After the long winter we’ve all been through, it’s time to decorate with wood and get cozy in our homes again! The following are just some of the warm, woodsy rooms and details we spotted on Apartment Therapy that will help inspire you as you decorate your home this spring and summer. Be sure to tell us about your favorite wood-inspired spaces or stores in the comments!
Creative Ways to Add a Rustic Touch
There’s something about wood that just makes a space feel warm and inviting. Maybe it’s the natural element, or the fact that it can be used in so many different ways. Whatever the reason, we’re loving all things wood right now, and these ten rooms are proof.
From rustic touches to chic pieces, there’s no end to the possibilities when you think of decorating with wood. So go ahead and get your inspiration on by scrolling through our gallery below!
Luxury Farmhouse Living
If you’re looking for a way to add some extra warmth to your home, look no further than wood. Wood can be used in a variety of ways to create a cozy and inviting space. Here are 10 rooms that use wood in all the right ways. For even more inspiration, scroll down to see 10 lovely details from real homes! -Put up a rustic wooden sign outside your front door with Welcome written on it or another saying of your choice
- Hang wooden twig wall art (hint: this is our favorite)
- Use tree branches as decoration throughout the house or as centerpieces on coffee tables
- Use floor boards as decorative additions to a room -Use barnwood as mantel material or headboard material
- Choose solid hardwood pieces to complete a piece of furniture, such as chairs and dining table
- Use wainscoting to decorate the lower portions of walls in an accent color, then paint them white
- Install a beautiful handcrafted stairway made out of wood and metal to lead guests up to the second level of your home
- Add natural elements like pinecones, boughs and leaves into vases filled with water -Use faux greenery as décor by mounting pieces onto the wall using thumbtacks
- Place old milk crates at a chair’s base to make it easy for kids or pets to climb onto them
- Create simple DIY signs by cutting words out of wood and hot gluing them onto reclaimed wood -Lightly sand and paint a wooden pallet with gold spray paint to serve as an alternative buffet centerpiece
- Find a few larger pieces of reclaimed wood and tie bows around them for festive decorations that are easy to store away until next year
Clean Lines, Dark Colors – The Minimalist Approach
Decorating with wood can be a great way to add some warmth to your home. There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re decorating with wood, though. First, clean lines and dark colors tend to create a more modern look.
Second, you’ll want to make sure the wood you use is well-sealed so it doesn’t absorb too much moisture. Third, consider using different types of wood in different areas of your home to create visual interest.
Neutral Backdrops and Accents
Adding wood to your home décor is a great way to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. There are many ways to do this, from using reclaimed wood for accent walls or furniture, to simply adding a few wooden accessories. Keep in mind that natural woods like oak, cherry and pine will have richer colors and more varied textures than their composite counterparts such as bamboo, MDF or pressboard.
If you’re looking for a specific color palette to go with your project, the site Raw And Reclaimed has some fantastic examples of rustic yet stylish rooms with all-wood interiors.
Neutral Accents and Patterned Upgrades
There’s something about wood that makes a space feel warm and inviting. Whether it’s a wood accent wall or ceiling, exposed beams, or hardwood floors, these elements can really transform a room. If you’re looking to add some woodsy details to your home, check out these rooms for inspiration. The first is an office with custom built-in shelving units made from reclaimed fir.
The second is a living room with plenty of natural light coming in through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The third is a bedroom styled in blues and greens with salvaged wood accents on the walls and shelves. And finally, this studio apartment features white brick walls paired with dark wood furniture and detailing on the ceiling, mantelpiece, and bookcase.
Let the Ceiling Do Some Talking
If you’re looking for a way to add some warmth to your home, why not start with the ceiling? Wooden beams or even just a few slats of wood can make a big difference in the feel of a room. The rooms that show how wood can be used to create a cozy and inviting space.
Mix Wood Grain Patterns For Maximum Impact
When it comes to mixing wood grain patterns, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, don’t be afraid to mix different woods together. Second, think about the colors of the wood. You want to create a cohesive look, so consider using woods that are in the same color family.
Third, pay attention to the scale of the patterns. Too much of one pattern can be overwhelming, so mix large and small scale patterns for visual interest. Lastly, have fun with it!
Polished Wood Touches for a Sleek Modern Look
Whether you’re aiming for a polished wood look or a more natural finish, adding wood details to your home decor can give any room a warm and inviting feeling. Here are ten of our favorite rooms that feature wood accents, plus some tips on how to get the look in your own home.
Choose between Naturals and Brights
There’s something about wood that just makes a space feel warm and inviting. Whether you’re decorating with natural wood tones or brighter, more colorful woods, these 10 rooms will have you feeling right at home. Startling pieces of furniture made from live-edge trees might be your first thought when it comes to using this material in your home, but the smaller touches make all the difference!
Bring the warmth of wood into your kitchen by adding floor tiles to your countertops. Leave them bare for an earthy effect or coat them in glossy white paint for a touch of elegance.
Be Inspired by Natural Elements in Your Space
One of the best ways to make your home feel warm and inviting is to incorporate natural elements into your decor. Wood is a great way to do this, as it adds a touch of luxury while still keeping things cozy. Here are 10 rooms that will inspire you to decorate with wood. If you’re looking for some more tips on how to style your space with wood, be sure to check out my blog post 5 Decorating Tips To Inspire Your Inner Bohemian which gives ideas on how to use different types of woods in different spaces.
And if you need help finding a piece of furniture or accessory made from wood, take a look at our Marketplace where we have over 100 makers and artisans selling unique pieces! The good news is that many of these pieces are quite affordable. Check out Sabellea Furniture’s collection of children’s wooden furniture, this handcrafted toy chest by Steve Brennan or even Donna Wilson’s line of hand-made baskets which start at $95.
The bad news? It can be hard to find these items outside of Etsy because so many makers sell exclusively online!