Spice Up Your Home Interiors With Great Wooden Furniture
Wood is one of the most versatile and traditional materials for interior design. It can conjure up visions of classic homes from long ago, or it can set a contemporary tone in any home. The term woody can be used to describe a room’s decor: the feel that wood adds to a space. Wood can be associated with warmth and majesty, or it can be associated with a rustic outdoorsy feel.
Wood can also be recognized for its timeless aesthetic appeal, but more than that, there’s nothing static about how people decorate it. Designers, homeowners and DIY enthusiasts are rediscovering the beauty and charm of wood as an interior design element. In recent years, wood interior design has grown in popularity as designers have sought new ways to work with wood without it becoming merely another wood surface. Instead, these designers are redefining the role of wood in interior design.
Color Pallette: Using paint as part of a decorating scheme is a common practice in interior design. However, painting your walls with only a few colors is too limiting. The trick to creating a successful interior design color scheme is to use a color wheel. Using complementary colors to accentuate one area of a room while using contrasting colors to contrast the space is a great way to create an interesting palette.
Grain Patterns: Many designers are incorporating wood types that display grains in their design. Grain patterns are a unique look that can add an element of texture, depth and a unique style to a room. Unlike paint, grain patterns do not wash away easily. Instead, they maintain their appearance for a longer period of time thanks to the fact that they are not exposed to the elements that paint is exposed to.
Texture: Although we often associate grain patterns with country style interiors, they can actually fit in just about any type of home. These wood types can provide the most interesting textural elements in a room due to the way that grains can reveal their shapes when the piece of furniture is placed against a wall. Texture can also be added to painted furniture. Using a contrasting paint color to paint furniture that you have chosen to match your other decorations can really add depth and dimension to your room’s interior design.
So what is the hold up? If you are someone who loves the warm inviting qualities of wood and want to make their home interiors one of a kind, you should think about incorporating some wooden furniture into your design. Remember though, this decorating method can be more expensive than painting or staining. Also, if you are going with a very rustic style, you may want to consider going with more natural looking woods like pine or cedar. Also, be prepared to spend quite a bit of time on this project as it requires a lot of skill and attention to detail.