There are plenty of reasons to want to introduce more wood into your home décor. After all, it’s not just warm and cosy. No, it’s a flexible material, despite the stigma, that can transform any scheme into something special. The chances are you’ve already exploited it on the floors and walls to great effect but need more. Once you pop with wood, you can’t stop. Well, this post has got you covered because below you’ll find advice on how to decorate with timber which isn’t wooden. Continue reading to find out more.
For the thrift kings and queens reading this, there is nothing better than saving money. Everybody loves a bargain and that’s why wood is such incredible material. Upcycling an old piece of furniture or anything made from lumber is a great way to add contrast and spruce up any room in the house. What makes it even better is the fact that *scratches and blemishes aren’t something to hide; on the contrary, they give it character. The next time you see something you love, regardless of how old or used, pick it up and play with it within your home.
*If you prefer, you can sand down the edges and stain it so that it looks brand new.
Leave it bare
There’s no doubt that wood loves paint. A thick, glossy coat will instantly revitalise the most tired looking and give it a new lease of life. Still, there’s no need to open a tin of Dulux if you prefer the rustic look because timber creates a fantastic contrast. Simply put it next to something light in colour and let the deep tones do the rest. And, it doesn’t have to be a dark brown either because light and tan offset whites and creams perfectly.
Combine focal and minimalist
Minimalist and focal are two major players in the home décor game, but you don’t have to choose between them. Wood is different in the sense that it can be both simultaneously as this website proves. A heavy chest or a bare dining table is basic yet stands out for all the right reasons and hits the tone bang on the head. And, there are plenty of options other than the above. A set of drawers works well as does a bookcase especially if you want a rustic atmosphere.
Fake it til you make it
Normally, the best pieces are the ones that are genuine as they have a certain aura and appeal. However, wood is different because it’s easy to fake and make it look good. Faux pieces, such as laminate flooring and wooden blinds, are stylish and affordable options when the real thing is too expensive or bulky. Of course, it’s important to pick pieces that are done well and don’t come across as tacky and shoddy. This site can help if you need inspiration.
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