Your style guide for designing wood-on-wood interiors

Have you ever tried styling your homes with the wood-on-wood aesthetic? It basically involves incorporating several shades and textures of wood in your interiors to give them a warm and welcoming look. Not all of such interior designs are rustic. In fact, many of them are quite modern in style. If you want to try it out, we’ve compiled a great style guide for wood-on-wood interior designs for you right here!


 1. Focal point

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So first off, you need to make sure that the focal point of your interior design is a particular texture of wood. Then you can use other darker or lighter textures of wood to complement it throughout the space. Take this image as an example – the media wall acts as the focal point while the rest of the design – doors, stairs, furniture and trimming – create a diversified wood-on-wood effect!


 2. Cover all bases

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Another good way to emulate wood-on-wood aesthetic is by managing the horizontal and vertical surfaces in the space. Therefore, if you’re using two shades of wood, then make sure that the horizontal surface features one shade and the vertical surface features the other one. A great example of this is portrayed in this image where the table, bench and the stair treads feature a horizontal wooden grain that is complemented by the vertical railing that features another grain.


3. Front to back

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Framing is a nice way to create wood-on-wood contrast in certain interiors. The backdrop can be a shade darker than the foreground. This technique has been applied in the kitchen featured in this image. The cabinets create a nice visual contrast against the lighter wood used on the kitchen island.


4. Floors and whites

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One thing that you must always keep in mind while designing wood-on-wood interior spaces is to never make the warmth and coziness feel overwhelming. This is why you need to balance out all of your wooden shades and textures with a lighter color. In this image, the wooden floors, doors and framing has been evened out by the white foreground of the walls and ceiling!


 5. Dynamism in the space

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To ensure that your wood-on-wood aesthetic does not become too boring or monotonous, you must always create a dynamism in your interiors. This can be done with the help of some other design elements like lighting, bed covers, a contrasting texture, etc.

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