The warmth of wood: How to incorporate natural timber textures to your home.

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When you think of a warm and inviting home, what comes to mind? For many people, it's the warmth of a log fireplace and a warm glow to create a rich and moody atmosphere. It’s no wonder why timber remains inimitable in its distinguished connotation of texture and warmth. In this article, we'll explore how you can add natural timber textures to your home to create a warm and inviting space.

Wood is one of the most popular materials used in interior design, and it's easy to see why. Wood has a natural warmth that can make any space feel more inviting. The extremely versatile material can adapt to any space for a variety of different looks. Pair with heritage-style furniture, heirloom accessories and vintage rugs for a traditional yet luxurious style or add texture and visual interest to a contemporary or minimal space with clean lines. When incorporated into a design scheme, wood can help to create a sense of harmony and balance. When selecting wood for your project, it's important to consider the grain pattern, colour and type of wood. Each variety of timber has its own unique character, and these characteristics should be considered when selecting timber for your home. For example, a light-coloured option such as oak will help to brighten up a space, while a darker variety such as walnut or jarrah will add depth and richness. Unsure of the unique colour associated with wood or in need of a monochrome palette without relying on paint?  Charred timber cladding – a technique also known as Shou sugin bun originating in Japan in the 18th century – is a beautiful option for those wanting a striking dark finish as seen in our Carnegie project.

Carnegie Project featuring charred gum cladding. Photography by Simon Shiff. Architecture Instyle Design. Interior Design VN Design.

Timber is one of the most popular materials used in construction and interior design. Wood has a warm, natural appearance that can add a touch of timeless style to any space. If you’re planning on building or renovating, here are some tips on how to incorporate timber into your interior design.

Timber flooring or cladding

One of the most popular ways to use timber throughout flooring. Timber floors have an enduring appeal and can be adapted to suit any style of home. You can also use timber as cladding for walls or ceilings. This is a great way to add texture and interest to a space.

Portsea Project. Styling by Coastal Living Sorrento. Photography by Simon Shiff.

Timber furnishings

Timber furniture has a warm, inviting appearance and can be used to create both traditional and contemporary looks. For added visual interest, incorporate different woods with varying grains and finishes to add interest and depth.


Accessorising with timber finishes can be an easy way to incorporate ]the warmth of wood throughout your space. Look for lamps, vases, and wall art or sculptures to inject wooden accents across your interiors styling. Lastly, consider earthy tones such as brown, tan, or neutrals to illustrate the warmth of wood in your home or project. Portsea project styling illustrates how tonal colours can be incorporated to create a grounded aesthetic.

Timber is a natural material that can be used to create a warm and inviting interior design for your project. By using timber throughout your home, you can add character and style that can be enjoyed for years to come. Our unique Design & Build Process enables you to consider design elements important to your vision with the guidance of our award-winning builders and trusted architects and interior design professionals. Learn more about our Design & Build Process here.

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