Times change but the classic beauty of wooden furniture is, well… eternally timeless!
If you wish to add a few exquisite touches to your home, don’t shy away from oak, mahogany, beech, or even light pine wooden items.
Wood goes with everything and there are varieties to suit any colour scheme or interior theme. Secondly, the wood is long lasting so you won’t feel the need to replace it in a couple of years.
Here are eight furniture items that just wouldn’t be the same if they were made of any material other than wood:
1. Captivating Coffee Table
You can leave out the bulky wooden sofas in your living space but you will miss the utility and beauty of an elegant coffee table. A perfectly crafted short legged, wide surface area table placed in the centre of your living room can elevate the style quotient of the entire room. If you wish to make it even more unique, give it your special touch. You can add your favourite magazines or books, therapeutic plants, candles or even interesting tray arrangements. Make it fun.
2. Vintage Chest of Drawers
Storage options can innovate all they like but the old world charm of a wooden chest of drawers cannot be replaced. As vintage returns in all its glory, a chest of drawers looks best in this enduring avatar. You can opt for a smaller 2 to 3 drawer variety but the original wooden chest has around 4 deep rows with a mix of smaller and wider drawer spaces. Teak and oak are popular choices for this item and vintage designs often possess the distressed look. There are a variety of handles and knobs to choose from. These flexible drawer sets can be placed anywhere in your home in all their beauty and grandeur. So, go ahead and flaunt it.
3. Essential Study Table
Whether you’re a parent who works from home or you have children that need motivation to study, a solid wooden study table is ideal. It can be built or bought with shelves, drawers, a sliding keyboard drawer or it can be a plain table with a clear unobstructive surface to keep books, sheets of card paper, geometry tools, or even large maps. Wood is essential for study tables as it can take weight and there’s no danger of tipping over or breakage.
4. Stunning Shoe Stand
Nobody expects a shoe stand to be attractive. In fact, we dread opening the shoe storage and are always looking for better ways to disguise everyday footwear. Wooden shoe stands are the ideal way to store daily shoes and sandals without them looking like an eyesore. You can enclose your shoe stand with doors to make it look like a compact wooden cupboard. Alternatively, you may design unique shelving options such as slanting planks, octagon-shaped compartments or shelves with partitions between shoes.
A sound set of wooden closets or cupboards will give a sense of warmth to your bedroom while providing ample space for your prized and personal items. This is an opportunity to utilise long lasting teak or oak planks with a natural lustre finish to give a grand, old school look. Even if you decide on light, modern beds or tables, a durable wooden closet may be the only thing your bedroom needs to infuse that homely feeling.
6. Handy Side Tables
It always helps to have a table handy, whether near a sofa, bed or a lounge chair for your everyday use gadgets, your beverage or your half eaten sandwich. Many people are opting for compact side tables like these in their living rooms to complement their sofas, which not only gives you a trendy look but also saves space. You can also choose for side tables with drawers if storage is what you need.
7. Classic Bookshelf
If you love books, you will not be able to resist a classic bookshelf. People use birch or maple for their bookshelves. You may cover it with veneer plywood for a smooth finish but make sure that the actual structure is of good quality wood. Wood keeps your books safe and moisture free. You may stack as many heavy books as you want in a wooden bookshelf without having to worry about it collapsing under the weight.
8. Dining Table and Chairs
If dinner time is cherished in your home, a lovely wooden dining table and chair set is absolutely necessary. Families and friends that eat together, stay together. With an elegant wooden dining table and matching dining chairs, you and your loved ones can spend hours at it eating, sharing, talking, and playing board games. You can be sure that your dining table survives as long as your valuable memories do.