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Five Ideas for Incorporating Wood Into Your Living Room Decor


The living room is usually the biggest room in our home, and the place where we spend a lot of our time. It is where we relax, spend quality time with family, and entertain guests. To most people who visit you, it will be the most memorable place in your home. As the showpiece of your house, it pays to make your living room pleasant and memorable for everyone who uses it. Incorporating wood into your living room gives your living space a warmer and cozier feel. The beauty of wood provides the character that breaks up the monotony of bare walls. Liberal use of wood wall panels and furniture can give a living room a classic look. However, you can also achieve a modern look in your living room with the right combination of lighting, wall colors, furniture choices, and flooring options. Whether your home is in Monterey Park, Pasadena, Santa Clarita, Downey, or anywhere in Southern California, this article will show you how to use wood in your living room to achieve your desired look in Los Angeles.

Wood Flooring and Wood Ceilings

Wood Flooring and Wood Ceilings

Matching your ceiling with your floors will work best if you provide enough contrasting design elements to break up the matching wood patterns. Make sure that you let in substantial natural light or have windows large enough to allow your interior space to merge well with the natural surroundings outside your home.  Selecting a wood trim to match your floors keeps things consistent and pulls together the natural look.

Selecting your furniture carefully is also essential when making this design choice. Choosing colors that match well with the wood tones in your living room are key in achieving the light and airy feel this style provides. When it comes to shelving options, you may want to consider something minimal like floating shelves instead of standing shelves or traditional shelving designs.  

Exposed Wood Beams

Exposed Wood Beams

Having an open ceiling with exposed beams is one of the grandest design ideas you can choose for your living room. There are many reasons why designers love to use exposed ceilings. One of them is to create substantial breathable space. Even with lower ceilings, incorporating exposed beams makes any room look larger than it is. Another reason is that open ceilings make rooms look brighter. Designers and builders can also use oversized windows to let in more natural light. The third reason is that exposed beams, especially with prominent natural wood patterns visible, are a sight to behold.

Matching Wood Panels with the Flooring

Matching Wood Panels with the Flooring

Matching your wall panel with the flooring works best if you don’t overdo it. Overdoing it will make your living room feel like you are in a wooden bowl. You can achieve a modern look by using a wall panel break up the monotony of your selected wall or ceiling colors, especially if the ceiling and wall colors match. Additionally, choosing furniture pieces with toned-down colors, such as the sofa with matching rugs in the photo, will balance out the look and feel of the living room.  For the most appealing results, place the sofa where the wall panel intersects with the floor. 

Wood All Around: The Country or Cabin Feel

Wood All Around The Country or Cabin Feel

The extensive use of wood in warm tones is a classic American country design that presents a welcoming and cozy feel to a living room. Red oak wood panels and ceiling match well with stained white oak flooring. An excellent designer can select a variety of coordinating wood species to achieve stunning results. For instance, a stained maple floor can match any wood species with warm tones. You can create accents by using lighter-colored rustic wood panels on one wall or light colors for the fireplace.

Wood All Around The Country or Cabin Feel

You can achieve the same warm cabin feel even in a modern setting. The tone, masculinity, and solid lines of American country interior design match well with cove lighting, contemporary art pieces, modern appliances, oversized windows or sliding doors, and design elements present in contemporary living rooms.

Let Wood Grains Bring Character To Your Living Room

Let Wood Grains Bring Character To Your Living Room

Wood grain can be unique, interesting, and beautiful. Make the beauty of wood stand out by placing accent panels on plain white walls. Many wood species, such as walnut and teak, have distinctive knots and patterns that work well for this purpose. To create the perfect balance in your living room, you may opt for either an open ceiling with exposed wooden beams with a similar tone to your wall panels, or you can be creative by using rustic wood chandeliers. Note how combining these elements with natural lighting blends your room with the outdoor surroundings, making it look larger.

 

Conclusion: The Best Source of Lumber in Los Angeles for Your Living Room Design Options

Bohnhoff is a lumber yard specializing in hardwoods with various other wood species available. We have a broad range of lumber, plywood, and wood options that can become:

  • The ideal wall panel
  • Stair panels
  • Gorgeous flooring material 

Combine them to create the perfect living room design to fit your specific needs.

Whether you are in Alameda, Burbank, Long Beach, Glendale, Torrance, or from any part in Southern California, Bohnhoff is the best source in Los Angeles for all your living room wood needs, including variable and custom sizes of hardwood veneers, plywood backing, and wood for flooring, ceilings, or paneling. Whether you want the warm tone and the prominent grains and knots of walnut, or the light tones provided by baltic birch and hard maple, we have all of these wood species and more. For more information on the availability of the perfect wood for your next project, you can call us at (323) 263-9361 or contact us. You can also visit us to hand-select the perfect piece to match your living room.