When it comes to dollhouse flooring, there are a LOT of different options out there. You may be wondering what will be the best option for you and what you’d like to use for optimal sturdiness and durability, as well as look nice.
Here are the main types of dollhouse floors you can use:
Vinyl Tile: Very economical, as you can often get several square feet for a few dollars at any home improvement store, and you just peel & stick! They come in a wide variety of patterns – stone, marble, granite, floral patterns, wood patterns, just about anything you can imagine! Vinyl also holds up pretty well to regular use and wear.
Laminate Flooring: More expensive, but laminate flooring may be an option if you have some left over from your own real house home improvement projects or if you find an open carton/box at a discount.
Popsicle Sticks: Do not underestimate the power of a lovely popsicle stick! If you stain with a light finish, and then install just as you would with regular hardwood floors, this can come out quite nice! Or you can paint the popsicle sticks – entirely up to you! You can choose the standard thin popsicle sticks, or go with the wider craft sticks if you’d like, or maybe even mix up both! I love the idea of the brightly colored popsicle craft sticks shown above!
Carpeting: Give your doll house inhabitants something soft and warm to step on with carpeting! You can often buy carpet tiles inexpensively, and these are great to trim down and best of all no glue or anything required!
Paint: You can paint the floor anyway you’d like – I’m sure you’ve seen the paint jobs where there are checkers and chevrons and any other cool pattern you can imagine!
Scrapbook Paper: This is a more cosmetic than realistic method of creating flooring for your dollhouse, but you could use scrapbook paper that is a pattern or woodgrain type of paper that you like.
Tile: Tile flooring is another option for your dollhouse, and the tricky thing about this is grout and ceramic – can get heavy and may cause structural issues with the dollhouse itself if its not built strongly. If a tiled look is what you are after, I would recommend going with the vinyl tiles, cutting into pieces, and then filling with a “grout” such as maybe gesso or modeling paste. As this can be quite messy, I would also recommend doing it on a piece of heavy cardstock the shape of the room and then placing the card stock in the room rather than trying to grout the vinyl tile straight into the dollhouse. This way, if it ends up being a disaster, well, no harm done to the dollhouse itself.
Rugs: If you would like to spruce up the room’s floors, you can also make a number of rugs to go in the dollhouse. We’ve seen some very cute DIY ones, and you can always make your own with fabric/ribbon scraps as well.
Stone/Brick Look: This can be achieved with paint or vinyl tile that looks like stone, and can be very elegant in your dollhouse.
Do you have any ideas for DIY dollhouse flooring? Share your thoughts in the comments below!