Wood tones are a go-to for home décor of any interior design. Why? Because wood is natural and you want to bring that beautiful bit of nature into your home. There are lots of wood tones to choose from, but the following shades are among the top-ranked wood selections for specific, complementary design looks.
Gray/Slate Wood—Modern & Simple
Gray or slate-toned woods are often stained after being sanded and polished to that lovely gleam that you know so well. These woods are modern and simple, with a tone that goes best kitchen appliances. And, if you don’t want to spend a small fortune to renovate your home, you can opt for fake woods [nobody has to know].
Cherry Wood—Bright & Beautiful
This kind of wood has a natural red that is both bright and beautiful. It goes best in a bedroom or living room, where you can often implement bold décor to complement that natural vibrancy of the wood. Cherry wood floors are insta-loveliness for your home décor.
Natural Wood—Rustic, Basic, and Goes with Everything
When in doubt, go all-natural. This kind of wood goes with absolutely everything in your home. And you can put it in any room. If you want to give your home a rustic, log cabin feel, opt for every room. Or, if you prefer a basic man cave, panel the walls with natural wood. It’s a great natural insulator and would look fantastic with everyday accessories, like a shunted lamp holder.
Black Wood—Mysterious and Versatile
Black is a go-to wood if you want something versatile with a little mystery. Deck out your bathroom with black wood, but with bright décor, like a light blue shower curtain and matching rugs and countertop accessories. Or, use black wood in a spare bedroom to impress your guests with your awesome knowledge of interior design.
DIY “Wood” with Custom Stains
If none of these woods strike your fancy, consider DIY custom stains that give you the tone and feel that you want. There are hundreds of stain options at your local hardware store. And all you need are simple instructions, a sturdy stain brush, the tone of your choice, and patience. The downside is it does take a little while for your stain to set. And some stains require multiple coats.
Wood tones are a beautiful, nature-made way for you to spruce up your home décor. However, real wood can cost a bundle. So, opt for mimicry. Vinyl and tile are just as good and you can get them in a huge selection of wood tones to suit your décor needs.