Michelle here, with a design challenge that’s reserved for only the boldest of decorators. If you’ve ever painted a room in your home, you’re familiar with the kind of thought and consideration that goes into choosing a wall color. That said, I tip my hat to any homemaker who’s daring enough to take the same colorful approach, and apply it to their floors. Though I’d be hesitant to experiment with the idea myself, there’s something so striking about wooden paneling in unexpected patterns and hues. Follow the jump to be floored by more mesmerizing spaces, and do tell: do you dare spruce up your home with graphic floor decor? 

*images: 1, 2, 3, 4


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  1. 1
    Mariah Danielsen March 14, 2012 at 6:35 am

    I’m in love with the green floor! We painted the floor in our mud room red, but I think a patterned painted floor would be stunning.

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    GawgusThings March 14, 2012 at 6:46 am

    I found it difficult enough painting our bedroom floor cream!
    Emma x

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    Helena - A Diary of Lovely March 14, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I LOOOVED the yellow one when i first saw it, but indeed it is a pro DIY! I wish I had the skills!

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    Kerry March 14, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Love it! The first two are my favorites.

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    erin | houseofearnest March 14, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I like the idea of painted each wide floorboard… It seems a little more organized/linear but still really fun!

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    Emily March 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I love the idea of painted floorboards, especially for a child’s bedroom. What a fun idea!
    Just discovered your blog, it’s fabulous! x

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    Rebecca March 14, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Love the graphic, red dining room room floor. I know it would be tricky to complete but is definitely pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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    Claire Zinnecker March 14, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Oh my goodness this is SUCH a great idea! Definitely tossing it in the kitchen floor idea book! Thanks, Michelle!


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    Camille Styles March 14, 2012 at 10:55 am

    As a stripes fanatic, I’m definitely drawn to the last option – the perfectly regular green and white stripes strike the perfect tone between preppy and funky!

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    Sallie Humphrey March 14, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Now that we have a flooring store I’m exposed to all types of new flooring available. My fav is LVT (luxury vinyl tiles). The best is putting in alternating colors in the same style. Its really easy and great for do-it-yourselfers! I love painted floors, they are so easy to change once you decided to go with something different too!

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    Jolie Goodnight March 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Never have I been so intrigued by a floor before! The floor is so easily ignored. This is such a great idea. Now I can brainstorm about my new place…

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    Kristen March 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Wow, in the last photo, it is especially cool how the floor has its direction and the paint sort of looks like it goes the opposite way. The paint almost helps one see the parquet floor more clearly.

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    Marki March 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Love all these floors! Does anyone know where I can find the alphabet print hanging above the bed in the first picture? I love it so much!