WOODEN FURNITURE: WOOD IS A MOOD. BEST ADVICE FROM EXPERTS.Wood is a Mood     —
Wooden furniture is an evergreen in interior design; refinement and naturalness make wooden furniture the perfect product for your home and your well-being.
Wood is a natural material, beautiful to see and to touch; in the field of furniture it is a classic that never fades. Wooden furniture allows you to unleash your creativity by adapting to all styles depending on the colour combinations and the wood chosen: from modern to classic, from contemporary to country, from ethnic to shabby chic and minimalist style. So teach even large companies like "Ikea" or "oak furniture land".
Wood has an incredible aesthetic potential, its nuances and grains enrich small and large rooms, indoor and outdoor spaces, conveying a sense of security and warmth. The numerous types of finishes allow the products to be customised to meet any taste and to integrate perfectly into any context thanks to their sober, clean and geometric lines.
To get to know this material better, it is useful to learn from our PlayWood design experts about the positive influence it has on us and their advice on how best to combine it!
Wooden furniture: wood is a mood
Psychologists confirm the direct relationship between the way a room is furnished and the emotions of its occupants. In fact, some environments are capable of influencing the moods, feelings and sensations of each of us; this is especially true if these environments are furnished with natural furniture. Wood is above all synonymous with 'naturalness', transmitting a direct link to nature and its purity; it gives a strong sense of warmth and refinement. For this reason it gives peace and tranquillity and is particularly suitable for rooms such as the bedroom and living room. Wooden doors and windows also convey wellbeing and comfort to those who live in the house, giving the rooms a refined tone of simplicity. Solid wood furnitures conveys solidity and safety, thanks to its efficiency it protects from the cold and insulates the environment from the weather and external noise; not least, it is incredibly durable. So, solid wood furniture really stands for solidity. Finally, wood is an eco-sustainable product that allows you to create a home that not only recalls nature, but also respects it.
Real wood furniture: well-being is at the root of everything
Wooden furniture can also have an impact on people's well-being. At the root of it all lies the nature of wood; it is a material with vital properties that are preserved even when the wood of the tree is no longer connected to the ground. These properties allow it to make a strong contribution to well-being and to be an attractive, environmentally friendly and healthy choice for our homes.
Natural wood has proven beneficial effects on the quality of sleep and anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic properties; in this way it helps to fight the phenomenon that experts call 'Indoor pollution'. This pollution is not only caused by particles from outside, but also by all the micro-factors such as paint, mould, dust and electromagnetic waves that, over time, have negative effects on our bodies.
Considering all the time we spend in our homes, it is essential to take into account these factors and the well-being that solid wooden furniture and furnishings can bring.
The importance of the correct choice of wood
For example, PlayWood only works with FSC-certified products, which guarantees that the product has been made from raw materials sourced from forests that are properly managed according to forest management and chain of custody principles and without the use of formaldehyde. This ensures that the forests from which it is made are properly managed and grow in a sustainable way. Furthermore, for painted furniture, PlayWood uses only water-based and solvent-free paints.
❝Wood is a material with vital properties; these properties allow it to make a strong contribution to well-being and to be an attractive, environmentally friendly and healthy choice for our homes.❞
Wooden furniture: expert advice for perfect combinations
Wood can make up both the structural parts of our homes and the furniture that decorates them; all these furnishings can be made with different types of wood that must be combined and matched in the right way to create environments that cannot go unnoticed.
When we put wooden furniture in our home, how can we choose the right wood to best match the context?
The first thing to do is to look at your own home. The surroundings will suggest which wooden furniture we can add, in which colours and shapes:
Look at floors and ceilings
If dark tones prevail in the floor or ceiling, adding light and neutral wood furniture will create a pleasant contrast without adding too strong colour elements that would clash with the already strong presence of dark tones.
On the contrary, if light and neutral tones prevail, choosing a darker, golden or reddish wood will give a touch of character to the environment making it more lively and modern.
If the floor is polished, choose opaque tones for wood furnitures such as chairs, tables and small storage units.
Look at carpets, curtains and upholstery
If you look at carpets, curtains and upholstery and see a prevalence of coarse weaves, it is important to break up this pattern by choosing furniture that has a more subtle wood grain or is laminated in a solid colour. The shades and grains of modern wooden furniture are particularly refined and give a natural feel to the product, but it is essential that they are matched to the context. If this is not the case, it will create an effect of confusion, heaviness and redundancy that is not pleasing to the eye.
Pay attention to large-scale furniture
If you have large pieces of furniture in your home, such as an antique dark wood sideboard which is an important part of the furniture, it is essential to try and place other wooden objects away from it so that they are brighter and more streamlined. On the contrary, they would take on little importance, creating a contrasting effect. Combining old and new furniture in the right way is a great way to create fantastic modern wood furniture.
A look at the undertone
In general, all woods have warm undertones, unless they are washed in grey, black or white. A simple rule to follow is to match warm colours to warm undertones, and cool colours to cool undertones. So, if you are trying to create a harmonious whole, choose a group of undertones of the same temperature and match them.
Don't want everything at once
You don't need to furnish your home all at once, with all the same furniture and the same style. The most beautiful homes are those that show care, as if the space has been created continuously over time. This is why it is good not to want everything immediately, but to wait until you find the right furniture, enriching the space with a few objects at a time, but each of great value.
❝How can we choose the right wood to best match the context? The first thing to do is to look at your own home. The surroundings will suggest which wooden furniture we can add, in which colours and shapes❞
Wood is an evergreen
Wood is a beautiful product, always and forever fashionable, capable of instilling emotions and well-being; it is synonymous with naturalness, warmth and safety and can be expressed and combined in an infinite number of styles. As it is an extremely refined material, it is necessary to follow these few simple tips for a modern and at the same time classic furniture; difficult to forget for those who see it for the first time, beneficial for those who live it every day