Wood. It’s one of the most versatile and beautiful materials that you can use in your home for all kinds of purposes. People use wood for high-quality cladding, furniture, and flooring. The great thing about wood is that it’s so versatile and yet still has the ability to create drama, especially when paired with modern materials. Wood can be either refined or rustic depending on your style (I have a particular liking for more rustic wood), and has a place is practically any room, from the dining room to the living room to the kitchen.
Here are some ways that you can use wood to lift practically any room;
Use Dark Wooden Furniture To Create Elegance
The rich, deep tones of dark-stained woods can create a sense of luxury and elegance. Consider buying a statement chair made from a dark hardwood, like maple, and pairing it with luxe fabric cushions, for a beautiful ensemble. Dark wooden statement furniture works particularly well placed in the corners of rooms, creating a moody ambience.
Use Quality Exposed Skirting
If you want to create an impression the moment that people walk into a room, then focus in the skirting. Skirting travels around the entire perimeter of the room, helping to frame everything within. What’s more, skirting is made from wood, so it’s an ideal opportunity to show off the wooden elements in your home. Products like George Hill timber can help to improve the look of a room and help you develop a wood-focused theme. Instead of just painting the skirting white, look for ways to bring out the natural wood colours: stains and varnishes are a great idea, especially if you opt for a hardwood.
Seek Out Minimalist Wood Designs
Not all wooden furniture is traditional, big and bulky. Some designers have taken pains to mould wood into more modernist and minimalist shapes. Many apartments in upmarket city districts use elegant, small-footprint wooden furniture made from organic oak, like dining tables, which doesn’t have the usual bulk of most run-of-the-mill furniture options.
If you’re looking to make over your study or office, consider wooden cabinetry along the wall. Wooden cabinetry is something that is found in almost all high-end homes in areas designed for work. It adds a sense of style and sophistication to a home office, making it feel like a place to work. Wine-coloured woods are particularly suitable in this regard. Cabinets along a wall make it clear that this is a room for work. They’re also useful for storing books, stationery and files.
Bespoke Journey Pieces
The great thing about wood is that it is a material that’s relatively easy to work with. Designers can, therefore, create stunning bespoke pieces to complement any room and make it unique. Some country estates, for instance, have created headboards above the bed made from wood that is custom-carved and works its way all the way up to the ceiling. Others have invested in bespoke, artisan pieces of furniture that are unique to that particular property.
So how will you use wood - one of the most versatile materials - to boost your interiors?