Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Paint your wood floors!

Hey y'all!  Today I'm featuring a special guest post from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a fantastic online source for lighting for your home. Founded in 2002, Arcadian Lighting is a top internet lighting retailer that has an eye on the trends as well as classic lighting fixtures.
One of the trends we're seeing in flooring is painted and whitewashed floors. These simply beautiful floors are great solutions for old, worn wood floors as well as new floors, or even concrete. Plus, painting floors can be a DIY project. You are only limited by your imagination for color and pattern. Take a look at these simply beautiful painted and whitewashed floors. Enjoy! 

White Floorboards

Shiny, glossy white floors look fantastic in this kitchen. The clean black and white color scheme is a classic combination that works in contemporary or traditional spaces.

Painted Checkered Floor

Gray and white checkerboard floors have a chic Swedish feel to them in a modern kitchen. Love the darker gray line that trims out the edge of the painted pattern.

Painted Floorboards

The aqua floor looks fantastic in this white kitchen. Silvery stainless steel appliances and light fixture offer a subtle shimmer that works well against the glossy painted floors.

Painted Floorboards

Flat white painted wood floors have a more casual feeling than a high gloss finish. Love the wider planks. Perfect for a contemporary rustic style.

Checkered Floorboards

White washed diamonds alternate with natural wood to create a beautiful floor in this living room. A black paint or a stain would create a very different look that would also be beautiful.

Painted Floorboards

Paint allows you to be playful and creative on the floor. Love the chevron patterned “rugs” in this kitchen and dining room with its cool wicker pendant light.

Painted Floorboards

Painted rugs can be as colorful and patterned as a textile rug. You can custom fit the size to fit your space, whether that be a room or hall.

Painted Floorboards

Stripes are easy to achieve on wood floors—just follow the lines of the boards. This amazing striped floor is the work of a DIYer, Kristin Kauffman. Hope you found these painted floorboards inspirational. Visit Arcadian Lighting's website for more design ideas and a brilliant selection of lighting fixtures to go with them! Images (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Love y'all and I hope you enjoyed this guest post from Susi.  I am hoping to have her do many more feature posts in the future!


  1. Hi Dan, thank you so much for letting us stop by for a chat! I hope you and your readers enjoy the whitewashed, painted floors. :)

  2. this is amazing! if only we didn't have laminate wood floors i would TOTALLY do this. or, make Aaron do it :)

  3. Wow, that floral painting is awesome! Gotta love those unusual personal touches!