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Painted floorboards are a beautiful and easy way to update any living space. Interior Designer, Angela Steyn shares how to take this trend to the next level with a pop of your kid’s rooms.

Just quietly, I’m a bit obsessed with painted floorboards. So much so, my husband and I once painted our floorboards white… in a rental property! It didn’t end well but that’s another story.

Painted floorboards in children’s rooms is one of the quickest and easiest ways of transforming a space into a place of eye-popping magic (provided you own your own home of course!). A child’s bedroom should be a place of wonder, where imaginations run wild and free against a backdrop of happy colours and fun patterns.

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The good news is that painting your floorboards is dead easy. Even creating patterns is really quite simple with the aid of a steady hand a roll of masking tape. Don’t be shy with the colours – go bold or go home is my motto.

Your kids will be wearing black eyeliner and a crucifix before you know it so make the most of this blissful period of their lives when the thought of a pink and white harlequin floor sends their little tutus whirling with delight.
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A quick Google search will give you many helpful YouTube clips and blog articles on how to go about painting your floors. For some great general tips on how to create a DIY diamond patterned floor I suggest heading over to the Emmy & Mouse blog – Emma’s advice on white-wash floors can be easily adapted to solid paint colours.

(L-R) Paul Raeside; Pernilla Hed
Paul Raeside // Pernilla Hed

My tip (from painful experience) is to make sure you choose a hard-wearing floor paint such as Porters Perfect Floor Paint – the satin finish is much easier to care for and is more slip-resistant than high gloss floor paints.

1 Comment

  • Reply July 2, 2015

    Em (Emmy & Mouse)

    Thank you so much for the mention – it was back breaking stuff but totally worth it! Great inspiration 🙂

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