We wanted to look into a trend that is seeing a reappearance. Painted wooden floors.
I know, I know. Paint on your wood floors?! Are we mad to even be talking about it? We do feel a bit rebellious even thinking about it, if not a bit ashamed. But sometimes you just have to admit that not all wood, is pretty wood. And sometimes doing something as sacrilege as painting it, is going to be the perfect finish to your home.
So, if you’re still with us, we are going to give you 6 reasons why the painted wood floor might just be for you.
1. You’re a modernist
You aren’t a stickler for the rules of traditional styles and want to think, and step outside of the box when it comes to decorating your home.
2.You want those summer vibes
If you are lucky enough to have a beach front summer house, then painted wood floors in light natural colours is almost a given. If you aren’t lucky enough to have that but still want those summer vibes, then you can achieve that look by painting your wood in brighter, off-white colours.
3. Your wood is just ugly
Hear me out, some wood is just ugly. With discolouration, scars, pits, patches, stains, mismatched boards…
If you think after the effort (and it is an effort) and cost, of refinishing your floor that you still won’t be happy with the end results, then painting it might be a better option.
4. You want bold designs
If you want to use your floor as a canvas for different patterns, designs and colours then painting your floor is a way of achieving this. By using painters tape and a range of paint you can pretty much have any design you want.
5. You rooms are dark and dingy
If you want to add some light to your room without changing the wallpaper or room decor then painting the floor in an off white gives so much more light to the room making it seem brighter, fresher and oft-times larger. Win, win, win.
6. You don’t like commitment
One of the best things about painting your wooden floor? If you don’t like it, just paint it again! This is a great option for people who like to try out different styles over time and keep their homes on trend.
So there you have it 6 pretty awesome (and reasonable) reasons why you might choose to paint your wooden floor.