In case you haven’t noticed, natural wood furniture is all the rage stylistically.
Gone are the days of the polished oak furniture and cherry furniture being featured in home magazines.
Everyone wants the “natural” look. Here’s the problem, how are you supposed to utilize the natural woods furniture when you’re phasing out all of the metal and iron furniture and decorations from a decade ago? Have no fear, I’m here to guide you. I’ve been an interior designer for many years and have transitioned people from shag carpet to 80s wallpaper, 80s wallpaper to 90s Tuscan beauty and 90s Tuscan beauty to the 00’s modern Hollywood regency. Been there, done that. Transition from metals to natural wood will not be a challenge for me. First and foremost, get rid of your metal coffee tables and clear chairs. Ok? Throw them out. We’re done. They’re not coming back. Trust me. Now, we can get specific. I do want you to keep those black metal ladder display cases that I know you have. They’ll work in the space you have. Also, keep your furniture. Whether you have custom leather furniture or you already have a natural wooden table and/or natural wooden chairs, leather furniture will match. Leather is the khaki of custom furniture. I also want you to keep your metal wall decorations- if and only if they are not painted. Black only. Maybe you can see the transitional masterpiece I’m trying to create here. Natural wood and black metal will work together as long as the metal is not competing for the space. Natural wood key furniture pieces, black metal decorations. You can do it. We’ll get through this style transition together!