Tough knock on wood

Wooden products are the most versatile material for decorating a home.

Published: 16th September 2017 10:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2017 08:13 PM   |  A+A-

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You simply cannot go wrong with wooden handicrafts when decorating your home. A versatile material, wood has been used for centuries to craft a wide array of items for home interiors that go beyond furniture.

Wooden handicrafts still hold their charm and value to this day, especially when made with high-quality and durable timber and treated to resist rot and damage. And the best part, unlike glass, porcelain or ceramic, they will never crack or break.

Many of the highest quality wooden handicrafts are made the traditional way by talented artisans using hand-carving methods passed down through generations. Here are some ideas to help you decorate your home with their creations:

Lamps: From tall standard lamps to shorter table lamps, there’s a whole range of lighting fixtures in the market. Not just that, they are extremely versatile as they  come in a myriad finishes (dark wood, light wood or coloured wood) as well as styles (classic, retro or contemporary). Tip: Use 3W to 5W yellow LED bulbs for best effect.

Trays and bowls: Use them for serving or as decorative items on your coffee table. When placing on a coffee table, make sure you place a vase and a few knick-knacks inside it. This will make a pretty little vignette. As for bowls, use smaller ones to serve dry snacks and bigger ones for fresh fruits.

Coasters and trivets: High-quality wooden coasters and trivets are perfect for protecting your table surfaces. They come in different shapes, from standard square and round ones to special forms. Tip: If you find regular ones too tame, how about pepping them up with a lick of paint? Paint them in a single bright shade or go as multi-coloured as you wish.

Artefacts and wall art: There’s a whole world of wooden artefacts to explore—from expensive carved pieces of sculpture to affordable, everyday ones, there’s something to be found for every budget. Here too, the finishes are aplenty—from highly lacquered ones to rough hewn, distressed ones, the sky is the limit.

Candle holders: Wooden candle holders can be centrepieces at your dinner table or additional décor in your living room and bedroom. Their sizes range from those that hold tall, regular candles to tealight votives that add a sophisticated touch to your décor. Source:EzineArticles

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