How to use wood furniture in modern interior style

By Sklar Furnishings

Design Inspiration, Tips & Trends

April 11, 2019

Wood has always been a traditional and a beautiful interior design element. However, when used in furnishings, wood often comes across as rustic. Rustic does not mean outdated or worn-down, in fact when used in the right style, rustic can be graceful and bring along a balance to the modern interior style. The highly versatile material comes in a variety of colors, textures, and grain patterns to please every interior design taste. The use of wood does not have to be limited to furniture, as it can easily be incorporated into flooring and walls as well. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for when you have figured out where to use wood as the base style element.

Maintain the color tone of large furniture pieces

Mix and match is good but sometimes it creates a lack of harmony in the space. So, if you decide to use different varieties of wood, make sure that the larger furniture pieces are in a matching brown shade. Now that big pieces have added a harmonious appeal to the room, feel free to add smaller furniture pieces or wooden accents in different shades of brown to add a little pop and color element to the surroundings. The Karma Dining Table pairs well with the Elodi Buffet storage unit in size and color shades.

Integrate the shades throughout the room

Another key point to keep in mind is to integrate the different wooden shades throughout the room and not divide the room up by keeping lighter wood on one side and the darker on the other. By spreading out the different colors of wood, it will create a smooth flow of calmness over your modern style room. 

Alternate the wood colors with furnishings

A majority of the modern or contemporary living rooms follow the monochromatic or the lighter shade influence, which will be out of place for a dark wood furnishing. Color coordinate the furnishing sets with alternate wood colors. Combining Ditre Italia’s Cut Chairs with Dellarobbia’s Sakai Area Rug is a perfect example of combining two tones of wooden elements into one corner of the room.  

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