Many homeowners dream of a home covered in hardwood floors. Unfortunately, this can be a very expensive way to use this material. Not to mention, it can be a real hassle because it means you have to clear the room of furniture before installation can even begin!
The good news is, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars and spend countless hours installing a new hardwood floor to get the beauty of wood in your home, as long as you follow these four tips.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to give your home a warmer look with wood is to turn to the windows. There’s no need to replace them with wood frames either! All you have to do is install wood blinds.
Not only are wood blinds beautiful, they are extremely durable too. As a matter of fact, they are a lot more durable than the mini blinds you find in most homes.
Don’t have enough cash to splurge on wood blinds? Consider faux wood blinds instead! They can provide you with the same beauty and durability at a fraction of the cost of traditional wood blinds.
When it comes to pulling a room together, it is all about the details, and that means paying attention to the trim that runs around the room.
In many cases, the trim gets painted to melt into the wall, but if you want to warm up your home, consider refinishing the trim with a wood finish. If stripping and refinishing your existing trim seems like too much work, you can replace it with new trim pretty quickly.
If you’re looking for a quicker wood fix, consider using wood furniture throughout your home. A sturdy dining room table or a decorative wood bookcase in the living room can really liven up the space.
If you don’t have a lot of money to spend on new wood furniture, consider purchasing second hand. There are a lot of really great pieces of solid wood furniture you can pick up for next to nothing at estate sales and websites, like Craigslist.
Choose pieces like:
- Coffee tables
- End tables
- Head and foot boards
- Entertainment centers
Wood Accent Wall
If you’re looking for a fun project and a slightly different way of integrating wood into your home, consider creating an accent wall by covering a single wall in your living space with wood.
It’s fairly easy to DIY, and it can be quite affordable too, if you decide to go with reclaimed wood. The best thing about doing an accent wall like this is that you get the look of wood without the dated look of wood paneling, and without spending the money it would cost to redo all of the walls.
Don’t think the only way you can warm up the room is to replace that old flooring with wood. There are tons of ways you can integrate wood into your home. With these four tips, you’ll feel more calm and comfortable in your home, and you can do it in no time!