One of the neatest and most inspiring home trends that has become popular, is using wood décor items to add touches of personality and uniqueness to your home. There is just something about wood that feels homey, warm, and safe. Wood can make a surprisingly chic change to your interior design project as well, but it will never feel cold or harsh like some other materials.
If you are working on a home remodel, or are designing a house that is still being built, you might have noticed that there are a lot of great ways to use wood décor to make your home unique and beautiful. If you are looking for some inspiration, read this list of unique wood home décor ideas that will make your home remodel look stunning!
Unique Wood Home Decor Ideas
1. Natural Log Table
This has often been a style that was linked to log cabins, or to beach homes, but this style has grown more and more popular in recent years. There are many places to source one of these cool tables, which is usually a segment of an actual tree that has had a glass tabletop attached to it. You might see driftwood, natural logs, or other kinds of wood used for this style of table.
Some tables are made with hollowed-out logs, and you can insert a light in the middle to add a soft glow to the table that is very appealing. This is a timeless style that offers up an instant touch of cozy practicality to your home.
2. Sliding Barn Doors
These great space-saving doors are hung on a sliding track so that you don’t have to have room for them to swing open and shut. They can be made from any kind of wood that you want, from reclaimed wood to fresh, new knotty pine, or darker stained or painted wood.
These doors immediately make a room feel homey and they are really great for half baths, rooms inside of small apartments, or a home that needs just a small touch of rustic charm that is still chic. This is a great way to use wood in your home that serves a wonderful practical purpose beyond just being decorative.
Shiplap is a really delightful, beachy material that never goes out of style. This durable wall accent can be used in a covered porch, a mudroom, or even your living room as an accent wall. It comes in natural and painted options and it immediately gives a room that cottagey, cozy feeling.
Shiplap isn’t all that expensive in most areas since it is usually used as outdoor siding for practical buildings like sheds and barns, and it is very easy to install. This is an easy DIY upgrade that you can even take on yourself if you want to create a shiplap accent wall in your home.
4. Natural Wood Bookshelves
These clever and unique pieces are often custom-designed for your home space and might use reclaimed wood, driftwood, or other styles of logs and shelves to create a whimsical and delightful book or Knick Knack shelf in your living room, bedroom, or any other room in the house that you would like this kind of design element. This is not an expensive upgrade, and the instant effect on the room is one of cozy, cheery warmth. Many people say that this style of shelf makes them think of the beach, or else it reminds them of a cheery little hobbit hole. This is a great option in kid’s rooms or playrooms as well, where play and practicality blend all day long!
5. Wooden Coasters
You would be surprised at how much of an impact small items like coasters make in the overall design of your room. You might have a single wooden accent wall in the room and be wondering how to tie it all together with your furniture or other décor.
Sometimes all that is needed are some wooden coasters and the look is complete! Wooden coasters can be made from slices off of actual logs that have been smoothed and sealed, or they might be made with artistic carvings and designs in them. There are so many ways to create and plan this little touch of design that you will be able to find the right coasters for your needs easily.
6. Driftwood Counters
These kinds of natural wood counters for kitchens and bathrooms have become very popular of late and it’s easy to see why! Driftwood immediately conveys a sense of nature and the outdoors to your room. Adding lightly sanded and varnished hunk of driftwood to your bathroom, or possibly your kitchen makes a huge statement.
This is a great way to create a delightful pop of unique color and it will be a source of constant compliments and discussion in your home for years to come.
7. Headboard and Other Bedroom Furniture
Reclaimed wood is often the material used for bedroom furniture, but you could also use driftwood or pine, or any other wood that suits your style. The floating headboard is very in right now, making this a great time to create a unique headboard that will stay on the wall without needing to be attached to the bed frame itself.
Add some custom side tables or a dresser, and you have instantly created a chic and totally warm, and inviting bedroom environment. This is a great way to add a log cabin feel to your home, even if it is not a cabin at all!
Adding Wooden Décor to Your Home Brings in a Sense of Nature and Peace
Something about wood just feels calming to us. There is a deep connection to nature that we all relate to wood, and adding wooden design elements to your home brings that comforting peace into the house naturally. Adding a touch of wooden décor to your home will make it chic, cozy, and beautiful for years to come.