Wood is still the preferred material to decorate the living room. And reasons are not lacking! The natural finishes, durability, insulation, and warmth that your furniture gives off make us fall in love! Here is the proof!
1. MIX OF STYLES
Untreated aged wood conveys a sense of longing for other times and ways of life. In this living room, the impressive rustic-style storage chest – which could well have belonged to a tailor – contrasts with the simplicity of the more modern design television cabinet. That contrast of white and wood, of old and new, makes this room gain balance and warmth.
2. FURNITURE WITH FEELING
Surely in your living room, there is an old inherited piece of wood that has accompanied you in all your moves and to which you have always found accommodation. A trunk, a side table, a display cabinet … they are much more than furniture for you https://cosywood.co.uk/. In addition to generating emotions, its designs, locks, legs or envelopes have that special charm that makes you fall in love, like that of this bacon table with a blind opening that looks just as beautiful in the living room, surrounded by plants, as it does in the kitchen. Next to the planter stool, it looks great.
3. A WOODEN DISPLAY CASE AS A BOOKCASE
Have a soft spot for showcases in the living room? No wonder they are so versatile! In them you can store books, tableware, collections … and show them off. If it is made of solid wood or very bulky, glass doors will lighten its design. This one in the picture with sliding doors up and down has been used as a bookcase. It is made of teak wood, resistant to water, cracks, termites, and fungi.
4. BETWEEN THE INDUSTRIAL AND THE NORDIC
Or what is the same between the urban and the rustic? This is how this room has been designed in perfect balance, where the cold of metal coexists in harmony with the warmth of wood and fiber, materials responsible for raising the temperature. What does this show? That, in the industrial style, the combination of iron and wood triumphs above all.
5. A WOODEN WEEKLY IN THE READING CORNER
Surely you know what a chiffonier is, that tall and narrow dresser with drawers, which you have seen in your elders’ home more than once. That so characteristic piece of furniture adopted the name of weekly if it had 7 drawers, one for each day of the week. Formerly it was used in the bedroom to store lingerie or as it was said at that time “the mute”. Today it reappears in the living room as a desk or to store those objects that do not have a precise place. This one in the image is presented double, with 14 drawers, and is part of this reading corner with armchairs and a wooden stool, as a side table.
6. A SIMPLE OPEN BOOKCASE
Sometimes in the living room we have a bare corner that we don’t know whether to fill or leave it empty. Everything will depend on the dimensions of the room and the design of the furniture that we are going to put. A successful formula is to place an open wooden shelving unit : it is light, not overwhelming and will come in handy as extra storage. It is what has been done here, three or four shelves are enough to house books, decorative objects and much more.
7. THE TABLES, THE PROTAGONISTS
Take a look at your living room, are most of the tables in it made of wood? Surely yes. Some may combine this material with metal, such as the center and auxiliary, while others reappear majestic in solid wood, such as the dining room. In this dining room in the image we find them varied: large and small, oval, rectangular, and square … Look at how they have been decorated, with glass objects, books, and vases with flowers.
8. A RECYCLED WOOD BOOKCASE
If you had to opt for a style to decorate your living room, would the classic win by a landslide? Next to the chester leather sofa in front of the fireplace, you can imagine a generous wooden bookcase with great storage capacity: open at the top for books and decorative objects and closed at the bottom to store table clothes, crockery, cutlery… A ladder making it easy for you to reach the last shelf would complete its romantic design. Stop dreaming and take action! You will find a model similar to the one in the image at Maisons du Monde in recycled pine wood. It is the Aristote two-body model.
9. RESISTANT WOODS IN YOUR LIVING ROOM
If you ask a carpenter which woods are best suited for furniture, oak is sure to top the list . Dense, durable, easy to handle, moisture resistant, has many varieties of color and achieves a good finish with varnishes and paints. It is not surprising then that you choose it for your living room: on the coffee table, in floor lamps, even to decorate the walls with pictures and mirrors. Will not disappoint you!
10. CLOSED AND OPEN STORAGE
Having a wooden furniture from floor to ceiling to store is the most common thing in the living room. If you choose a model with doors, in light tones and with push opening, you will avoid overloading the environment. The one with the image takes center stage with the television and the integrated fireplace. Instead of extending it from end to end, a part has been left open to fix floating shelves that reduce the feeling of overwhelm.