Thursday, December 8, 2011

White wood floors

Lately I've been thinking about how lovely white floors might look in our bedroom. But painting your floors white is a big commitment. I won't pretend it doesn't make my palms sweat a little just thinking of it. But then I look at incredible spaces like these, and fall in love all over again.

My biggest concern is how the white floors will affect resale value. As beautiful as they are, I understand white floors are not for everyone. Some people scoff at the very idea of painting over hardwood. I happen to not love the blonde hardwood we have running through our home and wouldn't mind painting over it in one room.

It's kind of like how I painted our office a super dark navy blue, or how I want to wallpaper the ceiling in our guest room. In my head I think, perhaps if I do it well, it will actually help the value. But painted floors are a lot harder to reverse than dark walls. This is true.


Let's go back to pretty pictures. Here's white wood floors done well in other rooms and spaces.

How about you? Would you paint your floors white? 
Let's discuss.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder how they age. Our basement bedrooms have white painted floors, and they look amazing. But I put down area rugs in both rooms because they started scuffing really quickly. Maybe painted wood would hold up better though?