While admittedly not crazy about faux finishes in general, when we saw these examples of rugs painted on floors we were impressed by how cool they looked.

Each of these examples shows a solid white color painted onto a flooring surface, whether by stencil or freehand. The designs help to establish functional zones in each space without the bulk of a conventional rug, and also cost less to implement and maintain.

Images: 1. Desire To Inspire; 2. Decor8; 3. Revolutionary Ideas; 4. Small Acorns; 5. Orange Beautiful.