Buying Guide For Oak
Oak is extremely versatile and – when it comes to furniture – can be used in multiple ways. It comes in vast tones and colours suitable for any house and can easily be stained. If your house has a modern, Scandinavian feel, the obvious choice would be a light tone. On the other hand, if your home has a rustic and classical feel, you may want to consider a dark colour. Oak is also a very robust and thick hardwood. It has a beautiful grain and is firmer, less prone to damage and longer lasting than other hardwoods.
When it comes to purchasing oak furniture for your house, there are various things you should study. Now, I am not a specialist in furniture manufacturing or woodwork but I do know a thing or two about interior style. So, this guide is to assist you to make choices based on your home, lifestyle, and flavour. Hopefully it's useful and will help you to find exactly what you are looking for.
Here are some points to consider when purchasing oak furniture:
What is your flavour? Here are some samples of different styles and how to include oak furniture pieces:
Are you the Scandinavian type? If so, a light colour with clean and simplistic lines is the right piece for your space.
You may live in an eclectic home filled with riches from around the world, colourful arts and rugs, and soft furnishings with intricate designs. A piece that provides you with the flexibility to store cases full of treasures and rotate your displays.
Perhaps you’re a modern-rustic type, which is shown in a warm environment with modern touches. Nothing is too precious and natural elements like bare brick walls blend beautifully with heavy, but simplistic pieces.
If on the other hand, if your space is more traditional rustic, it may be loaded with more beautiful and feminine things. While still retaining a rustic feel. A nice piece that shows off the wood and grain would be very fitting.
Then there’s the modern minimalist. Everything has its place and any messy paperwork or appliances which are neatly hidden from view. This home will have a beautifully calming air to it and the lack of disorder makes it an ideal place to relax in.
Finally, here a couple of extra things you may want to consider:
What is the colour scheme of your home? A deep blue will set the scene perfectly for a darkly coloured piece while a home decorated with bright colours will easily accept lighter toned furniture.
Mix and match. It is quite hard to find pieces which will be an exact partner and anything that only comes close will look like a failed experiment. Be brave and contrast.
So, I hope this little guide is helpful to you and will support you in your buying decisions.
- Lindsey Brown Burden