Decorate with Natural Wood

A dining room with many elements made of wood. Shown with Parkland Wood Blinds, available at Reef Window Treatments in Islamorada, FL

Add a warm interior finish.

Wood is a staple in interior design. It’s ubiquitous in the home environment and warms up a room with color, texture, grain and a touch of nature. Sometimes wood interior features sit in the background, and sometimes they take the stage as the focal point of a room.

With wood design elements, it’s often the overall impression that provides the beauty, as with wood floors or paneling. At other times, it’s the detailing that creates a stunning effect, as with intricately carved furniture and hand-crafted moldings.

Ideas for adding wood.

As much as painted finishes, fabrics, leather, and stone add to an interior design plan, almost every room can benefit from a touch of beautiful wood, whether it’s rustic or highly finished, newly hewn or repurposed.

Beautiful wood works in so many different design elements, including beams, moldings, floors, walls, doors, wainscoting, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, window coverings, and furniture.

Smaller options for wood accents are clocks, lamps, mirror frames, picture frames, and headboards.

Place a focus on wood selection.

A wood accent table adds warmth. Shown with Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades; available at Reef Window Treatments in Islamorada

The most typical woods used in homes are oak, pine, walnut, mahogany and teak. More unusual wood species are olivewood, lemonwood, and mango.

Today bamboo is popular for some home elements too because of its renewable nature, although technically bamboo is actually a grass and not a wood.

Wood, wonderful wood. Include it in your next home design project for an enhanced interior look.


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