We speak with clients all the time who are over-worried about styling spaces, and making "design mistakes." The old notion that all woods in a room need to match is a myth we're thrilled to dispel. This blog explores how different wood types and textures can not only coexist but also complement each other, enriching your space with a harmonious and dynamic aesthetic. We wanted to keep this blog as a guide for anyone interested in design. (The best tip is at the end)
Wood Types and Textures:
Exploring a variety of wood types can significantly enhance the aesthetics of any space. Here are some additional varieties to consider alongside oak, walnut, maple, and cherry:
Eucalyptus: A durable and resilient wood that develops a natural patina over time, eucalyptus brings a touch of time-tested elegance to your space.
Natural Pine: Known for preserving its unique character, natural pine adds warmth with its distinct texture and care essentials.
Reclaimed Wood: Characterized by the marks of time and the environment, reclaimed wood adds a story to your space, each piece unique with its own history.
Teak: Ideal for outdoor furniture, teak is a durable material that ages beautifully, revealing a graceful natural patina over time.
Yukas: While not detailed in the provided material, incorporating woods like yukas can introduce unique textures and tones not found in more common wood types.
Veneer: Offering a versatile range of unique styles, high-quality wood veneers over solid or engineered substrates can mimic the look of rare woods without the high cost, adding sophistication and variety.
Mixing wood types is an art. Here are some tips to achieve balance:
Consider Undertones: Woods with similar undertones (warm or cool) can harmoniously coexist.
Play with Contrast: Pair light woods like maple with darker tones like walnut for a striking contrast.
Unified Finishes: Using the same finish (matte, gloss, etc.) across different woods can tie the look together.
Distribute Evenly: Balance the presence of different woods around the room to avoid clustering one type in a single area.
Conclusion/ The Best Tip
Embracing a variety of wood types and textures can transform your space into a rich tapestry of natural beauty. If you don't know what your space needs, ask! Take a pic, and come by our design studio, or fill out a contact form. We are here to help.