When it comes to giving a space character, color and texture are kings. However, we seem to talk a lot more about color than we do texture–perhaps because a crimson chenille throw is a more obvious accent than a closet door’s natural wood frame. But any designer will tell you that texture is just as important as color. A truly sensual atmosphere embraces your senses with lighting and color, sound or silence, fragrance candles or an open window, and rough or smooth textures. A timeless natural material, wood can be easily manipulated to achieve many different textures to enhance many different styles. What’s more, salvaged wood has emerged as a hot design trend this year. So jump on the bandwagon and check out these 4 ways to use wood in your bedroom decor.
Smooth Surfaces and Natural Tones for Chic Bedroom Decor
In this master bedroom, Jeffers Design Group has upended conventional design wisdom in its use of texture and color: usually one grounds the space by choosing flooring that is more textured or patterned than the walls, as well as two to three shades darker. Nevertheless, the designers have covered the wall accent wall behind the bed with reclaimed teak and the floor with a ribbed ivory carpet. Both the wood and the carpet have relatively soft textures and, in the natural light, give off a soft sheen. The teak wall pulls the eye in and causes the smaller wood accents to pop: the sideboard drawers’ front panels, the bedframe’s feet and the circular wooden stools.
Pair Natural Wood with Painted Wood for a Serene Atmosphere
Add Natural Tones and Textures to Cool Colors for Classic Elegance