Jun 20, 2011

Ideas for painting...floors!

Paint is my favorite way to dress up or change elements in a home.  From walls to floors to the furniture inside, there are many options for using paint to make a wonderful change and design statement.

Floors are often overlooked when considering paint.  If you have a worn floor that needs replacing, painting may be an option and can last for years when you use a floor paint product.  We like Farrow & Ball for floors. Their color palette is yummy and perfect for casual and country style homes.

Be creative

Checkerboard:  Whether you set up a linear pattern or go diagonal, this will dress up a casual room and have a  traditional look. The color is soft and appealing.

An eye-catching entrance

Linear stripe. How about creating a runner in the center of a staircase?  Paint a colorful center 'runner', trim in with a deep tone to set it off from the stairs. 

Keep it simple

Solid color:  An easy update is to paint the entire floor in a single color. Using interesting colors that enhance the view, the decor, or the home