If there is one material that is universally beloved by homeowners all over the world, it’s wood. Not only is it highly versatile, but it has an organic appeal that makes the spaces feel closer to nature more than anything else. There are a lot of ways that you can use it in your home interiors, so here’s your style guide to use wood accents in 2019:
1. Coupled with black accents
Plain wood textured surfaces have a way of feeling very minimalistic, so when you’re opting for a bolder book, it’s better to introduce a few black accents to make things more interesting. If you take a look at this image, you’ll see how the feature shelf has black borders and framing, which elevates the entire aesthetic of the light wood cladding on the cabinets and open shelving.
2. Pair with classy patterns
The texture of both natural and composite wood is highly versatile and looks good when paired with any pattern. You can certainly enhance your home aesthetics by pairing your wood accents with classy patterns. The bed and pillow covers in this image create a gorgeous contrast against the wooden headboard of the bed and the overall setting is a great example of how you can emulate this technique in your homes.
3. Contrasting wood with wood
Wood textures vary in colour and grain depending on the type of tree they have been derived from. Similar is the case with composites and laminates, so it’s really easy to create wood on wood contrast in your home interiors. This bedroom features a great example, where the floor and the platform bed both complement and contrast each other with their mismatched wood finishes.
4. A constant in clutter
If you’ve got a space in your homes that is oriented towards a more cluttered outlook, then wood accents can be a constant in such areas. Take this walk-in closet as an example. Decked out in all whites and colourful clothes, the uninterrupted example of the wood textured floors provides a constant in its chaos.
5. Fashioned against dark colours
One of the best ways to make your wood accents stand out is by matching them up against the backdrop of a dark surface – just like the media shelf in this image. It makes the wood surfaces feel brighter and more charismatic than ever thanks to the high-contrast.