The world of interiors is an exciting and ever-changing environment. The days of matchy-matchy wood furniture sets had their moment. And for better or for worse it has passed. Mixing different kinds of wood in your home makes the space inviting an unexpected. Generally, you don’t buy all your designer furniture in one fell swoop, so you’re probably already mixing wood furniture hues without knowing your bang on trend. Now, you just need to make sure you’re doing it right.
Portuguese brand WeWood have nailed the art of wood mixing in the Scarpa W Sideboard.
To keep things interesting in your interior décor, variations in colour, pattern, texture and style are essential. The same applies to your wooden pieces. For example, opt for modern chairs that have a complementary wooden tone or grain to your dining table. If they look too similar, it will look like you tried to make them the same and failed. Be more adventurous and pair a heavily grained wooden table with ultra modern chairs.
Smooth the transition between one piece of wooden furniture and the next by separating them with a contrasting rug. Since wood tones are considered ‘neutral’ in a colour palette, it’s easy to pair them with an array of colours and designs to achieve a visually pleasing result.
When you decorate with different wood finishes make sure you think about their placement and proximity in your home. Avoid having all the dark woods on one side of the room, as it may appear too dark and heavy. Instead, scatter them throughout in a balanced manner.
Go with the Grain
When all of the wood surfaces in a single space share the same tone and grain, nothing stands out and the room falls flat. Experiment with different kinds of grain and tie the different finishes and styles with an accent colour. Choose from our cuarted collection – throw pillows, floor lamps and side tables – to create a congruent flow through colour.