Spruce it up with wood!

Dated: August 20 2021

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3 Ways To Use Wood Features To

'Spruce' up Your Home

Whether you are renovating an older home or putting the finishing touches on a new one, you would be amiss if you did not consider how to include furniture and other items made of wood. With a diverse range of colors and textures, wooden features are a must-have for any modern home design. Let's take a look at three ways that you can use wood to add a little spice to your home décor. 

Try A Visually Striking Wood Wall

Accent walls are all the rage.  If you are looking to add some 'pop' to a room, consider adding an offset, patterned or reclaimed barn board to the space. Your options are limitless when it comes to adding wood to a wall. Designing with horizontal slats with a lighter wood like pine creates a warm, modern feel. Alternatively, try a flat wall made of hardwood boards of a darker shade than the room's paint. You can also choose a variety of boards in multiple colours or shades to give yourself a one of a kind look.

Go Rustic With A Farmhouse Dining Table 

Does your dining room feel a little boring with your standard table and chairs? A rustic farmhouse dining table is an excellent way to breathe some life into your dining area. In addition, hardwood tables like these are sturdy and can suffer a lot of punishment. They are the perfect choice for families that are used to hosting large dinners or having company over.

If you are so inclined, you can build a table like this in just a few hours. Search around online for plans and head down to your local hardware store to get things started. 

Reclaim And Refinish For Timeless Beauty

Finally, give some thought as to how you can use reclaimed wood in your home. Consider replacing tile or linoleum with a some "rip and refinish" hardwood flooring reclaimed from another house. Or if you would rather have some wooden furniture, you can get chairs or side tables that are made of reclaimed wood. If you are around the a beach, look around for large pieces of driftwood that can be turned into furniture by a local tradesman.  Another choice is to visit a re-sale shop and find some treaures to style for your own space at a bargain price.

Want to know where you can find second hand shops in our area?  Give me a call and I am happy to share!

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Sara White

Helping families buy, sell and invest in Real Estate in Collingwood, Blue Mountains and Wasaga Beach. With over 25 years of business experience, I guarantee client satisfaction. Expert negotiation ski....

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