Interior design classics
Interior design classics – how to use wood smartly in your interior design.
Wood has been a beloved building material for centuries. It has successfully been deployed as a covering for both exterior and interior surfaces as well as a base material in construction work. In the Norwegian city of Kirkjubøargarður, there is a 12th-century wooden house that is still inhabited to this day. This goes to show how durable wood can be.
Wood is versatile
Teak, Oak, Siberian larch, Pine, Spruce, Beech, Mahogany… Each type of wood has its own appearance, characteristics and strengths. These strengths, along with the visual appeal of each makes them an ideal building material for interior usage and decoration.
Wood can be used in the interior in many appealing ways
Wood can be used in the interior in many appealing ways, from base coverings of floors and walls, to adding design elements to stair, statement worktops and many interior elements.
Wood as a flooring material
The most common use of wood for is its deployment as an interior flooring option. Often used as panelled or parquet, a solid wood floor offers luxury and extra warmth to your home. Choosing a parquet floor offers the ability to use different woods as well as combine shapes into intricate patterns.
With the latest materials and methods, floorboards with end pins could be highlighted, in which case it is possible to install the boards as you would with parquet, ie the losses caused by the difference in length can be minimised. Depending on the manufacturer, these boards can come in several shades. For example, Woodmood has five different coloured floorboards that have already been finished at the factory – Limestone, Marble, Granite, Magma and Basalt.
Creatively using wood Wood to form a partition wall can separate and still allow contact between rooms. Vertically installed lengths interjected with centimetre gaps can offer this dimension to a shared dining and living space.
Similarly, wood is very well suited for the construction of interior partition walls. One such exciting material is the Dragon interior lining board from Woodmood. Each board has a decorative embossed surface, which adds an exciting textured element inspired by the Japanese wood burning technique.
It is often thought that a wooden ceiling is a thing of the past or that it only works in a traditional interior. Not at all. For enthusiasts of modern style, there are also solutions that are perfect for modern interior design, such as the wooden box cover in the photo below.
Doors and stairs
Many interior doors are usually made of wood. Some builders will choose to finish the interior with a layer of paint, others let the enchanting wood patterns shine through.
This also applies to stairs. A wooden staircase can not only deliver a beautiful statement to your house but also deliver low maintenance long term option. Over time wooden staircase can become visually tired but can easily be brought back to life though a fresh coat of varnish or oil.
Look around your room and you may find that much of the furniture in your room is made of wood – tables, chairs, wardrobes, chests of drawers, shelves are often just a few common examples. Wooden furniture fits equally well in a home with a classic interior as well as in a room furnished according to the latest trend.
Interior design elements
Finally, there are thousands, perhaps millions, of wooden decorative ornaments to choose from or make. There is something for everyone – wooden bowls, tea-light holders, picture frames, cutting boards, hot plates, etc. For do-it-yourself enthusiasts, these can offer enjoyable and rewarding projects. There are many such inspiring ideas to be found on sites such as Pinterest that can while away a Sunday afternoon.
As you can note, wood goes beyond the image of a building material that is only suitable for a traditional or classic interiors. Wood can also be a perfect material for rooms with a modern feel. At Woodmood, we are convinced that wood is a valued creator of the environment and a natural guardian of the environment, both indoors and outdoors. Wooden solutions help to create a cozy atmosphere and maintain a healthy indoor climate. Woodmood knows how to contribute to this and how to bring out the personality of a room so that it delivers the right mood.
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