When it comes to home decorating, there are endless styles. Trends change, personal tastes change and choosing the right furniture and accessories to complement your décor can be difficult. However, one type of furniture that never goes out of style is solid wood furniture. No matter what trends are in or style you choose, you can find a wood piece that will match it perfectly.
Are you traditional?
Those with traditional tastes tend to prefer polished, luxurious furniture pieces. Think lush rugs on hardwood floors, elegant and heavy drapes and meticulously carved mirrors, frames and other accessories. Historically, traditional styles tended to use lots of red and gold; however, now people tend to prefer less dramatic colours, such as taupe, cream and lavender.
For your wood furniture, choose elegant pieces with ornate embellishments. Dramatic gilt-framed mirrors are a great traditional piece. You should also consider bookshelves and high-backed chairs with lush cushions. Go for furniture that features a deep, dark wood.
Are you country?
Country tastes tend to be more laidback than traditional tastes. There’s generally a lot of mix-and-match furniture, accented with warm quilts, rustic baskets and a mix of unpainted and unfinished pieces. The emphasis is always on handmade pieces and accessories. For colours, the country look works best with rusty red, bright yellow, dark green and bright blue.
For wood furniture in a country style, go with pieces that look and feel worn or unfinished. You don’t want the room to look too polished. Instead, opt for cozy chairs that you can sit in for hours and big, rustic-looking end tables and family-style kitchen tables.
Are you contemporary?
Contemporary tastes like everything crisp and uncluttered, often with a mix of metal, glass and stone accessories – all of it in clean lines. Soothing shades like grey, cream, pale green and blue work well in contemporary rooms, as do unusual or surprising shapes.
For your wood furniture, go with simple, functional furniture. Avoid ornate carvings or dramatic pieces.
Hart’s Country Furniture sells solid wood furniture and can give you suggestions on how to best decorate in your style. Visit www.pinefurnitureontario.com for more information.