• Jacqui Mitchell

The Outside, In.

Something we are seeing more and more of, is the incorporation of bringing the outside indoors. Natural materials and colours are popping up everywhere. Making a feature of timber in multiple rooms is a popular way of bringing nature inside to your home. It could be living, dining, bathroom or your special master bedroom sanctuary.


There are endless choices of timber colours and look-a-like timber products at the tip of your fingertips. The technology has become extremely advanced. When I showed some melteca samples (which isn't real wood) to someone who is in the forestry industry the other day, he couldn't tell it wasn't real wood!


In the images below you can see that the wood accents are complimented by the simple colours and other materials surrounding them. The tiles chosen in the image below for example, are hand made and a soft grey, stone colour. The floor tiles


Using timber can look busy quickly, so it is important to put thought into the design of the spaces where you are using the wood. The different types of timber in the room don't have to match perfectly but they need to be in the same family and compliment each other. The windows definitely relate to the kitchen cabinetry.


The moral of the story is that a wood look can be achieved with various products on the market. There is something very special about real timber, and the aroma it can bring into your home, the way it feels and of course the way it looks.


Perfect for every room, big or small. Bring the outside in, it may calm your soul a little. Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.


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