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Everything You Need to Know About Decorating with Wooden Furniture

by ION

Wooden furniture is a timeless classic in any home, but if you have a range of furniture consisting of various types of wood, it can be seriously difficult to know how to decorate properly. Thankfully, we are here to break it all down for you.

From what to do and what not to do, here is everything you need to know about beautifying a home with lots of wooden furniture:

Mix it Up
If you have a lot of the same wood in one space, you may want to take some time to mix things up a bit. For example, if your living room has this style of oak doors, oak wooden floors and oak furniture, it may be seen as a bit much. The best way to tackle this problem is to introduce a variety of wooden finishes into the same room. You could combine interior oak doors with a grey washed coffee table and a dark wooden bookcase for ultimate effect. This mixing of various wooden finishes is a popular trend in modern homes and it looks fabulous.

Choose Fabrics Wisely
Certain fabrics go perfectly well with wooden furniture and others just… don’t. It is important to consider the natural and most dominant colours in the finish of your wooden furniture when choosing what shade of fabric to go for. Textured fabrics work remarkably well with wood. You may also wish to introduce some prints into the room to really capture the natural ambience of wooden floors and tables etc.

Perfect Colours
Choosing what colours to decorate with your wooden furniture is not as difficult as you might think. Dark finishes go well with lighter shades such as yellow, green and blue. The same rule can be said for lighter wood finishes, which stand out best against stronger colours. According to www.bhg.com, choosing colours that contrast with your wooden furniture is the best way to approach the decorating process. Soft and light shades go well with medium-tone finishes and if your furniture has a reddish tone to it, try introducing some green to really intensify the natural hue of the wood.

Artwork and Dark Wood
If you have dark wooden furniture such as mahogany, you definitely don’t want to do anything that is going to throw off the rest of the room. Bright artwork on the walls will help to contrast against the dark furniture, hopefully helping to brighten the rest of the room up as a result. You should also make sure that your dark wooden furniture has a clean and contemporary backdrop. This will help it to stand out better and make it look even more striking.

Dare to be different
If you have lighter shades of wooden features and furniture in your home, you may want to bring it out more by decorating with warmer textures and bright walls. This will make the room look fresher and clean. Pale wood also tends to go very well with metallic shades of silver and grey, which will give the room a very modern and sophisticated appeal.


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