7 Unexpected Wood Flooring Ideas That Are Extremely Cool
Believe it or not, your wood floors are brimming with design opportunities—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. From hand-painted patterns to pink staircases and beyond, these surprisingly savvy ideas will revamp your boring hardwood floors.
Mix and Match Wood Tones
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.
Pale Pink Stairs for the Win
A little pale 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.
Reimagine Traditional Tile Floors
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.
Brighten Up a Small Space
Paint a Subtle Pattern
Focus on a Tiny Area First
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.