As part of making over my parents' mudroom, one of the projects we're planning is going to be repainting the plywood floor. I've got big stripes in mind, and I found plenty of online inspiration for patterned floors.
Patterned floors can vary between rustic and glamorous or bold and classic, and sometimes a little of each — just look at that Oval Office flooring (Image 10). While in some cases it's expensive, in others it can be an economical way to disguise shortcomings (e.g. that the floor is plywood or laminate) or to avoid pricier changes such as fully refinishing your floors.
Images: 1. Home of Montse Esteva via Kikette interiors 2. Design*Sponge 3. Coastal Living 4. Elle Decor 5. Lonny via Loft & Cottage 6. M-Dashing 7. Rebecca June 8. via DesignVie 9. via Decorpad 10. The White House Museum