When it comes to remodeling and redesigning your home, you have multiple options available. There are the modern touches, or the classic farm house look with its distressed wood options. It can be easy to focus on your walls or cabinets as the best places for wood accents.
However, furniture can also be a great way to bring in touches of various woods to compliment your redesign. Here are a few ways to use exotic woods to take those wooden touches to the next level in your home’s design.
Update Your Bedframe or Headboard
One of the easiest pieces of furniture to create is a bedframe or headboard. You can use a variety of exotic woods, such as mahogany, to take advantage of the deep colors and unique wood grain patterns. Your headboard can then become the focal point of your room, drawing the eye to its patterns and beautiful colors.
Live Edge Shelves
The fun of live edge shelves throughout your home is that they bring a touch of the outdoors inside, which can help to soften a modern design. You may find that using exotic woods for these live edge shelves can give your home a unique outdoor feel with an amazing pattern.
Plus, they can be a great way to highlight your various art pieces or sculptures as you put your personal stamp on your home.
Modern Touches with Original Wooden Tables
Another option is to use exotic woods to create tables that can compliment your design. The best part is that you can use glass tops to allow the grain and swirls of the table to be showcased. They can be used for coffee tables, dining tables, or even your bedside tables.
Clearly, there are textures and swirls that can only be found in these pieces of wood and furniture made with them can become talking points for every room in your home.
Why Designers Love Exotic Woods
Clearly, there are a variety of furniture options that you can create using exotic woods. Still, the question might be asked, why are these woods so unique and popular with designers?
First, there is the amazing colors, particularly the cool and striking colors that do not match the options found in domestic woods. Still, there is a word of caution, in that exotic woods could oxidize differently and that can impact the colors of the wood over time. Secondly, there are a variety of grains and patterns, which you can play against throughout your design.
Do you want to use exotic woods in your next furniture piece, but are unsure which ones would work best? Contact our knowledgeable staff to learn more about your options.
Global Wood Source is a family owned and operated lumber yard and mill specializing in exotic woods from around the world and rare domestics. We personally acquire and inspect each piece of log and timber obtained from forests and jungles worldwide.