5 reasons to love decorating with wood

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  • Dress your home the natural way.

    Rustic, beautiful and incredibly versatile, wood is one of the most common materials used in the home. Chances are, you’ve got at least one piece of wooden furniture but what about using it on walls or floors?

    Behold the wonders of decorating with wood …

    It can be restored to its former glory

    Junk-shop and auction finds can be salvaged and made into pieces you’ll treasure. Any dents or scratches will add to the character but, if you prefer, they can also be sanded down and then refinished.

    Teaming it with white can create a very modern look

    Combining the natural tones of wood with all-white rooms will avoid a clinical look and bring a sense of the outdoors in.

    It can create an unexpected statement

    When used on a whole wall or as a headboard in bedrooms, wood can add warmth and drama to rooms.

    It likes to be painted

    If your floorboards are in good condition, painting them is an affordable and relatively easy way to create a country, shabby chic or industrial-style look.

    Light is its friend

    Take advantage of natural light by using thin, light oak to create a warm and modern yet rustic look. Cladding the walls and floors in a rich wood finish will add a textural feel and an almost cocoon-like effect.


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