In case you haven’t actually noticed, natural wood furniture is all the rage stylistically.
Gone are the good old days of the polished oak furniture and cherry furniture being displayed in various magazines. Everyone seems to want the “natural” look. Here’s the main issue, 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? There’s nothing to worry about, I’m here to guide you. I’ve been an interior designer for a number of years and have transitioned people from shag carpet to 70s wallpaper, 80s wallpaper to 90s Tuscan beauty and 90s Tuscan beauty to the 00’s current Hollywood regency. Been there, done that. Transition from metals to natural wood will not be a major challenge for me. First and foremost, get rid of your metal coffee tables and clear chairs. Be sure to get rid of them, and we’ll call that a wrap. They’re not coming back at all. Trust me. Now, every one of us can get completely specific. I do want you to keep those black metal display cases that I guess you have. They’ll easily work in the area you have. Also, be sure to 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 totally 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 is what will work. Maybe you can see the transitional masterpiece I’m trying to put together here. Natural wood and black metal will work together as long as the metal is not grappling for the space. Natural wood key furniture pieces, black metal decorations. You really can do it. We’ll get through this major transition together!