Wooden accents have maintained their status as a staple of contemporary interior decor for ages. Whether you like a rustic, down to earth appeal, or enjoy the polished elegance of wood fixtures, everyone can find a wooden accent in their home they adore. As the days get shorter and cooler, we’re all looking for ways to bring a little added warmth into our homes. Wooden interior decor is perfect for subtly incorporating warmth into any space with elements that remind us of the great outdoors and sunny afternoons. Pinks and oranges are associated with soothing and calming atmospheres (think about the increasingly popular Himalayan salt lamps), which naturally occurs with wooden home fixtures like window treatments, flooring, and even some custom furniture. At Hartley Window Coverings, we specialize in an array of premium window treatments, but our years of expertise in the window treatment industry means we know what goes into a great room. Today, we want to unpack this concept of natural and wooden decor, why it works, and how you can incorporate it into your home this holiday season.
One of the appeals of wooden home accents is the idea of balance, or sometimes, the lack thereof. Nature is beautiful, but it is uneven. By contrast, we associate structure with urban settings like shining cities. Unbalanced, uneven, and layered spaces create visual interest and draws the eye in exciting directions. This texture is easy to incorporate into decor —especially window treatments. The Woven Woods collection is an excellent example of this theory in action with textures inspired by reeds, bamboo, and grasses in an array of stunning colors that work without overpowering even small spaces. This lightweight window treatment gives you UV protection and privacy while tinting the incoming light in earthy tones for a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. Optional room darkening liners make these shades a great choice even for the bedroom.
Color theory is a key component of interior design. Warmer tones tend to be more relaxing. Greens, pinks, light browns, and even yellows are all associated with tranquility, peace, and rest. Several options for window treatments naturally give off this aura, especially wooden window treatments like blinds and plantation shutters. Wood blinds and faux wood blinds alike often preserve the natural texture of the wood they were harvested from, giving you a unique product every time with light influenced by the earthy vanes. Wood blinds are naturally more robust than other window treatments thanks to their treated structures. Choose from a variety of slat sizes and even colors that not only look stunning but can also help you further play up that comforting color theory. Pair your wood blinds with Lutron® motorization for an adaptive experience that helps you make the most of that incoming natural light with the convenience of hands-free technology.
We love new interior design projects, and we want to help you make the most out of your home this holiday season. We’re locally owned and based in Santa Rosa, CA and proudly service the surrounding Petaluma, Sonoma, Novato, and Napa, CA areas. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and let’s work together to create a custom window treatment solution for you.