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Floor are an extremely important part of any home, and can often dominate a design scheme without you even realising. The right floor can do wonders for your home’s look, and there are so many choices to think about. If you’re renovating, and are in the midst of picking out a floor, with just a few tweaks and twists your floors can be given a unique personality, which sets you aside from the rest. Or, you’re not in the position to be installing new floors in your home, you can think about different ways of updating your existing floors to give them your own stamp of style. From big ideas, or DIY projects, here are a few ways to get creative with your floors.

Painting your floors is an easy way to get the ball rolling. If you’re looking to update a room, changing the floor colour can add a whole new dimension to the space. Take this room below; clean, crisp white walls and ceiling are paired with this minty green floor, giving the room a jolt of vibrancy that still makes the room feel light and spacious.

Painted Floor from Pinterest

Everyone loves a good bit of herringbone, and the floor is of course a great place to have the pattern. Adding in a further aspect like this two-toned design gives your floor, and room something extra. The detailing of the wood and the herringbone pattern gives those close up something to awe over, while the bigger consignment of stripes creates that first impactful impression.

Two-toned Herringbone from Tobias Rocks Tumblr via Pinterest

If you’re installing a new floor and a thinking about tiles, I rather fell in love with this porch-area with white and neutral chequered tiles. It’s an alternative look to the classic black and white chequered style, and acts as the perfect base to the greenery of the outside; the combination of the potted plants on top of the tiles makes a fun but elegant look. A neutral chequered floor is a great way of adding glamour to a space whilst still keeping the theme understated. This would look great in an outdoor space, utility area or garden room.

Chequered Stones from X Surfaces via Pinterest

If you have an open-planned space, dividing up the area in more formal sections, for example seating and dining etc., can help give the space structure. An easy way to divide up the space is by utilising the floor. Sometimes this can be done by using rugs, but if you want to try something different, painting patterned areas can be a fun and creative way to use the floor in a practical sense. In the house below, they’ve created individual kitchen and dining sections by painting a rug-style pattern on the floor, which divides the areas but keeps them connected at the same time.

Painted Patterns from Apartment Therapy via Pinterest

If you don’t have the budget to replace a floor for your dream one, there is always the chance to get creative and take an alternative route to the style you want. I really like the way that this kitchen doesn’t have black and white chequered tiles, but rather painted chequered floorboards, its turned the idea into a whole new look, adding a sense of intrigue.

Painted Chequered Floor from Hello Tiger via Pinterest

Alternative Directions from Jean Fi Vintage Tumblr via Pinterest

I love how these floorboards are laid in alternating directions, creating a strong statement in this room. The different tones of the boards also add an interesting element to the look as well, showing that you don’t need matching pieces to create a cohesive look; in fact this concept could be carried out using collected reclaimed wood or scaffolding boards.

For a sleek and contemporary look, and a way to spice up a concrete floor, staining or painting the surface can immediately change the feel of the floor and room. Painting the concrete floor of your garage, or outdoor room that’s particularly functional (like a utility or storage area) will help to give the utilitarian space some personality. Equally staining concrete floors gives an almost luminous outcome. This simple concrete floor has been given a moody sea-like effect, making an unusual but dramatic statement.

Stained Concrete from Cute Decor via Pinterest

If you’re feeling a little extra creative, I like the idea of using stencils on old floorboards, or as I’m considering, my bland concrete slab patio. Buying a stencil, or making your own is a great way to give a room some personality. It could be a fun way to spruce up a bedroom or bathroom, and the pattern could be big or small depending on your style and the look of the room. Below someone dressed up this living space with this large pattern, really adding an interesting element to the overall look of the home; perfect for a relaxed, bohemian aesthetic.

Stenciled Floors from Pinterest

Finally, an outdoor rug can really make an outside area feel connected, but if you want to be a little more experimental, why not try a painted rug, a perfect way to jazz up some tired, old decking or veranda. This one below is a little wild, but really makes an eye-catching effect.

Painted Rug from Bella-Tucker via Pinterest

Making the most out of your floors, be it when putting in new ones, or updating your old, is a great way to insert extra style and design into you interiors and explore new ways of making your home feel special and one of a kind.

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