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Wooden furniture is here to stay


Wooden living room

Before the 21st century, furnishing the home implies erecting creative wooden wall, floor, couch, center table, side-stools, bed and others. However, as the world evolved, furnishing shifted to a number of other fitments, which unfortunately are now faltering due to a number of disadvantaged factors like strength and durability, which is solely peculiar to wood furniture.

Wood has been used for furniture construction for generations upon generations, and as such offers a timeless quality that cannot be replicated.

Complementing your interiors with natural ambience from blush-coloured upholstery to unique handmade pieces, there isn’t really a material out there that natural wood furniture doesn’t pair well with.


As part of nature-connected interior design, wood can transform the mood of a room or entire house, creating a homely, welcoming feel and a truly “organic” sense.

So when you’re designing your space, be it the living room, bedroom or dinning, be rest assured that everything from glass and Perspex to other natural materials like marble and rattan will elegantly suit natural timber just fine.

Wooden dinning

However, as aesthetic and defining as wooden furniture can be, if ambiguous it can be clumsy, giving your space an overboard and muddled appearance. The way to go is simplicity, to retain the natural essence.

Wooden furniture now trending in industrial-style interiors and pale wood furniture, is more about contrasts with refined architectural bones and a hybrid of finishes in the room. Any type and style of wood goes, from contemporary silhouettes to more traditional moldings, so long as you highlight it with a more modern application of colour on your walls.


Choose the right natural wood finishes for your apartment
When it comes to furnishing the home the first thing that should come to mind is how best to make your space nothing short of nature ambience. So because it’s a natural interior, it is important to first know what works for you, if it’s an antique pine or dark wood.

However, whether it’s the traditional walnut and oakwood finishes or the urban lofts bleached pine and salvaged timbers, ensure to simplify by complementing with other accessories or durable fitments as antiques work best when they’re mixed, to avoid a flat setting.

Choosing your colour
The vast range of colours and tones of wood implies that you cannot be short of giving your home the grand ambience you desire. And this is not to mention the subtle but noticeable differences between the grains and textures of different species and cuts.

How to style your interiors
The best place to start styling your interior with nature wood is timber flooring. Whether you choose planks or parquet, you can make a natural wood floor the real focal point of your living room and bedroom. Consider beautifying with area rug to give you a texture contrast appeal that makes a statement to whoever walks in.

How to maintain your wooden furniture and finishes
Its durability ensures easy maintenance. Simple waxing, polishing and oiling occasionally are all it requires.

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