Wood, this warm material … And so different! Its color, its robustness, its nobility, without forgetting all the colors of which one can coat it, and all the forms that it can have … This material is a true chameleon: chic, rustic, design, convivial, the wood has this magical that it is what we make of it. So what do we do?
Clean and Scandinavian
Unsurprisingly, we can not evoke the wood without thinking of the Scandinavian decoration that flourishes in all the decoration shops. The base ? Light wood, finesse, clean lines. A minimalist simplicity that plays on the contrast of colors and materials, no frills. To note the big constraint of this style of furnishing: it is necessary to be ordered. If you’re the kind to clutter, accumulate, let slip, the simplicity of Scandinavian design will lose its luster: we will not see it.
There are countless slideshows that celebrate the diversion of pallets to make any kind of furniture: a coffee table, shelves, a shoe cabinet, the structure of a bench, a piece of furniture TV … If the palette lives as well in a style a little nature, with light and green plants, it carries in it an industrial style that definitely goes like a glove.
The raw style and indus’
Since we evoked the industrial style with the palettes, let’s open the subject! The wood-metal alliance, that’s one of the big trends in decoration that, even if others are born, endures over time. No doubt because it’s beautiful, but also because this style allows to (re) discover the pleasure of recovery, or even to transform things. A wooden door can become a desk top trestle, an old vice evolve into a book press, a sewing table to take the place of a pedestal table … Stainless steel, chrome, copper, steel, and of course leather (for an armchair , a sofa, or even a coffee table!) in combination with old wood polished by the years, it’s so chic and easily economical, why not go for it?
The chalet style
How to talk about wood without evoking the mountain chalet style … We will try to dream with paneling, but rather see how to suggest a cottage style without falling into the cliché.A wall of old wood, for example (no, still no paneling) can create a cottage atmosphere while remaining modern: prefer wide slats of an aged wood, position in front of a shelf bottomless, and enjoy a library perfectly integrated with your warm wall. If you have a staircase, its serrated wooden railing easily creates an altitude atmosphere. Cushions, for example white with a red border, suggest the cross of Savoy, and if you have very old wooden skis … Do not hesitate to make lamp feet! For the more adventurous, we also think of the fake fur / animal skin, and the famous deer head on the wall … Dare!
Focus on bamboo
Bamboo: definitely wood, and yet nothing to see … Because the resulting style of decoration is unlike any other. Rather exotic, carrying the idea of ??outside, garden, vacation … Not to mention that it is a particularly ecological material.With shades of white, plants and linen, bamboo creates a natural interior that is both elegant and unpretentious.
The wood where we do not expect it
Here are some paragraphs that evoke the wood as furniture materials, but many other things allow the introduction into your living room: wooden lamps have the wind in their sails, often with a colored electrical wire and / or an original bulb. The wooden screens are also very pretty with their pretty carved lace. There are also paintings on wood, without forgetting the sculptures, and of course the scales of painter, which can be diverted in support for plants and decorative objects. It’s elegant, it’s recycled, it’s wood … It’s definitely in the theme “wood in all its forms”!