Patterned wood may have been a big deal in the 1970s, but it’s an even bigger one in 2020. Used in the right way, patterned wood can create a stunning visual in the home, transforming even the simplest, most everyday of objects into eye-catching statement pieces. If you looking to add a bit of fresh character to your interiors, don’t miss checking out these top ten ways of using patterned wood
1. A Chevron Headboard
A patterned wood headboard can add a fabulous touch of rustic charm to the bedroom. Try a chevron design in an array of different woods for something a little different – its unique, statement style will update and refresh the room in an instant.
2. A Herringbone Floor
Herringbone is a classic pattern that will suit just about any room you choose to feature it in. Try flooring your living room, dining room, kitchen, or just about any other room you’d like to add a bit of style to in a fabulous herringbone-patterned wood. Match the color of the wood to the overall scheme of the room – some spaces look best with a neutral, ashy tone, while others benefit from warmer, golden hues. Remember to protect the wood and keep it looking its best by using a sealant – it may be a little extra work in the short term, but you won’t regret the effort when the floors still looking glorious a decade down the line.
3. Look Up
Get everyone looking up by introducing some sleekly stylish wooden ceiling panels into your room. Keep things classic or add some fun with unusual angles or playful patterns. As the panels will naturally lower the ceiling slightly (not to mention darken the room), the concept works best in high ceilinged rooms that get plenty of natural daylight. That said, don’t shy away from the idea if you’re a fan of the cozy –providing you make sure to add plenty of lamps, the style can look charmingly intimate in even the smallest of rooms.
4. A Glam Coffee Table
Why add yet another generic, identikit glass-topped coffee table to your room when you could stand out from the crowd with a gleaming, chevron-patterned wooden table instead? Opt for one in high quality, gleaming wood for a statement piece that’ll take pride of place in your living room for years to come.
5. From Plain Bathroom to Sumptuous Spa
Everyone deserves a sanctuary… why not turn your bathroom into yours by adding a bit of spa-like glamor? Covering your bathroom walls in patterned wood creates a gorgeously intimate environment that will make you feel like you’ve been transported straight to a luxury spa. Keep the rest of the fixtures and fittings clean and simple to allow the full glory of the wood to shine. And don’t, whatever you do, add any flouncy blinds or elaborate curtains to your windows – this is a look that’s best complemented by a minimalistic approach to accessories and lots of natural daylight (although if the bathroom faces straight onto a busy street, feel free to save your modesty and other’s blushes by adding a simple drape or two).
6. A Stylish Dresser
A dresser might be functional, but let’s face it, it’s not the most inspiring piece of furniture around. But it doesn’t need to be quite so boring as it is. As rhythmofthehome.com suggests, a zig-zag pattern is an easy way to add some eye-catching appeal to the front of an otherwise plain dresser. One part rustic and one part achingly contemporary, it’ll make your dresser anything but boring. You could even go one step further and follow the Rhythm of the Home’s suggestion of adding a big sunburst mirror above your new piece – it’ll act as the perfect complement to all that gorgeous wood.
7. Fake It
Want the patterned wood effect but lack the materials? Believe it or not, it’s easier to fake the look than you might think. The Spruce has several suggestions on how you can introduce a little patterned magic into your home, including introducing long, slender tiles in variegated colors. You could even get crafty with stencils and stains to give a plain wood floor a gorgeous inlaid look without costing you a fortune in the process.
8. From Wall to Wall
The floors of your home might seem the most fitting place to show-off a patterned wood effect, but why stop there? Dial things up a notch by taking things to the walls. If you want full-on southern charm, clad all four walls in a crisscrossed wood pattern. If you’re not quite confident to go that far, turn one wall into a feature wall with the help of some multi-colored panels and a plain baseboard frame. Keep the rest of the walls and décor simple to avoid distracting from the star of the show. If you prefer a more rustic look, do as homedit.com suggests and whitewash the planks – it may be simple, but it’ll certainly catch the eye.
9. Colorful Floors
The natural beauty of wood is hard to beat, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try. A patterned wood floor is a great place to add a vibrant splash of color to your room and is guaranteed to be a big show stopper. It is, however, a look that works best in smaller spaces such as hallways, kid’s bedrooms, stairwells, and petite bathrooms – going full rainbow in a larger room like a living room might be a little too full-on for most tastes.
10. A Nod to the Rustic
If you’ve always craved a bit of the simple life, why not introduce a little country-side charm to your home with the aid of some rustic wooden barn doors? There are a plethora of options available that utilize patterned wood in their design and the options on how to incorporate them into your interior go way beyond the front door. Why not try replacing the doors to the master bedroom with an eye-catching geometrically patterned piece? If you’ve got a built-in closet, you could even turn it into a design feature by replacing its ten-a-piece sliding doors with a chic closure styled with v-shaped wooden pieces.