Need some interior design inspiration? Check out these three wood trends that are rocking our world!

Rough Cut Decorating Trend

Forget straight lines and severe aesthetics. It’s all about the rough charm of offbeat finishes and unique, eye-catching grains. Take for example the bespoke live-edge headboard from James Ransley for Whetstone Oak (lead image). The raw, organic effect looks completely stunning. And we love this smoked oak table with a burnt-wood bench dining table from Bespoke Kenta. Natural, artisanal, and great in an oak framed building.

Photography / Paul Massey Living Etc

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Brown Wood Furniture Trend

According to this article on, brown furniture is back in fashion! Since it fell out of favour over the last few decades, this means it’s still relatively cheap to pick up – but the question is, how to make it work in your home? One answer is to pair with more modern, clean interiors, to offset the heavy nature of the furniture. Pale walls, exposed brick, plus contemporary prints and artwork all manage to work in unexpected harmony.

It can create a really dramatic and impressive feature – for example, this stunning four-poster bed in Meadow Cottage. The contrast of white walls, warm-hued oak beams and a dark wood bed makes for a striking aesthetic.


Image: English Oak Buildings

Scandinavian Design Trend

Scandi -style shows no sign of going away – we’re obsessed with it! First, there was hygge, and we’re still seriously keen on channelling the ‘simple but sophisticated style’ into our homes.

So what does this Nordic simplicity consist of? In this Forbes article is explains: ‘It focuses on functionality and is often characterized by natural elements and bright, white spaces. However, according to Allan Torp, author of Scandinavian Style at Home: A Room-by-Room Guide and the man behind the blog Bungalow 5, colour is an option.’

“Whites, greys, blacks, and browns are often interwoven creating a clean and calming look. You might also see other pop colours introduced like dusty pinks and rich sea greens for added accents. In typical Scandinavian spaces, walls are kept white allowing for furniture and art to captivate.”

Warmth comes from oak furniture and oak beams – a paler wood that also looks wonderful against white walls because it still brings a sense of comfort.


Lead image: Photography / Paul Massey Living Etc