold with Large and Bright-Colored Checks:

With colorful and large checks, combined with muted colors, you will be able to lighten up the interiors of your home and make it welcoming and warm for guests and members of the household alike. It works well in hallways, front entries, dining rooms and laundry rooms.

painted wood varnish floors

Enhance your home with painted floors

Shiny vs. Weathered Wood Flooring Aesthetic:

With this type of flooring, you can use glossy paints to achieve maximum impact. You can add more drama to the project by decoratively painting the accents and trimmings around the entire wood floor. This painting technique is for those who love the weathered and worn rustic appeal. In painting the wood floor, the original look of the wood is retained. It blends with even modern or eclectic decor of varied colors and designs.

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Rustic wood floors can add character to your interiors

Thick Stripes in Warm Colors:

For that drab-looking entryway, front porches or hallways, you can easily transform them by painting the floors in thick stripes. You can even go the extra mile by adding thin stripes to the detail. Getting creative is the word for it.

painted wood floors weathered idea

Painted wood floors weathered idea

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Try painting neutral colors for a unified look

Wood floors are known to bring in warmth and ambiance to every home but when the wood gets old, it loses its shine and makes your home look and feel dull. Instead of sanding and refinishing, it is less expensive to paint the floors. This way, you are able to return that sleek and clean look your home is known for without spending a fortune. Yes, whether you choose to go for bright colors or muted neutrals, stripes or checks and varnished or shiny surface, painting your floor has a lot to offer you as a homeowner.

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Award winning Austin interior designer, Michelle S. Thomas, graduated from the University of Alabama in 2005 with a bachelor’s of Interior Design. Now based in Austin, Texas, Michelle launched her own interior design firm, Michelle Thomas Design, in 2009. Since then, she has completed projects in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Pensacola, Florida, and Kansas City, Missouri.

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