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10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style

June 16, 2017
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Whether it's attap houses or architectural beauties, wood has always been an inescapable component in any interior space. Ranging from the sleek and cool to the warm and comforting, woody interiors have a timeless, ubiquitous quality to them that enable it to suit any style that its applied on.

But how exactly do you deck your home and transform it into a cosy, wooden delight? Follow the footsteps of these 10 wood-themed homes for a dose of natural, earthy inspiration.

1. Mont Kiara 28

Interior Designer: EDI: Essential Design Integrated

10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style

Why stick to a single woodsy brown hue when you have an entire palette of sylvan shades to play with? Mix it up with varying lighter and darker colours as well as material textures to add depth to the overall theme. Try matching lighter wooden floors to darker furniture for a more spacious look and the opposite to cosy up an overly open layout.

2. Batu Maung, Penang

Interior Designer: Nevermore Design

10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style

Too much dark and dense wood can be a little overwhelming or even dreary at times, especially for family homes with kids in the mix. To keep yours looking cheery and homely, skip dusky or black wood and opt for brighter options such as oak, maple, pine and ash for your floors, furniture and panelling.

3. Tanjung Bungah, Penang

Interior Designer: Nevermore Design

10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style

Deep wooden tones can certainly bring a dramatic, mature elegance to a home like no other material. To restore balance to an overall darkish wood décor, be sure to share the space with other natural materials like brick or stone. You might also want to retain plain or light cement walls in certain rooms for greater contrast and emphasis on the wood elements in the home.

4. Temasya, Glenmarie

Interior Designer: Surface R

10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style

If you want to achieve a rustic and modern look at the same time, be cautious with just how much wood elements are on display. One way to do this is to use different materials throughout the home while maintaining at least one or two attention-grabbing wood pieces. For example, you can panel (and wainscot) with wood while maintaining marble or tile floors, pair wooden feature walls with (faux) leather furniture or even couple wood floors with cushioned, fabric wall panels.

5. Villa Vista, Cheras

Interior Designer: Movent Signature Design

10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style

Woods tend to lend a natural heaviness to an overall décor. This is prefect when you want to create cosy spots or to fill up overly spacious areas. Match wood materials with hulking furniture pieces like a majestic bed (in the bedroom) or a plush sofa set to complement the theme. Choose a few genteel pieces to soften darker, masculine wood and keep the décor comfy – think rugs, sheer drapes and throw pillows.

6. Semantan Condo

Interior Designer: Hoe & Yin Design Studio

10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style

While wood has the potential to sometimes appear a little old-timey – you can freshen it up and bring modern flair by simply incorporating complementary lighting. Incandescent recessed lighting not only renews wooden themes, it also highlights the innate ‘romance’ of wood interiors. Keep lighting layered, even and soft for greater ambience.

7. SS24 Semi D Renovation

Interior Designer: EDI: Essential Design Integrated

10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style

Sometimes merely bordering or trimming your home with wood elements can be enough of a décor statement. Use wood to panel and edge out the walls, ceiling, furniture, and cabinetry as well as frame glass doors and windows. Complement the woody structures in your home with natural coloured drapes such as white, tan, beige, cream or light yellow for a more tranquil appearance.

8. Groove at Lakefield, Sg Besi

Interior Designer: Giraffe Three

10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style

A large wooden statement piece can also do wonders to keep this theme in line. Try incorporating a focal wood element like a feature wall, oversized headboard (for bedrooms), space separator or even panels in different rooms in the house to emphasise a ‘running theme’ throughout.

9. Kiara Residences

Interior Designer: AAGAS

10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style

Wood themes can sometimes be the necessary reprieve for souls looking for traditional, restful interiors. Here, old-school wood styles make the best sense and is most aptly achieved with antique or vintage furniture such as like Chinese-style tea tables. Unfortunately though, these pieces are often an opulent and expensive buy. The good news is you can create a similar effect with a smaller budget by simply repurposing old wooden furniture with rich graining and deep mahogany stains.

10. Sunway Rymba Hill Bungalow

Interior Designer: Luna Solutions Sdn Bhd

10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style
10 Wood-Themed Homes That Will Never Go Out Of Style

A wood structure within a home can create symmetry and clean lines, a truly “neat” look to attempt! Just remember to keep the overall theme balanced with boxy arrangement, straight-cut furniture and tidy accent pieces. Think well-anchored (and well-pleated) drapes, rugs that match the shape of the room (e.g. square or rectangular) and strong-formed furniture.


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