The importance of including wood tones in your home decor || Worthing Court

The so called “rules” of decorating say that every room should have a touch of black.  Okay, but did you know that there’s another element that I think is important to include?  It’s another one of those things that you may not give much thought to, but can make all the difference in the warmth and welcoming appeal of a room.

That element, my friend, is wood tones.  I quite literally stumbled upon this realization by accident.  As I’ve been working through the process of making over every single room in my house,  I’ve come to believe that every room needs to have at least a little bit of something wood toned in it.  There are lots and lots of ways to add those tones to your rooms!  Let me show you a few.

Yes, my breakfast area already had wood floors, diy wood shelves and a wood sideboard – I guess those are to be expected.  But something magical seemed to happen when I added the curtains that also have a bit of brown mixed in with the mostly gray medallion print.  I know you all love it too because I get lots and lots of questions about those draperies!  I purchased them at Target, but sadly, they no longer carry them.

THE EVOLUTION OF A FARMHOUSE BREAKFAST NOOK

Add warmth and bring your room to life by always adding a touch of wood tones! || Worthing Court

 

You might not think about your laundry room, but hey – you have to spend time doing laundry – right???  May as well make it as pretty as you can.  The addition of a chunky wood shelf above the washer/dryer warmed up what would otherwise have been a cold and sterile looking space.

REMODELED LAUNDRY ROOM – BEFORE AND AFTER

You spend a lot of time doing laundry, so why not make your spot as inviting as you can? The addition of wood tones will take away the cold and sterile look. || Worthing Court

 

I had TOO much wood in my dining room – that is until I gave it a makeover!  Paint and an area rug took care of the sea of brown, but what I think really makes this room sing is the addition of diy FIxer Upper style hanging lanterns.

HOW TO BUILD FIXER UPPER STYLE HANGING LANTERNS

Wood tones warm up a room and bring it to life! || Worthing Court

 

My home office is another space where I broke up the sea of brown by giving my shelves a huge makeover and painting the desk legs gray.  Since there are so many beige and gray elements in this room, I made sure to add several wood toned accessories to warm it up.

A VERY DATED LIVING ROOM BECOMES A FARMHOUSE OFFICE – BEFORE AND AFTER

A very dated living room becomes a suburban farmhouse style home office || Worthing Court

 

Rustic industrial storage solution in a suburban farmhouse style home office || Worthing Court

 

And one last example…our family room.  When decorating this room, I very seriously considered painting our entertainment center.  It’s huge and it’s brown!  I’m so glad that I didn’t take that step.  Yes, I think it would have looked fine if it were painted, but this is a large room and I think that removing this one large wood toned element would have taken away from the warmth of the room.

A VERY TRADITIONAL FAMILY ROOM GETS A SUBURBAN FARMHOUSE MAKEOVER – BEFORE AND AFTER

A very dated and traditional family room transformed to suburban farmhouse style || Worthing Court

I did manage to give it a bit of a farmhouse makeover without using any paint though.

HOW I GAVE MY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER A MAKEOVER {WITHOUT PAINT!}

Replace glass doors with chicken wire for a totally new look || Worthing Court

The entertainment center isn’t the only wood toned element in the room.  There’s also my diy blanket ladder, diy sofa table and many of the elements that are a part of the gallery wall.

You'll Want To Add A Little Of This To Your Home Decor || Worthing Court 

I would never have believed that I’d be recommending that you add a little brown to your rooms, but it will make all the difference in the world!  What do you think – are you a fan or not so much?

 

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