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Top 10 Stencil and Painted Rug Ideas for Wood Floors

While design ideas for the painted wood floors are plenty, the hottest trends today are stenciled floors and painted floor rugs. And this can be a fantastic DIY project. You can paint a gorgeous faux rug by hand or with stencils. And there are lots of stencils available. Mix-and-match patterns, geometric shapes, color or monochrome designs can be accomplished with stencils when painting rugs on decks or decorating your bedroom, and there are many creative ideas available.

There are some that work better, and we’ve collected the top 10 of the most popular ones. Use these images below as your stepping stone to create your own awesome designs! Do you have a wood painted floor? Send us your photos – you could be featured next!

Stencil Your Wooden Porch – Beautify Your Timber Deck

Are you’re afraid to mess up your floors? Then you can always start with your deck, porch or patio. Take a look at these beautiful images of the stenciled floors on porches and patios. They look fantastic. The transformation is unbelievable. On a deck, pretty much any pattern will do but matching the paint colors to your patio furniture seems to produce the best effect.
An area rug effect in a wood patio painted in a blue and white Moroccan style stencil, as a DIY project by Selena and Alun Urquhart, with beautiful photos by La Maison Boheme.


Floor paint is stenciled directly onto the timber deck and matches with the bench and cushions. One of the best DIY patio makeover projects we’ve seen.
A rug stenciled on an outdoor deck in country style patterns, via Walltowallstencils.
A faux rug painted on wooden porch in bright colors, via Flickr.
As a last reserve (pan intended), if you don’t feel comfortable (yet) painting your porch then start with a doormat. You can always replace it later. Look at this painted doormat, isn’t it awesome.
A DIY doormat made from a wood pallet and stenciled with blue, yellow and white pattern, via Hometalk.

Paint a Floor Rug

If painting the entire floor with stenciled patterns sounds like a lot of work then maybe a painted rug will do. You don’t have to cover a large area to produce the most unusual and beautiful effect. Just paint a small rug on your wood floor and it will change the look of your room tremendously.
A Bohemian rug painted on a wooden bedroom floor, via Pinterest.
A small rug with whimsical color patterns is painted on a wide plank floor, via Pinterest.
Natural wood floor with a faux rug painted in white, via Pinterest. This is a big DIY job, to create a pattern this complex.
Here’s a fun project. A white runner rug painted on light grey floors by hand using an improvised DIY template. This is one of our favorite ideas for wood floor decorating. The project is dubbed “Bacterio Template”. Step by step instructions are available at DesignSponge. The result is a fun looking walkway that even cats cannot get enough of.

Big and Bold Stencil Patterns are Popular

To decorate a large floor area, stencil only few large single patterns through out the entire floor. This can be the coolest and easiest DIY idea for making a bold statement, as the patterns don’t need to be alined at all.
Oversized burgundy red color flower patterns stenciled onto a lime green floor.
A mud room wood floor decorated with small and large stenciled patterns, light green on white. And check out the matching pillows! Very artistic. A beautiful versatile pattern that can be applied to any room, via Sunnygood.

Tired of Your Old Floors? Stencil them!

Got shabby-looking old floors? Big bold pattens will work especially well on old floors, to deflect attention from imperfections in the wood.
Paint your living room old wood flooring in royal blue and stencil it symmetrically with large white patterns. Photo via Pinterest.
Have an old unpainted floor? No problem. Stencil your floor with oversized patterns directly onto the wood and spread them out evenly to cover the entire floor. You got a beautiful rustic look. Photo via From London with Love.

Go with Geometric Stenciled Floors for a Modern Look

When attempting to stencil the entire floor going with geometric patterns may be the easiest way to go. You can easily DIY stencils and the final look would be quite modern. Geometric stencils are easy to align too, and with large size patterns covering the entire floor will take less time.
Rustic wood floors stenciled with checkerboard pattern in monochrome white, in a foyer room. Remodelista.
A stencil diamond pattern in light gray over natural wood floors, in a bedroom. Remodelista.
Large hexagon stencils painted in different colors. Remodelista.
An East coast kitchen with stenciled floors in abstract pattern. theKitchn.

Stencil Parts of the Floor to Visually Divide Open Space

Now this is an awesome interior design idea. Stencil only a certain area of the floor to create different visual zones in an open plan space. Mentally, it immediately helps divide and define the rooms.
A dining area is defined by painting hardwood floors in color stripes. Another cool geometric example but in this case stripes pattern is used for a rug effect. TheWrightBooks.
A living room stenciled in damask pattern is visually separated from the rest of the floor, with white over yellow paint. PaisleyWallpaper.
A DIY stencil made out of foam board.

Paint Your Floor in Solid Color Before Stenciling It

Often, for stenciled DIY floors to work, it’s best to paint them in solid color first. This is especially a good idea for kids rooms. Get your kids involved with their own creative ideas. We used to paint our kids room walls with stencils and they love it and had fun helping. Stenciled floors wasn’t a thing then. But now you have a choice! Go for the floors!
You don’t have to go with a mufti-color scheme, one color can just be enough to create an ambient space. Create a colorful background for your patterns with a bright paint. How fun is this pink floor for a girls room, via.
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Or you can paint several areas in different colors, to ad even more visual interest to children’s room, via.

Color Individual Wood Planks – No Need for Stencils

The simplest way to get a patterned look on wood plank floors. Simply paint by hand each individual plank in different color or combine several planks for the same color, and mix and match colors.
For more tips on wood floor decorating, go to Amazing Wood Floors.


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