Why wood is (still) good for your home

Wood has always been a classic choice of material when it comes to interior design. Ever since the early civilizations, it has always been the go-to construction material for builders and designers.

The material is versatile and adaptable. Wood interior design can be carried into all types of home decoration — may it be rustic, traditional, bohemian, contemporary, and many more.

Being a popular choice of material by designers, wood can be considered by those who are in the initial process of building and designing their first house.

In all its aesthetically-pleasing glory and organic warmth it offers, here are some reasons why you should consider wood as part of your design (or re-design) project at home.

Long-lasting toughness

Wood is a favorite among designers as it is one of the most durable materials for the home.

It ages well and has a knack for being low maintenance. If treated well and properly maintained, wood material can last for years.

It is so strong that it can support its own weight, being the perfect material for furniture, decoration, storage spaces, and more structures, all looking natural and beautiful thanks to its unique texture and color.

Good for nature

Wood is a renewable material and can be regrown by replanting. Furthermore, it is a type of material that proves to be less harmful than other decorative materials.

Processing wood uses less energy than other construction materials like concrete or steel, resulting in a lower carbon footprint.

Additionally, wood has tons of capabilities when it comes to insulating, making sure the space has rapid cooling and heating as much as possible.

Your space will also be healthier when you use wood as it absorbs noise and atmospheric carbon.

Versatility in every shape and size

When it comes to achieving the best possible style for your interior design project, wood might be the perfect material, as it offers a wide array of colors, tones, and types.

Moreover, wood can be crafted in many different ways — may it be furniture like wooden chairs and beds, decorations like wooden clocks, panels, and baseboards, or an ornate feature wall, among others.

Considering many types of wood gives your home interiors a different vibe or flavor. Choosing between oak, cedar, walnut, and many more types of wooden material might also be an exciting endeavor to do, as you get to see the exciting charms and characteristics they have to offer for your house, especially when it comes to colors and textures.

High on health

According to a 2010 study by the Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology, wooden interiors have their fair share of benefits when placed in healthcare facilities.

The study states that the implementation of wood in healthcare rooms improved the well-being of patients, their families, and the staff. Physiologically, it has a positive response on human beings.

The feeling of natural warmth and comfort that the wood gives to people inside has the effect of lowering blood pressure and heart rates, as well as reducing stress and anxiety and improving positive social interactions.

So affordable!

One of the cheapest materials out there is reclaimed wood, otherwise known as lumber that has been used in the past, specifically in structures built from the 18th to the 20th century.

According to a website on home improvement TV host Bob Vila (www.bobvila.com), using reclaimed wood makes sense environmentally and economically, as well as being the perfect material for DIY projects.

“Most reclaimed wood has a rustic, weathered look that appeals to lovers of cottage or beach house styles, but you can give the wood a more contemporary appearance with a thorough sanding and a coat of paint or wood stain,” the website stated.

Thinking about starting your own DIY interior design project? With these reasons, wood might be one of the perfect materials to consider. It has health benefits, it is environmentally friendly, it can be molded into everything, and so much more!

Despite us living in present times, wood is still good as part of your soon-to-be beautiful abode!

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