Decorating Your Temporary Vinyl Flooring
Is your temporary vinyl flooring not looking the way you want it to be? Don’t worry, you don’t have to replace the flooring. There are many ways in which you can decorate your vinyl flooring to make it look just the way you imagined it!
Temporary vinyl flooring can be decorated easily using various adhesive decor items, cloth, and paint.
Long gone are the days when decor stickers used to be cheap. An adhesive decor item has become stronger and more attractive too.
Why You Should Decorate Your Vinyl Flooring
Here are a few reasons why you need to decorate your vinyl flooring:
Set the atmosphere of the room Make your vinyl flooring pop by adding texture Make your floor look more inviting Soften the feeling and vibes of the floor (You’ll see how!)
Let’s go through a list of items that will help you transform your boring vinyl flooring!
1. Vinyl Decal Stickers
Freedom is the ultimate getaway from vinyl decal stickers. Where tiles are fixed pieces that have to be placed together, there’s more choice to personalize with stickers. You can choose to place two design elements close together, or far apart. It’s entirely up to you.
If you’re wondering where to get vinyl decal stickers from and how to use them, I recommend you have a look at these [amazon link=”B08SW9KT45″ title=”hopscotch decal stickers”/]!
COMBINE VARIOUS VINYL DECAL STICKERS!
Pick a theme and buy multiple stickers for it. For instance, if you choose floral designs, you can pick flowers that look similar. You can also be open about the flower species but have a single color in mind.
2. Vinyl Floor Cloth
Don’t want more tiles and long installation processes? The easiest way to go is to get vinyl floor cloth. This enduring material is not only super easy to clean but slip-resistant as well. Free yourself of the hassle from having to cover every inch of the floor manually, simply roll out a vinyl floor cloth on your temporary vinyl flooring!
I think I have the perfect vinyl floor cloth for you to start with. Check out this [amazon link=”B08MZLPDZQ” title=”patterned medium-sized vinyl mat to begin with”/]!
DESIGN ACCORDING TO YOUR SPACE!
You don’t have to cover the entire room with a vinyl floor cloth. Try rolling out a vinyl mat underneath the furniture to make the room the entire room and decor accessories. It will also make the furniture space more comfortable.
3. Paint It
You can also have fun with paint. Loosen your hand while you’re at it and create ‘marbling’ or ‘swirly effects. Letting yourself loose is your thing if you’re a fan of abstract art and design! On the other hand, if you love minimal effects then avoid painting patterns or elements, simple solid paint is enough. You can also try creating simplistic repetitive designs such as polka dots and stripes!
If you love neutral colors, you will love the minimal tones of [amazon link=”B08L6SYFKX” title=”these semi-gloss paints”/]!
PAINT IN ONE DIRECTION!
Do you find strokes in your painting? For smoother strokes and a proper finish, refrain from moving your brush in multiple directions.
4. Adhesive Patterned Tiles
Patterns are what you need. Temporary vinyl flooring is great, but it can be dull due to its monotone aesthetic. How about adding some patterned stick-on tiles above? With patterns, you are free to choose from infinite colors and designs. The best part is, replace them any time you want without having to remove your temporary vinyl flooring at all!
Have a look at [amazon link=”B07VTNQZMT” title=”these assorted patterned tiles”/]! Which color would you choose?
PICK A THEME BEFORE YOU GO!
If you’re choosing various patterns, it’s better to stick to a theme. This theme could be a color or a certain design movement, for example, ornamental, gothic, eastern, etc. It will make your vinyl floor decor look more consistent and appealing!
5. Carpet Tiles
Add a cherry on top to your temporary vinyl flooring. Add some carpet tiling on top to create a wonderful mosaic. What’s more, you get the comfortable and cozy feeling of carpet, all along with a checkered pattern (if you wish to create one!). Just like carpets have patterns or tones, carpet tiles work in the same way.
You can even choose to cover a certain portion of your floor instead of going for a wall-to-wall covered look. For example, covering the area under the dining table with carpet tiles and leaving the rest of the temporary vinyl flooring exposed.
Based on my experience, I recommend you start off with this [amazon link=”B07TM9QXXP” title=”pack of 12 carpet tiles”/]!
CREATE PATTERNS WITH CARPET TILES!
You don’t need to cover every inch of your temporary vinyl floor with carpet tiles. Pick a specific area and create a pattern of your liking. Think of using two-colored carpet tiles for a duo-chromatic color scheme, and so on.
6. Stenciled Stick-Ons or Stencils
Can you recall the artistic stencils from your childhood? These stenciled patterns can be added to temporary vinyl flooring in the form of stick-and-peel tiles. They are a wonderful asset to any space because they leave some portion of the floor exposed while covering the corners with curved, delicate patterns. They work the same way as a stencil does.
If you want to have fun with a stencil, I recommend you get a template [amazon link=”B08DK736HC” title=”like this one”/].
TRY TRADITIONAL STENCILS WITH MULTI-COLORED PAINT!
Get traditionally cut stencils and spray over with various colors to get a colorful design on the floor!
7. Foam Tiles
Foam tiles are not just for putting over carpets. You can use them over both temporary and permanent flooring. These soft tiles are just like their carpet tile counterparts, and even these can be put together to create wonderful, colorful patterns.
I am personally a fan of textured tiles! I believe you would love [amazon link=”B010MCXMBO” title=”these wood-grained foam floor tiles”/] as much as I do!
FOCUS ON THE COLOR!
