Three Simple Ways to Use Wood in Your Home Decor

Including wood elements in home renovations has been gaining in popularity. That’s because wood is a versatile, beautiful material that can offer a fresh, contemporary feel in unfussy kitchens, or provide a feeling of warmth and gravitas in a more traditional design. 

If you’re wondering how to incorporate the timelessness of wood into your home, you have a few options to consider.


If you’re not sure where to start, start small. Removable elements such as handcrafted cutting boards or rough-cut wood shelves are a good starting point. Stools or small chairs with wood seats are a great way to bring wood into the room too. This is a perfect strategy if you want to try out adding texture and interest to your space without making a bigger commitment.


Ready to go to the next level? Consider including features like a wood cabinet in a contrasting shade to your kitchen for an eye-catching design element. A custom-built china cabinet can be a beautiful conversation piece (and a great way to boost your storage space), while an island can provide you with a stylish and functional centerpiece.


Get creative with finishes. Because wood is so versatile you can play around with different tones, textures, colors, and finishes. The possibilities really are endless when it comes to mixing and matching wood pieces to create depth and character in a space. Whether you want a sleek, polished look or a more contemporary-rustic feel, choosing the right finishes might be all it takes to achieve your design goal.

With so many options, narrowing down the right choice can feel a little overwhelming. Fortunately, the experienced designers at Refined Renovations are ready to help you explore adding wood to your kitchen to create the perfect look for your home.

Contact Refined Renovations now to start talking to our experts about your dream renovation