When it comes to interior design, wood is a wonderfully versatile material as it is both highly practical and aesthetically pleasing when applied correctly. With so many types of wood to choose from, and in a variety of colours and textures, the possibilities are endless. Here are 10 wood interior designs ideas to get you started.
1. Natural Wood Bathroom
A bathroom made entirely of wood would probably be a bad idea but, porcelain toilet aside, this example comes close and the effect is phenomenal. The wooden pedestal with the sink bowl on top is particularly attractive, whilst the richly coloured walls bring a natural but cosy beauty to the room.
2. Wood Insertions
The addition of wooden insertions into a room can enhance it dramatically on an aesthetic and practical level. In this case, a cleverly placed wooden shelf doubles as one of the steps in the stairs, whilst another installation upstairs works as a desk in an open study. It all looks modern, apart from the kitchen table, which adds a neat, rustic touch.
3. Wood Cooker
A wooden cooker in theory may not sound like the most sensible option, but in this case the wood serves primarily as the outer surface and brings with it an appealing, natural feel to the kitchen. Sturdy and richly coloured, this is an ingenious way to give your kitchen a bit more personality, and the wooden seating is a nice touch.
4. Reclaimed Wood Wall
This wall made from reclaimed wood is environmentally friendly and should be applauded on these grounds alone. However, there is clearly more to it than just that as the effect is a rather striking demonstration of how reusing old materials can result in something exciting and new. The effect is colourful and eccentrically unique.
5. Garden Tree House
The installation of trees within a house is a wonderfully original idea that brings the natural world into a modern home, and in this example they don’t in any way look out of place. On a practical level, the trees, which have been stripped and dried beforehand, provide ceiling support, but are infinitely more interesting, aesthetic speaking, than simple support beams.
6. Reclaimed Wood Interior
This gallery interior was decorated entirely with reclaimed wood, and has been arranged in such a way as to make full use of the empty walls. The corner installation made up of wooden crates is particularly intriguing and adds another dimension to the installation, whilst the surrounding area has been covered in an arrangement of thousands of pieces of recycled wood.
7. Mixed Tiles
With so many flooring options available it can be difficult to choose just one. This ingenious design boasts the best of both worlds as hexagonal tiles make a transition to wooden flooring. The result is both highly creative and visually stunning. The contrasting colours and textures perfectly complement each other.
8. Recycled Timber Wall
Recycling wood for decorating purposes is always a brilliant idea, and the result in this case is appealingly eclectic. Made up entirely of timber offcuts, each piece of the wall varies in size and shape. Nevertheless, it all fits together in a satisfying way, and the contrasting colours are an added bonus.
9. Driftwood Dining Room
This table is as eco-friendly as they come and showcases an ingenious use of recycled materials. Made entirely from driftwood washed ashore, the main part of the table is made from an old ship door. Its new life as a tabletop brings an old-fashioned rustic feel to the room and it complements the wooden flooring very well.
10. All-Wood Interior
There are endless ways to create an all-wood interior, but this example is a perfect showcase for how different textures can be used. The wall of tree trunks is particularly appealing and its darker tones are an interesting accompaniment to the rich ceiling and walls, whilst the use of wooden seating completes the look.