Above: A stenciled checkerboard effect in a project by Alvhem Makleri & Interior.
Above: Black painted geometric trim at The Goodhood Store on Coronet Street in London. Photograph by Julie Carlson for Remodelista.
Above: Natural wood floors with a wash of light gray checkerboard from the Oyoy look book in Fabrics & Linens from Danish Oyoy.
Above: A black stenciled floor from Portland-based photographer Parker Fitzgerald.
Above: Appealing stenciled floors seen at the Bedford Post Inn, discovered via The Martha Blog.
Above: Light oak wood floors are patterned in black triangles at Weekday in downtown Amsterdam, via Superfuture.
Above: An entryway painted in a diamond pattern in Tasmania; photo by Sharyn Cairns for Homelife.
Above: White-painted checkerboard squares in a rustic room via Cottage Living.
For more tips on inexpensive wood flooring, go to Remodeling 101: Painted Plywood—the Best Budget Wood Floor.