The warmth and richness of wood is an excellent design element for introducing texture and color into any room and can be used in both functional and decorative features. Wooden accents can be used to complement wooden floors and furniture, as well as to contrast and enhance a wide range of color palettes. It’s also an easy material to work with, allowing for great versatility in customized designs and client specific requirements. Here we’ll look at some of the ways you can introduce carpentry accents into your Tenlytown interior design to take advantage of lumber’s timeless appeal.
An excellent accompaniment to both modern and traditional kitchens, wooden cabinets are an attractive feature that complements almost any kitchen aesthetic. Dark stained woods are perfect for bringing out the color and grain of white marble countertops, the mottled pink of certain types of granite and the gentle blushes of travertine floors. Lighter stained cabinets contribute to a warm, sunny kitchen environment, complementing both black and gray granite countertops, as well as black and stainless steel appliances.
Doors and door frames
A wooden door for your front entrance can make a bold statement, create a welcoming impression from the street or introduce the design theme of your home. Inside the home, wooden doors create an air of luxury and a strong threshold between rooms. For more subtle hints of carpentry, however, bare wood door frames can be used to complement doors painted white or shades of mocha and charcoal.
With a high ratio of glass to frame, wooden frames can be elegant while adding the subtle hint of wood to your decor. Wooden window frames do require more maintenance than frames of other materials, but the vintage appeal can be worth the extra attention. Windowsills, window cornices and jambs are other elements of a window that can benefit from the aesthetic of wood and contribute to a rustic or vintage design.
Bare wood cornices frame a room and have the effect of lowering the ceiling and confining the space. This can be an effective tool for creating comfort in large, airy rooms, or in homes with high ceilings. A definite vintage touch, wooden cornices can be either sleek and simple in their design or ornately crafted to contribute an air of old world charm and sophistication. Thinner cornices can contribute an elegant border to an decorative ceiling, framing it as a point of focus.
Wooden paneling is synonymous with antique studies and smoking rooms, and as such can appear quite formal. However with the right style, tone and type of wood, wooden paneling can create a warm and welcoming mood for a room. Certain designs can also be used to add natural grain and texture to a modern aesthetic as a feature wall or motif.
In the same way that bare wood cornices frame a ceiling, bare wood baseboards anchor a room, providing visual weight at its base. Being below eye-level, baseboards are a subtle accent and an excellent way to introduce wood into your interior design, highlighting matching wooden furniture and cabinetry throughout your home.