By KEN HAYDENImage Credit: Dana McMahan
it just takes a little imagination to get them there.
To prove our point, we rounded up seven unexpected but stylish wood floor ideas that will quickly transform the vibe of an entire room—
If you thought mismatched wooden floors couldn’t look sophisticated, then it’s time to think again. Follow in blogger Pati Robins’ footsteps and use salvaged wood in different shades to score an eye-catching, patchwork-inspired kitchen floor.
A little pink paint makes a huge difference. Case in point: The blush-painted wood stairs inside this Palm Beach Home, also designed by Caroline Rafferty. The color livens up the narrow staircase without overpowering the rest of the eclectic decor in the space.
Why settle for plain wood floors in your bathroom when you can have patterned ones instead? Take a cue from Lance Thomas and Drew Hoffpauir of Louisiana-based Room Service and paint a cream-and-sand colored check pattern in your bathroom for a modern twist on old school black-and-white tiles.
Nothing opens up a small room faster than a coat of glossy white paint. Create the illusion of more space in your cramped living room with a monochrome palette of white walls and floors, as seen in Kate Levinson and Mike Muschong’s Chicago home.
Looking for a creative way to add depth and dimension to a neutral room? Take a cue from interior designer Caroline Rafferty and paint a white trellis pattern on pale gray floors to create the illusion of a textured rug, just like she had artist Joseph Steiert do in this Palm Beach Home.
Not ready to commit to painting every inch of your wood floors? Try this idea out in a small space instead. Here, this homeowner used painter’s tape and black paint to create a tile-inspired pattern in her bathroom, and the end result is striking.
If you feel like your room is lacking a focal point, paint one. Try an undulating two-tone pattern like the black-and-white waves spotted in Matt Austin’s Brooklyn studio.