12 Painted Floor Ideas to Inspire Your Next DIY Project

Updated: Mar. 15, 2024

Painted floors can add personality and fabulous flair to a space. Make a statement with these inspiring ideas.

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Rustic Lettered Flooring

We genuinely love this painted floor idea. The stenciled letters and numbers add a unique touch without taking away from the rustic feel of the space. While this type of flooring can be purchased as-is, DIYers can use the inspiration to create the look with paint and stencils.

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Stenciled Sunroom

Redoing your sunroom? Get playful with an oversized flower pattern stenciled on your floor in muted hues. Complement the look with brightly colored furniture for a space that’s fun, yet cozy. Here’s a complete tutorial on how to build a screened-in patio.

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Checkerboard Floor

How fun is this look? Go bold in the living room by painting your wood floor in a checkerboard pattern. Offset the black and white with a statement couch color like blush pink. Here, we’ll show you how to patch your hardwood floor.

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Chevron Entryway

Keep it classy yet fun with a chevron painted entryway floor. It’s an inviting look that works in this small space. Ever wonder if higher priced paint is worth it? The answer is yes, and here’s why.

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Illusion of Water

Give your basement a beautiful makeover by staining the concrete floor to a bold blue hue. The look is the illusion of water! It’s a fun way to reinvent a space that is often overlooked. Looking to paint your garage too? Here are some paint options you need to know about before you get started.

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Sitting Room Faux Rug

If you’re worried about spills ruining a rug in your sitting room, then add this to your painted floor ideas!.The defined outline, contrast in colors and shape, along with the furniture strategically placed over the design, creates the illusion of a rug. Follow these painting tips and tricks to keep your next painting project neat and tidy.

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Patterned Concrete Floor

Add an understated pattern to your list of painted floor ideas. Layer a natural-colored concrete floor with an elegant white stencil to create an airy look. Also, be sure to check out this DIY concrete crack repair.

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Nautical Flooring

Skip the faux-rug and choose a painted floor design to serve as the focal point in your living room. How cool is this nautical star? It doesn’t attempt to resemble a rug, yet still adds warmth to the space.

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Farmhouse Kitchen

This stunning pine floor is hand painted and stenciled, offering a Mediterranean feel to a rustic space. We love how the light floors bring an airiness to the kitchen. Here are the 10 best low-cost alternatives to hardwood flooring.

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Stenciled Closet

This brilliant flooring made use of mirrors and random painted patterns to create a space that appears larger. According to the designer,

“The client did not wish to extend the marble flooring into the closet but instead designed it as a distinct personalized room. Since the walls were enveloped with mirrored custom cabinetry, the best surface to create an impact was the decorative artistry/faux finish on the floors. The stencil design was inspired by the spherical bathroom light fixtures. Since it would be reflected by all of the mirrors, we chose to keep the painted pattern random which allowed the space to appear even larger.”

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Painted Brick Patio Floor

Get creative on your patio by painting brick shapes in varying, bright colors. It will make for an inviting, funky space to spend your time outdoors. Here’s how to raise sunken patio pavers.

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Whitewashed Wood

For your painted floor ideas, consider a rustic look, like this whitewashed floor. A whitewashed floor has a relaxed vibe. Add some fresh, modern furniture and gold accessories to complete the look. Want to learn how to whitewash wood? Here’s everything you need to know.

By the way, here are 10 things you should never do to your wood floor.