Are you thinking of ways to spruce up your home? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Today, we’ll be looking at how you can mix various shades of wood to beautify your home. Traditionally, people would often use the same or similarly toned wood furnishing to decorate their homes. However, these days, people are getting more creative with mixing and matching different wood shades to add contrast, variation, and personality to their houses’ interior decor. So, if you’re interested in learning the best ways to combine different shades of wood to elevate the interior design of your home, keep reading!
Small open concept home with rustic appeal
There’s something really quaint about small homes. And, if you know how to decorate it the right way, you’ll be able to create a comfy, warm, and inviting atmosphere. The easiest way to do so is to follow the rustic country style of interior design by furnishing your home with wooden furniture. Consider getting a walnut dining table with hickory-toned wooden chairs. Choosing different shades of wood for your dining furniture is a great way to add contrast to your dining room. What’s more, if you happen to have a wooden wall, the dark brown tones of your dining table will pair well with wooden walls which are usually shades of caramel or mahogany.
Combine live edge wood with modern wood pieces
For those who have wooden furniture, you may have heard of live edge wood. For those who don’t, live edge wood furniture features the natural edges of the wood and isn’t altered by the craftsperson or designer. Live edge wood is commonly used for tables and countertops. As live edge wood tables tend to be on the pricier side, you can consider getting countertops made of that type of wood instead. Paired with carved walnut chairs or bar stools, your kitchen will instantly transform from a plain and typical one to a chic boho one. In addition, installing light poplar or natural bamboo cabinets will definitely compliment the live edge wood furniture well.
Add warmth to a neutral color scheme with different wood tones
If you stay in a smaller home or apartment, a simple way to make your room appear bigger and brighter is to have light-toned wood floors. If you choose to go with such flooring, consider getting accent pieces that are of different tones. This will add warmth to the room, especially if it’s the overall color palette leans towards cooler tones.
With a mid-century modern appeal and angled legs, this wood and glass coffee table is sleek and stylish; it has a combination of open design and hidden storage to give you the space you need.
In a washed light brown color, this table is handcrafted from high-quality Mango wood. It has a spacious top and is a work of art; great for adding a touch of modernity to your home if you like wood.
If you are a fan of wood but don’t want furniture with a wooden finish, you can check out this wallpaper that is harvested from authentic cork bark. Plus, it is available in matte or metallic colorations too.
Go for contrasting colors and textures
When mixing shades of wood, it’s also important to consider texture as well. So far, most of our suggestions have focused on getting pieces of furniture that have different shades of wood. However, wood furniture also comes in varying textures, depending on the kind of wood it’s made from. The Scandinavian style of interior design makes heavy use of wooden furnishing and is a great source of inspiration when thinking of how to bring together contrasting colors and textures of wood. One design tip is to get accent pieces like bowls or vases made of smooth wood while sticking to rugged and grainy wood for bigger pieces of furniture like tables.
DIY wood feature wall in the bedroom
Are you tired of the wallpaper or paint color of your bedroom walls? If you are, then maybe you should consider switching things up by partaking in a DIY project. Get pieces of loose plywood in varying shades to create your very own DIY feature wall. Having a wood feature wall will definitely change the entire vibe of your bedroom, giving it a rustic farmhouse look.
Modern white kitchen with warm natural wood tones
Stark white interior decor has remained a popular choice among homeowners as it gives the house a modern, polished, and chic vibe. However, we still think that homes should have a warm and inviting atmosphere, something that’s often missing in monochromatic modern houses. One easy way to add warmth to such homes is to get wooden accent pieces. To take it a step further, you can even consider getting wooden ceiling beams.
Wood accents in a modern black living room
This next design tip will probably be more popular among the guys. If the color scheme of your home is black, then adding wooden furniture will definitely give your house a masculine edge. We definitely recommend getting vintage wooden pieces especially if the existing furniture in your home is modern or contemporary.
How to combine warm and cool tones of wood
Mixing cool and warm shades of wood may be tricky but not impossible! The trick is to use other pieces of furniture in the room, like bedding or rugs to balance out the contrasting shades of wood. For example, if you have wooden flooring that’s cooler-toned and warm-toned wooden walls, you should use blue-colored fabrics to even out these contrasting wooden shades.
Raw wood adds texture to a modern apartment
If you feel that your room looks too ‘flat’ or one-dimensional, an easy way to add texture is to use raw wood. You can do so by creating a room divider out of raw wood planks, or installing them to your wall to create a wall feature.
This space-saving design is ideal for those who don’t have a spacious living room but still want space to entertain guests. This set gives off the appearance of wood and marble grain for an elegant finish.
Made from Oak and Ivory manufactured wood, this cabinet has a premium warm white painted finishing and is an amazing addition to your living room if you prefer a rustic but modern style.
Choose colorful accents that bring out the beauty in wood
Last but not least, the other pieces of furniture in your home should complement your wooden ones. If you have wooden dining furniture, consider getting placemats or cutlery in various shades of red or blue to compliment the beautiful and rich tones of your wooden furniture. You the furnishings in your house are predominantly wooden, you should also consider getting vibrantly colored accent pieces to add contrast to the room.
With that, we’ve come to the end of our article about how to mix different shades of wood. We hope this article has provided you some insight and inspiration on how to redesign your home. No matter which design tip you choose to follow, we’re sure that your house will look great! So, what are you waiting for> It’s time to go shopping for new pieces of wooden furniture.
|1||Wood and Glass Coffee Table|
With a mid-century modern appeal and angled legs, this wood and glass coffee table is sleek and stylish; plus, it has hidden storage.
|2||Distressed Mango Wood Coffee Table|
In a washed light brown color, this table is handcrafted from high-quality Mango wood. It has a spacious top and is a work of art.
|3||Phillip Jeffries Enchanted Woods Supernatural Wallpaper|
If you are a fan of wood but don’t want wooden furniture, you can check out this wallpaper that is harvested from authentic cork bark.
|4||PHI VILLA 3-Piece Occasional Two-color Coffee Table Set|
This space-saving design is ideal for those who don’t have a spacious living room but still want space to entertain guests.
|5||PHI VILLA Farmhouse Sliding Double Barn Door Cabinet TV Stand|
Made from Oak and Ivory manufactured wood, this cabinet has a premium warm white painted finishing and is an amazing addition.