Wooden Furniture and Wall Tones
The last post discussed why one should give the 'nod' to wooden furniture: simply because it has way too many benefits to look past. This post will discuss how you can play up your wooden furniture and wall colours to add that extra element of style and class to your space. Irrespective of the type of wooden furniture you have in your space, be it oak or mahogany, it will only be unfair to not enhance its appearance and its quality finish. Here are a couple of ways that will tell you how you can work up an outstanding space for yourself by experimenting with different wall tones hues that will accentuate your wooden furniture.
1) Yellows and Oranges
If your wooden furniture has a war underlying quality, these two bright and happy colours can do wonders to your space by highlighting the slight orange and yellow tints of your wooden furniture, when used correctly and in the right amounts. This in turn will complement your space not only in terms of appearance but also in terms of the overall warmth and feel that it will eventually give. The lightness or darkness of a color is meant to be its value. So, if your wooden furniture has a cool undertone (shades of grey), by using a warm color (yellow or even a pale orange), you can sustain the vibrancy of the warm-and-cool mix.
When you think blue, you think of something that's rather calm and cool. For instance: the ocean, the sky or a slow song. However, if you use this colour well in your space, it could complement your wooden furniture in a rather bold and intense manner by highlighting its orange. If you're willing to experiment with an intense, bright blue, the contrast can be quite mesmerizing and edgy depending on the underlying quality of your wooden furniture. Note that if not used correctly, the entire feel of your space may come across as a tad bit too harsh.
3) Light and Dark (Contrast)
Wooden furnishings usually get tarnished over time and acquire hints of orange and yellow that adds to the depth and twists. If you are keen on experimenting and like the look of dark furniture against light walls (or light furniture against dark walls), you can opt for something like a mahogany or a cherry to strike a sharp contrast against any light color, be it a tinge of blue, green or maybe even a more vibrant colour from the colour-wheel. Exactly the same way, light wood would reflect pretty strongly against a bold, deep colour. If you want contrast with medium-tones, use wall colours that are subtle and light.
From white, grey and beige to black and brown, neutral colours are the safest to go with in terms of decorating your space and accentuating your wooden furniture. If you want to go for a colour that lies in the same color palette as your wooden furniture, keep in mind that color of your wall must necessarily be at least two shades lighter or darker than the furniture. This is important because you don't want them to match. The darkest neutrals of these colours will complement the warm undertones of your wooden furniture as much as they will the cool undertones.
Advantages to Having Wooden Furniture in Your Space
Wooden furniture is timeless. Although, the advent and acceleration of the industrial revolution brought about quite a large magnitude of change within the norms, the introduction of elements such as Aluminum, Steel and Glass however, didn't much affect the usage and importance of wood as an extremely vital component of furniture. Listed below are five major advantages of choosing wooden furniture over any other for your home/office décor.
• Wooden Furniture is Eco-Friendly
Not only does wooden furniture contribute toward making your space look alive and beautiful, it is also hugely eco-friendly which should be a big plus point considering that anymore damage to the environment at this point would only mean sabotage! There are absolutely no side-effects of wooden furniture so one can rest assured.
• Low Maintenance
Aside from being eco-friendly, wooden furniture requires very less maintenance in terms of appearance and quality compared to steel, glass, plastic or aluminum, another advantage to be considered. Dusting your wooden furniture now and again, probably get a wax/polish every two years and you're good to go. Since wooden furniture is always easy on your budget, half your problems are solved right there!
Wouldn't it be great if you could keep experimenting with the look of your office, living room or bedroom every now and then without having to invest too much time, energy or well, 'moola' ? 'Course it would be! So, one of the most exciting advantages to wooden furniture is that it can be modified with great ease. It's in your bedroom today, tomorrow you could want to put it out on the deck, in the lobby or outside in the garden: wooden furniture would still look as amazing as it did where you first put it. All this: without having to waste too much time or having to spend a buck.
Another advantage to having wooden furniture in your space is the fact that it is easy to keep. There is never an opportunity for termites or fungus to attack the wood and rot it because of its high durability. Wherever you keep it (indoors or outdoors) you're never going to have to worry about your wooden furniture getting damaged. Also, note that wooden furniture is tolerant of all weather conditions: meaning it will be just fine irrespective of the season and if you have it set outside, you don't have to bring it indoors or even keep it in storage.
• Natural and Gorgeous
Aside from all the other advantages that are associated with wooden furniture, the one that is obvious is that wooden furniture can do to your space what nothing else can. It is natural and looks classy and sophisticated in whichever part of your space it is set. Wooden furniture draws attention to the key attributes of the décor of your space and will always reflect authenticity through its naturally antique form.