If you want to style your house with the textbook contemporary look, investing in one of many different types of wood furniture available in the UK is the way forward. Before purchasing, it’s important to find the right style to fit your home as there’s plenty of options out there. Here are a few types of wooden furniture which you may want to consider for your home.
One of the most popular choices of wooden furniture in the UK is Oak for its class, quality and look. Further up the quality end of the market, you’ll always find oak to be a popular choice. Oak, which is a hardwood species, comes in many different variants from dark to light, and modern to traditional.
One advantage of oak is the fact that it is hardwood so it’s incredibly durable and blends in well to any room in your home. You may have the same style running throughout your home and oak will always fit in seamlessly.
One of the few down sides to buying quality oak furniture is that, given its popularity throughout homes in Britain, you may struggle to make an impression and stand out from the crowd. You may not be too bothered about making a statement however, so you can only enjoy the many advantages.
If you’re considering ‘dark wood’ furniture for your home, it’s very likely that walnut will be one of your top choices. Walnut is a superb type of wood to fashion a piece of furniture from with its hardwood characteristics and dense grain. This density of wood helps craft tough, sturdy pieces of eye-catching tables, chairs, cupboards, shelfing units and sofas. On top of being strong and incredibly durable, walnut is also easy on the eye, visual and sophisticated.
As home décor becomes more and more popular, so too does the popularity of reclaimed wood for its cool but stylish demeanour, durability and reusing wood is also better for the environment. The rustic effect of reclaimed wood means it never goes out of style with its weathered look fitting into most contemporary styles you may have in your home.
Hard-wearing is another important feature of reclaimed wood as the material may have been refurbished from an old building, boat or boardwalk. The options are endless with hard-wearing wood making it all the more suitable for creating a stronger, sturdier piece of furniture such as a sofa or stair bannister. A few scratches or scrapes on a piece of reclaimed furniture means that if you happen to add a dent when moving it during a house move, or simply from shifting it around your home, it won’t make any difference to its aesthetic appeal. It will only add to its character, unlike if you scratched mahogany or walnut.
So there’s plenty of options when it comes to wooden furniture. When making a decision, consider the price, the longevity of the individual piece of furniture and how it will blend into your home. There’s plenty of online websites with great deals so it’s worth browsing the web to see what deals you can snap up today.