It’s almost hard to imagine a room without wood!

Wood is a staple in interior design. It’s ubiquitous in the home environment and warms up a room, with color, texture, grain and a touch of nature. Sometimes wood interior features sit in the background, and sometimes they take the stage as the focal point of a room.

With wood design elements, sometimes it’s the overall effect that provides the beauty, as with wood floors or paneling. At other times it’s the detailing that creates a stunning effect, as with intricately carved furniture and hand crafted moldings.

As much as painted finishes, fabrics and stone add to an interior design plan, almost every room can benefit from a touch of beautiful wood, whether it’s rustic or highly finished, newly hewn or repurposed. Beautiful wood works in so many different design elements, including:

  • Furniture

  • Moldings

  • Beams

  • Kitchen and bathroom cabinets

  • Floors

  • Walls

  • Doors

  • Wainscoting

Smaller options for wood accents are clocks, lamps, mirror frames, picture frames and headboards.

The most typical woods used in homes are oak, pine, walnut, mahogany and teak. Today bamboo is popular for some home elements too because of its renewable nature, although technically bamboo is actually a grass and not a wood. More unusual wood species are also available, such as olivewood, lemonwood, mango and more.

Wood, wonderful wood. Place a focus on wood selection on your next home design project for an enhanced interior look.

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