Have you been thinking about touching up the house a bit? Wooden furniture is one of the best ways to do so. Every room in a home can usually benefit from some kind of natural wood.
What color wooden furniture you choose is going to depend on a few other factors. For one, what furnishings are built into the room which may happen to be made of wood? Examples include trim along the floors and ceiling, trim around the windows, any built in countertops or desks, and so on.
Make sure to select wooden furniture that is compatible with the rest of the room’s built-in features. Unless you want to do an entire room makeover, this is the way to go. When you shop, you may take with you a picture (either a printout or one on a digital camera or camera phone) of the room where the furniture might go.
The other factor that you should consider when it comes to wooden furniture color selection is what mood you want to present. Certain shades of wood grain create a different atmosphere than others.
For instance, cherry wood tends to feel classy. It also is a dark color, though, and can be a very relaxing and quiet mood enhancer. This works great in a den, front room, foyer, and certain kitchens.
If you are going for bright and cheery then cherry wooden furniture finishes are not going to be ideal. You’ll want a medium or light (preferably lighter colored) wood finish. Oak is medium in color and can work with an otherwise bright room. However, if the walls or flooring are also neutral in the room, perhaps going with more of a blonde type wood grain would give the room that extra feeling of happy and awake it might need.
Certain rooms need to have an uplifting mood. For you, that is going to depend on where you go for that feeling. For example, kitchens are an excellent choice for lighter colors especially if you spend a lot of time in there.
Just remember that choosing your wooden furniture that it can really change the look of a room and can add the tone or mood that you’re looking for!