If you want to add instant cottage style to a room try painted floors.  Painted floors are a great way to completely change the look and feel of a room.  Floors painted with a light color will lighten and brighten the darkest of rooms.

Painted floors are also a practical and low cost solution for damaged wood floors.  Experts recommend using an oil based porch and floor paint.  As with any paint job – preparation is key.  We recommend a visit to your local paint shop for the proper materials and “how to”.  Painted floors are easy to clean with a quick swipe of a mop and soapy water.  Although these floors wear well you do need to be comfortable with some scratches and nicks.  These imperfections just add to the cottage charm.

Here are a few rooms for inspiration.







Photo Credits: first four photos Coastal Living.  Bottom two photos House Beautiful.

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