Move over paint. Natural wood is taking your place. In case you’ve missed it, natural wood is back when it comes to decorating trends, and there are plenty of ways to decorate your home with wood. When it comes to affordable renovations, paint has always been seen as the go-to solution for many homeowners. If you’re the type who can’t stand to paint over gorgeous wood, we’ve got good news: you don’t have to.
Trends come and go, but natural wood is here to stay for the time being. In order to make your home feel modern without letting the wood date it, the key is to balance natural wood with modern design trends such as white walls or bold statement walls that will stand out against the brown wood.
If you’re wondering how you can design with natural wood, we’ve got some suggestions.
Tip #1: Design around your wood
Use your natural wood as the frame for the rest of your room. Paint the walls a light color, while keeping the wood trim. This will make the walls pop while highlighting the natural wood simultaneously. Add in a colorful armchair or sofa that won’t get outshined by the deep wood.
Tip #2: Light wood works too
All natural wood doesn’t have to be dark in nature. While it might seem less traditional, light wood creates more of a modern touch inside your home. As a bonus, it’s already bright which adds an enhanced element of cheer to any room.
Tip #3: Use it as a paneling
Wood for paneling or as an island? You betcha! Instead of painting over your wood paneling to create the shiplap-look, embrace the natural. Pick a universal color to stick with throughout the rest of the room, and allow the natural wood to make a statement on its own.
Tip #4: Pair natural with funky
Natural wood and funky, modern furnishings are a great combination when decorating a room. Trendy design pieces pop against natural wood, creating an aesthetically pleasing effect. For example, pair a natural bookcase with several painted sculptures that can rest on the shelves for a unique look.
Tip #5: Use natural wood on one wall
Many new home builders are incorporating natural wood into their bedrooms. Go in almost any model home, and you’ll find natural wood being incorporated in some way, shape, or form. More specifically, many designers are using natural wood as a statement wall in a bedroom. Instead of painting one wall a different color than the rest, replace paint with natural wood. As long as you correctly pair the colors of the room, you’ll create a breathtaking effect that many others won’t have.
No matter what you choose to do with your natural wood, do it with confidence. When done right, this trend will enhance the design element of any room. This one from the past is most definitely one that we can get behind.
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