Floor painting is now a preferred choice by home owners and interior decorators. It not only provides for a wider range of choices in designs, but is relatively inexpensive, looks rich, and increases the aesthetic value of a room. Painting different designs on the floor can be done over a weekend by yourself. You don't need an expert and pay him separately.
Floor Painting Patterns
You can think of so many ideas while painting your floor. Some designs may look good initially but can get overbearing over time. So, think and plan well before you paint. Before selecting the design, consider the kind of room you are painting (living room, kid's room, master bedroom, garage, etc.), the theme of the room, and the traffic in that area.
If you cannot find the kind of motif you are looking for, you may always trace the design on a piece of cardboard and cut it out to use it as a stencil. You could draw inspiration from a pattern on your drapes, something on your clothes, a design on your chairs, rugs, upholstery, etc. Stencil designs look stunning on living or dining room floors.
When using this tile pattern over hardwood flooring it isn't necessary to use two colors. You may use just one color and leave the other one as a patch of wooden flooring itself. If you have light wooden flooring, you may try a darker brown shade with it, and if you have slightly darker wooden flooring, then you may try black color.
For a modern look, try squares of different sizes in different colors. This pattern would look great in a kid's room, or a den. Finally, recreate an actual tiled floor with the use of concrete floor paint, but only with thicker joints. This means base color could be white, and the joints could be any color. Use this in the kitchen to bring out creativity.
For your porch, you could use a rich red brick finish, against which all your outdoor furniture will stand out. Even mosaic flooring can be recreated but that is a lot of hard work.
Some More Ideas
- Paint an intricate motif in your foyer, or the center of your living room, and make it the focal point of the room. The rest of the floor will be a solid, lighter color. Another idea is painting a rug on to the floor.This means retracing the rug pattern and painting it to look like a real one. This may be used for the living room, or before the fireplace.
- Kids' rooms can be done up in a variety of manners. You may try a jigsaw puzzle pattern, with each piece painted in a different color, for your little one's room. If your kid is a sport enthusiast, for instance, soccer, you can paint the floor like a soccer field. By following a particular theme, a lot of such ideas can be generated.
- Abstract designs are always popular for concrete floors, for those who do not like defined patterns and objects. Sponge painting technique can also be used for the basement floor. It is easy to apply to your flooring, and with the use of two colors (such as black and gray), your entire floor can look well-textured and rich.
- The graphic nature of art can also find its place on flooring. The use of bright colors, patterns, and styles can help you achieve a thoroughly modern look in a space such as a den, or in your office (particularly if you are in a creative field).
Keep the remaining furniture subtle, in lighter shades, perhaps with an accent of a particular color running through the room. For instance, if the predominant color in the floor is red, you could have white or pine furniture, with red accessories in the room, such as a red cushion, a red lamp, or a painting with the color red in it.
On the other hand, if your room is already full of vibrant prints, keep the floor painting designs and colors subtle and light. It is natural to get carried away in this project, but always keep the bigger picture in mind in any interior designing project, so that you can strike a balance, and achieve the perfect, complete look for your room.