There are many beautiful aspects of wood...
... and using it in your decor can add so much richness. We often get asked about how to select wood tones for your custom framing that will work with the existing wood in a home.
Here's our guide.
Walk through your home
The great thing about incorporating another layer of wood into your house with custom framing is its cost effectiveness. You can create a well-balanced space with the addition of the perfect wood frame and not break the bank. This makes it easier to add the texture of wood to any corner of your home!
Go through your home and see where you need some visual interest. The size of the space doesn't matter. You can either add a large wood frame or a series of smaller frames for bigger zones. Tiny spaces might call for smaller wood frames.
One of our favourite things is to incorporate a small wood frame in an unexpected place that might hang slightly to the side of a furniture item. This subtle addition can add an abundance of character.
Create a much needed break in the design by not matching your wood frame to the wood tones in your home.
The key is to play with light and dark tones, which adds an aesthetic contrast that is pleasing on the eye. If you have more dark tones in your home add a new layer with a lighter wood frame, and vice versa.
Contrast can also be created with the style of frame compared to the style of the room. As an example, a rustic wood frame will add warmth to a more modern space.
Pull from what you have
One decor item in wood can showcase variant colours and shades. If you want to add a slight difference but keep with a room design that is still quite cohesive, simply select a shade from an existing wood piece and match that to the tone of your wood frame. Pulling a shade of wood to your framing will help pull your space together.
Go with a black stain
It's amazing what a little black can do to a room. Adding a wood frame stained in black will anchor your space and create a balanced and 'styled' look no matter the wood tone in the rest of your home.
We consider a black-framed addition like a "design breathe". A chance to stop and take the space all in!