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Wood you like to see more? The ultimate timber guide

Because wood is an absolute essential in a home, and choosing the right one is not for the faint-hearted.

Interiors by Carla Aston
Wood you like to see more? The ultimate timber guide
Clara Carlino de Paz
September 14, 2022

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Wood is a classic interior design material. For as long as we’ve made houses, we’ve looked to timber forests to help us create roofs, lay down floors and create environments where we feel safe. 

As much as it is a durable and sustainable material, not all woods are made alike, and choosing the right one for your space can feel like a daunting task. At the end of the day, this material is not the cheapest, and its lifespan should be in the decades, so your choice will be with you for a long, long time. 

But don’t be scared, friend! Let us take you through some of your options, including product samples and beautiful examples of wood in action. 

Dark and sophisticated

Dark wood can be a scary choice for those concerned about light and visual noise. However, dark wood can be super chic and sophisticated, and can give spaces a certain depth and class. 

Interiors by Albion Nord

Light and airy

If darkness is not your cup of tea, lighter woods can give you your desired effect. Light wood can be a great base to build up from, and a stellar option if you’re into contemporary and Scandinavian design. There is something quite rustic and quaint about light wood, so don’t discount it!

Interiors by Beata Heuman

Warm and classic

Sometimes, old school is right. A warm, medium-toned wood colour can work in almost all spaces, and it never carries the risk of dulling down a room. 

Interiors by Pierce and Ward

Patterned and unexpected

Wood doesn’t have to be limited to floors. With patterned timber planks or tiles you can do wonderful structures that emulate art. Otherwise, a patterned feel on the floor can feel classic and nostalgic, similar to Victorian flooring. Flexibility at its finest!

Interiors by O Studio

Funky and eccentric

Now, this final one is for the bold and brave. Coloured wood is not for everyone, but it can be if you pair down the interior design and let the floor be the focal point of the room. This could be a great option for commercial settings where a touch of eccentricity is welcome.

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