Let's play a game. Which is cozier: a room full of sleek, white, pristine furniture, or one with a variety of textures like jute rugs, woven baskets, and wooden legs?
"Why, Madeline, the one with the wood, of course. I don't want to live in a laboratory!"
Of course you don't! So, how in the world do we incorporate these woody textures? Here are some ideas:
- Wooden (or wooden-looking) trays
- Logs in a fireplace (real wood, please!)
- Woody picture frames
- Wooden benches
- Wooden coasters
- Wooden chair
- Wooden door
- Stump table
- Jute rugs
- Woven baskets
- Wooden legs on furniture
Why does wood make our spaces homier? It basically just makes them feel less like a pristine décor laboratory and more like nature.
Action point: Bring something woody inside. It can even be a few dry branches that you get from your backyard and stick in a jar.
I hope y'all are taking action. There's no point in reading if we aren't taking some sort of action, am I right?
This post is part of my 31 Ways to Cozy Up Your Space series.