When I started blogging 12 years ago, painted furniture was all the rage. I had never heard of chalk paint until I started seeing it on DIY blog sites. The colors and finishes were beautiful, so I had to try it for myself. I couldn’t believe that you didn’t have to wear out your wrists sanding a piece of furniture before painting. Chalk paint was a decorator’s dream come true. Fast forward to today, and you’ll see that wood furniture and finishes are making a resounding comeback. And now I’m ready to start stripping the paint off some of my furniture.
The beauty and richness of natural wood adds depth and warmth to a room, so I’m glad to see a rise in the popularity of wood furniture. Today’s post has beautiful examples of wood furniture in a variety of rooms. Vintage pieces, like the one in this home office, are especially interesting and unique with little cubbies and drawers to explore and store things.
A vintage, roll-top wooden desk makes great use of an awkward corner in this cheery, cottage living room. The natural wood finish allows for some grounding of the space with its white walls and ceiling.
A traditional butler’s chest makes an impact in an almost all-white room. If the chest were painted, it wouldn’t create the same drama and depth as wood. Lucky is the person who finds an antique in primo condition.
Who can resist a natural wood farmhouse hutch? Such a beautiful yet simple piece of furniture that takes center stage in any room. Display dishes, quilts, family photos, and so much more. If there’s one piece of wood furniture you’re going to invest in, this is it!
Wood furniture commands attention in the bathroom, too. I’m currently on the hunt for a vintage wooden piece to add to my downstairs bathroom. We finally had the plumbing updated and it wasn’t nearly as expensive as I thought it’d be. I’d love to find a chest like this one (at a bargain price, of course!).
Use classic piece of wood furniture to greet visitors in the entryway. A chest like this is classic and timeless. You can find pieces like this for relatively inexpensive prices. Check second-hand shops for the best deals.
It’s fairly easy to find wooden armoires that lend beauty and functionality to any room. For people like me who live in old houses without a a lot of storage, pieces like this are a treasure.
Scandinavian furniture often comes in wood finishes. This charming bench nestles perfectly into a windowed alcove. Change out the pillows according to the season or your mood if you’re craving a little more pattern and color. The bench will remain looking gorgeous.
I’m not sure which is the focal point in bathroom – the vintage tub or the arched armoire. Both are beautiful and balance each other perfectly. Note how the wood keeps the room from feeling washed out.
Who can resist a unique hutch like this one? I want to open those vertical side drawers on the side. I’ve never seen something like that. So interesting!
And finally, if you find a solid wood chest of drawers, consider turning it into a bathroom vanity. I’m also looking for something like this for the bathroom. I’ve looked for vanities at home stores, but I want something a little more unique and custom looking.
So I’m curious – which do you prefer? Natural wood furniture, or painted furniture? If you can’t decide, it’s okay to say both!