How to create fun spaces with wooden accents

You must be thinking: “been there, done that,” but have you really? Wooden textures may seem like a conventional choice, but they’re timeless for a reason. They’re cozy, attractive, and can make a space look absolutely comfortable. You can also have a lot of fun with their implementation. Want to know how? Let’s take a look:


1. Using it in patterns

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Using wooden accents in conventional set ups can seem boring and repetitive, which is why it’s always better to introduce some patterns. These can be used in large or moderate amounts depending on the ambiance. You can even feature them on the furniture surfaces if in-built design elements seem like too much. Herringbone pattern is a fan favourite and definitely attracts the eye when used in the right manner.


2. Creating tunnels

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If you’re one of those homeowners who isn’t afraid to be a bit unconventional, then this idea is for you. Often times – especially in open-floor plans – you end up with spaces that are too large to be left useless. You can make them seem relative to the whole ambiance by creating a texture tunnel there, and wood is the best choice for the finish. Given the right choice of material, it can be sleek yet cozy at the same time.


3. Background accents

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Another way to embellish with wooden accents is by using them only in the background. This seems like a successful tactic because relegating all the visual texture into the backdrop can actually make the foreground seem like a cozy place. Moreover, you can reduce the amount of visual clutter if you go by this rule.


4. As transition elements

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Wooden textures make amazing transition elements. This basically means that if you have a design element or a wall that’s smack in the middle of two spaces, you can clad it with wooden textures to make it seem visually essential. If you don’t, then it’s simply going to end up looking redundant.


5. As a complementary element

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The amazing thing about wooden textures is that they go well with everything – any colour, any accessory, fabric, upholstery, and more. Therefore, they have the potential to be used as a complementary design element with a lot of other features – be it beds, nightstands, sofas, or more.


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