How to Mix and Match Wood in Your Décor

How to Mix and Match Wood in Your Décor

May 4th 2022

When exploring different interior home design options, you may have to mix and match different wood tones. Finding the perfect blend between your wooden furnishings and hardwood floor can be nerve-wracking. Luckily, you have the creative freedom to use different wood finishes that complement each other when customizing your home. Here are a few décor tips to get you started on mixing wood tones in a chic and fashionable way.

Choose a Dominant Wood Tone as the Foundation

Although we have the freedom of blending different wood tones, consider choosing a dominant wood finish as the foundation of your living space. If you have a wooden floor, that’s your primary wood tone. Alternatively, you can pick a large piece of furniture or centerpiece like the dining table, desk, or dresser to be the foundation wood piece.

Afterward, you can choose other wood tones while referring to your main piece. When mixing wood tones, you can go for large contrasts like adding darker accents to light or neutral foundation. You can also try maintaining a common element between your wood pieces, like sticking with clean-lined shapes vs. curvy ones.

Mix Different Textures, Not the Tone

The easiest way to mix and match wood tones is to play with texture. A piece of art with more textural interest will stand out from its surroundings. It's always a good idea to add a little extra of something that you don't see a lot of in your room. For example, if you have smooth-faced furniture, adding in one furnishing with a bit of visual interest will have a big impact.

If you have several rustic wooden pieces, you can add a few ultra-modern objects to make your living space feel fresh and current. If you're mixing wood tones, be mindful that your other finishes are cohesive with each other (brass tones, silver tones, and so on).

Shop With Samples

All the different kinds of wood available at your local hardware store can easily overwhelm you. Despite numerous shades to choose from, you only need your sample board when out shopping. Take a piece of each type of wood that interests you and evaluate how well they go together. Start with a natural wood tone, like oak or pine. You might be surprised at how well one piece blends with a completely different kind of wood.

Vary the Undertones

Combining wood furnishings with different undertones is a great way to create a space that feels cohesive and harmonious. For example, you can complement a room comprising light oak furniture with a dark cherry bed frame or an antique walnut side table. Varying the undertone helps to improve your home aesthetic and add more dimension. You also get to bring out the natural beauty of wooden pieces.

Choose Barndoorz

With these tips, you can start layering different wood tones and add multidimensionality to your living space. Custom sliding barn doors can be an excellent and versatile addition to your home décor. Barndoorz offers a diverse collection of classic rolling barn doors that can blend perfectly with other wood finishes. Contact us today for further inquiries.