While people are getting more adventurous with mixing periods and styles within their homes, one of the most common questions we get at Totem Road is how to mix wood tones in a room.
Whether it's matching a dining table to wooden flooring or trying to mix various wood pieces together, many are hesitant to combine different woods in a space.
At Totem Road, we use only European solid oak and believe mixing wood tones adds dimension and texture and can help to create the feeling of space.
"Mixing wood tones can make a room more inviting and effortless, rather than calculated and expected," says Deanna Lusk, Sales Consultant, Totem Road. "Much like when you style neutral colours together, you can further enhance the contrast by bringing in other materials - in the case of Totem Road oak, things like marble or glass can work well."
The art of curating complimentary wood tones is to select similar undertones. The aim should be to achieve a feeling of continuity however subtle that may be.
"Given the very natural finish of Totem Road oak, look for other timbers finished in the same way and with a similar undertone. A touch of natural walnut or black stained oak will provide a layer of depth and contrast," says Nicole Garner, Co-Founder and Stylist, Inn Studio.
"Don’t be afraid to be unconventional, often the most beautiful and unexpected outcomes occur. Look at all aspects of your space. Extent and change in timbers can occur in various elements from flooring, architectural detailing, furniture, lighting, art and object," she says.
Variations of timbers in a space can provide personalisation and a timeless approach with greater flexibility, lasting a lifetime.
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