Wood is a beautiful, natural material that can make a real difference to a space anywhere in your home. Your bedroom is no different.

Wood is a fantastic material for creating an atmosphere that is perfect for sleeping, or just relaxing after a hard day. This makes it the perfect material for your bedroom.

When used well, wood can help craft a space that is calming, serene and filled with natural charm. Adding wood to your bedroom can elevate the space’s natural features, make the most of natural light or form a stunning focal point.

Here are our tips on how to use wood to create a natural, calming bedroom.


Think about Lighting

Before deciding which kinds of wood you will use, or how you will use them, you should consider the lighting of your space.

The way that the space is lit will have a big impact on where and how it’s best to use wood in the room. For example, a well lit room with plenty of natural light can handle darker woods without them becoming too drab and overpowering.


If your room struggles for natural light, you may want to think about using lighter woods to help create a more airy space.

You can also think about how light will interact with your wood. Knotted, textured wood will create shadow and depth when bathed in light.


Experiment with Texture

Speaking of texture, it is important to embrace the different finishes and textures that come with using a natural material like wood, if you are to get the most from the material.

Experiment with textureThink about the feel and atmosphere you want to create in the space and experiment with wood textures to match.

You could use a highly treated, smooth wood for a more modern, sleek look. Alternatively, you could use a raw, highly textured wood for a country bedroom aesthetic.

The texture of the wood you use in your bedroom with have a huge impact on the nature of the space you create, so think carefully about the texture or mix of textures you use.


Create a Focal Point

You don’t have to just use wood for bedroom furniture like bedside tables or the bed itself. You can also use wood to create an interesting statement piece.

Use wood to create a focal point for the room. This could be by crafting something like a wood panelled wall that draws focus and gives you a truly unique space to live in.


You could also create an individual wooden headboard that frames your bed in the centre of the space.

A wooden focal point for your bedroom can help add character to the space and will allow you to create a totally individual bedroom that’s personal to you.


Complement Natural Features

If your bedroom has natural features such as wooden beams for example, you’ll need to consider them when choosing wood for your bedroom.

The wrong choice can clash with natural features and create a space that appears disjointed. It’s important to think carefully about the wood you use, and how you use it.

For example, you’ll want to make sure that your choice of wood matches any natural wood in the space or construction of the room. This will bring out the best in your natural features, as well as the wood you add.

You should also think about the shape and form of your natural features. You could contrast sharp edges with softer wooden finishes.


Pair with Colour

While wood alone is a beautiful and versatile material, you should think about pairing it with colour in order to create contrast and add a spark to your bedroom.

Again, think about the atmosphere you want to create and pick complementary colours that will help you achieve this. For example, pairing a pastel blue with light coloured wood will create a cool, calming look.


You could even think about painting the wood itself to keep the raw, natural texture of the material, but add some colour to your room.

Wood is a versatile, natural material and adding some colour to your room can help bring out the best in it.


Take a Look at our Pinterest Album…

Adding wood to your bedroom can make a huge difference to the look and feel of the space. You can use it to create a cozy, calming retreat, or a cool, serene space.

Think about how and where you will use wood to get the best from it, and make the most of the space that you have.

For some more inspiration, take a look at our Pinterest board showcasing some great examples of using wood in the bedroom.


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