Top 8 Most Impressive Wood Accents You Can Build With Our Hardwoods
Homes are places that typically provide warmth, good vibes, and love. They are also a sample of someone’s design preferences, style, personality, and decor choices. This last part is where wood accents get protagonism.
Having wood elements around the house will give sophistication and elegance to your spaces. It will also improve your health, giving you the same benefits as nature.
Multiple research has shown that being surrounded by timber will boost your mood and self-expression. It will also provide a comfortable feeling, improve air quality, and reduce stress and blood pressure, among other benefits.
It also has other amazing features that make it stand out from different materials. Hardwoods, for instance, have natural oils that give them incredible properties such as resistance to weathering, rot, insect damage, and even fire. These high-quality, exotic species have a lifespan of more than 50 years.
Wood is also a versatile material with a high workability coefficient. It goes with all kinds of decoration styles not only because of its colors or texture but also because of its firm structure. It is, without a doubt, the right material to create harmonious and unique spaces.
In addition, these accents are easy to clean and install. If you are skilled, you can easily create your own authentic wood decorative elements to show around the house.
So, as wood lovers here at Brazilian Lumber, we are glad to share the 8 most impressive accents you can build with our hardwoods.
1. Use Wood For Shelves
Make it pretty and functional. Provide a rustic feel to your home with an appealing style by using this to make elegant shelves. Hardwoods and softwoods are sturdy enough to hold anything you may need to keep or show off as a decorative element, for example, this towel holder.
As for hardwoods, they have remarkable properties due to some natural oils they contain. These oils make them impervious to almost everything and more durable.
2. Inset Wood Accent Wall
See how good this accent wall looks in this office. The cool part is that you can make it with any kind of tropical hardwood. We recommend using the best hardwood samples we offer: Ipe, Cumaru, Jatoba, Garapa, and Tigerwood.
The wall seen in the picture was made by installing 2x2s spaced about 2 inches apart in order to give the wall movement and depth.
Feel free to decorate your spaces as you like. We can share some creative ideas with you, but you can always improve any of them with your style. For instance, timber is used in many ways as an inset accent wall. You can put it outside, in the backyard, as seen in this photo.
The picture shows a set in the garden with a protective pergola and a large outdoor TV screen. This outdoor accent wall made of Cumaru is the ultimate place to hang out. The accent wall is a great place for the TV and is the perfect backdrop for entertaining, it gives a contemporary look to this special backyard.
3. Wood Accent As Background Of A Wall
Be creative and let your imagination run wild. The rustic look of wood used as a background for any wall gives the room more character. Using deck tiles, you can make a ipe background like the one in the picture above.
This is a versatile material. This background could be used as a headboard for a bed or as a decorative accent on your living room wall.
4. Make A Wood Slab Sign
Any slab has a unique, raw, rustic look that perfectly matches all style preferences. Give your space the character and class only Ipe has, and enhance the place with out-of-the-ordinary accents.
With this idea, you can personalize a family gathering by using a particular slab sign to decorate the table. You can also hang it somewhere where everyone can see it. Sometimes details are all that matter.
5. Use Wood To Build Benches & Planters
Wood is not only beautiful but functional. Look how practical and chic, these benches are made from tropical hardwoods that are also planters. At Brazilian Lumber, we can mill hardwoods in the sizes you need for your projects.
Remember that our samples are the best hardwoods in the world, with superb natural properties and extraordinary features. You will get indestructible benches/planters that will last in excellent condition for years with minimal maintenance.
6. Create A Private Screen With Wood
Speaking of paradises, you can take your backyard to the next level with this privacy screen made of Ipe. Make your entertainment center where you can enjoy the summer, gather with friends, play board games, and have fun.
This is a perfect way to expand your living room. Use your creativity to subtly connect your indoor space with your outdoor space and make the most of your new social area.
7. Make An Outdoor Trash Can With Wood
Most people have plastic trash and recycling bins that are pretty unsightly. Why not replace these with beautiful Ipe-covered trashcans?
Perhaps you can choose Ipe shorts to build one just like it. We also offer Ipe in that format.
8. Make An Overhang With Wood
Some details make a huge difference when remodeling a place. This stunning hardwood overhang provides that touch of subtlety and style everyone loves. This element also comes in handy for outdoor spaces, where a little shade is always needed.
To summarize, timber is a noble material and easy to work with, so there are many ways to create unique, stylish, and functional decorative elements.
In addition, by choosing hardwoods for your home projects, you get a material that stands out from the rest due to its exceptional properties. Hardwoods are weather, water, mold, and insect damage resistant. They are also low maintenance and have more than 50 years of lifespan.
In general terms, hardwood brings warmth, harmony, and beauty to any space thanks to its variation in color, texture, and even scents. Go for it; you won’t regret it.