To make the most out of your foam tiles, pick a color that goes well with your walls or the color of the floor. If your floor is dark, get foam tiles that are lighter to create excellent contrast!
8. Place wood or wood-textured floor mats
Mats with wooden textures are to die for. The best part is that they look consistent with wooden floors. No matter what the colors of your walls are, wooden mats of any color and depth can blend well into any space.
From my personal experience, I’d recommend you to get [amazon link=”B004KKX9R2″ title=”this wonderful bamboo mat”/]! It creates high contrast when placed on temporary vinyl flooring!
PLACE MATS OF VARIOUS SIZES!
Don’t just stick to one wooden mat. Get them in assorted sizes. Place all these mats in different areas on the temporary vinyl floor. If you want, you can place them together to form a mosaic of some sort!
9. Wallpaper Lining paper
Wallpaper linings are used to fill in empty spaces on walls. Lining paper is not as wide as the main wallpaper itself and is used to create margins or sections on top of the main wallpaper, after it has been pasted. However, you can also stick it onto your temporary vinyl flooring.
Neutral colors look great with wood. I recommend you to try this [amazon link=”B002YC04RQ” title=”unpasted heavyweight wallpaper liner”/]!
LINING PAPER ON THE FLOOR
Instead of covering the entire floor, cut out thin strips. Make boxes of different sizes and overlap them on top of each other to create an intricate pattern.
10. Chalkboard Paper
Chalkboard paper is becoming a phenomenon for decor. It’s black and can be customized every day, so it makes sense! Stick some on your temporary vinyl flooring and experience the freedom of creating your own designs with chalk, whenever you want! The best part is you can always erase and restart every day if you want to!
Are you new to chalkboard paper? I highly recommend this [amazon link=”B085BGQNCC” title=”chalkboard paper and chalk set”/]. You wouldn’t need to look anywhere else!
GET PLAYFUL WITH CHALKBOARD PAPER!
Use a variety of colored chalks to create patterns and drawings. If you have children at home, they will love to have fun with it!
11. Washi Tape
Washi tapes come in many sizes and patterns. Originally a trend in Japan, it’s mostly used for arts and crafts. Although mostly cute and bubbly patterns are found in washi tapes, there are ornamental designs as well. You’ll be surprised to find golden, silver, black and white curved doily-shaped patterns that can be used as borders! Do keep in mind that washi tapes won’t be the most durable decor item for your temporary vinyl floor!
Based on my experience, I think you’ll love these [amazon link=”B08SH9VD4X” title=”black and white washi tapes”/] with beautiful patterns!
USE SOLID WASHI TAPES!
You can create borders using solid washi tapes. You can use a combination of colored and translucent doily-patterned washi tapes to create intricate patterns. Remember that washi tapes are very temporary and will ultimately wear out. Use them in spots that are less prone to dust!
12. Wood-textured Tape
Using textured tape is the easiest way to add variety. Personally, I find that you can make temporary vinyl flooring pop just with a few textured tapes of various wood!
If you’re new to wood textured tapes, I recommend you try out [amazon link=”B01BI9ZEU2″ title=”these tapes available in a variety of wood tones”/]!
BRING IN A LOT OF TAPES!
With tapes, you can easily buy a variety of different textures. Try to mix and match them by buying various colors together. If you like you can create a pattern in square shape by cutting tapes of different lengths!
13. Tile Tattoos
Tile tattoos work just the way tattoos do for us. While these are mostly used for wall tiles and in bathrooms, why not give them a go on your temporary vinyl floor? These stickers are minimal and usually come in a single color. You can get them in a variety of designs, modern or vintage, just the way symbols are created for tattoos.
If you are a fan of florals, I would recommend you to [amazon link=”B07X37NFGM” title=”get these black floral branch style tattoos”/]
TATTOO STICKERS ARE GREAT FOR MINIMAL EFFECTS!
Depending on the tone of your temporary vinyl floor, either black or white tattoo stickers are more than enough.
14. Faux Grass Mat
Who doesn’t love plants and the vibrant outdoor scenery? Even temporary vinyl flooring sets the same ambiance as natural wood does. Its texture and brown color is a gentle yet swift reminder of nature. If you want your temporary vinyl flooring to look even closer to nature, there’s nothing better than a dash of green. Choose a faux grass mat and bring your vinyl flooring to life with outdoor vibes!
If you’re confused about where to start, this amazing [amazon link=”B08PDH1DL6″ title=”faux grass mat”/] is all you need!
CREATE A GREEN CORNER!
Any room can benefit from a dash of green. The turf texture of grass is can freshen up your temporary vinyl flooring just like that!
15. 3D Stickers
Have you ever seen 3D artworks painted on the streets in public? 3D stickers are very similar, except that they aren’t painted. They create an illusion, they trick you into another world or as if you’re about to fall into the floor (It’s okay, you won’t). All you have to do is stick them carefully, avoiding any crease while you’re at it. These stickers come in various sizes and themes and they’re easy to install!
Speaking of themes, here’s one of my personal favorite stickers [amazon link=”B07P3334ZS” title=”for a 3D illusioned floor”/]!
CHOOSE SOMETHING THAT REMINDS YOU OF ANOTHER WORLD!
If staying indoors has got you bored, having a fantasy themed 3D sticker can work. You can also get a 3D sticker that reflects far-flung areas such as forests or the underwater marine life.
So Which Idea Will You Try Out?
You can try just one, a few, or all of the above. You can even create zones and work out designs for floors. If you’re curious to try out all of them, have a go at each for all rooms. These are all mostly stick-on options, so you can play around them as much as you want!
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