Adding Wood Finishes to Enhance the Look and Feel of Your Home

When it comes to the home design, there are various things that you can do to improve it in order to feel a lot more comfortable, and of course, to make your house look even more visually appealing.

In a nutshell, the options are endless.

Some people replace their old furniture with brand-new ones, while there are those who focus solely on a décor. After all, it's up to you to decide what is currently the most urgent.

What most people do these days when they want to refresh the space they reside in, is to opt for wood finishes because they can reap many benefits from it.

If you would like to know what are the biggest ones, then just keep scrolling.

Their Color Is Perfect For Any Type Of Home

One of the biggest virtues of wood finishes is the fact that their shades and colors can perfectly complement any space, even the plainest area in your household. For example, if you have an area in your home that looks quite ordinary, then you can embellish it by using darker, earthy shades of wood.

That’s something that’s going to make this room a bit more refined and elegant. On the flip side, if you want to spruce up a relatively small space, then you can always opt for a gold birch and combine it with silvery undertones because this mixture is going to accentuate every part of it.

Homeowners, who are longing to have a room that exudes that country vibe, usually utilize white birch because it is not only beautiful but very resilient and durable too! Speaking of this transformation, if you've never dealt with wood finishes before, then maybe you should consider hiring a trusted handyman services provider to get the job done. After all, these people are here to help you turn your dreams into reality in terms of home design.

Your Furniture Will Become Cozier 

Another reason why so many homeowners turn to wood finishes is because they are able to improve the ergonomic design of their homes. It's worth mentioning that when you decide to obtain new furniture, then you shouldn't take into account solely its style, design, and color, but functionality and comfort as well.

At the end of the day, it’s highly likely that you will utilize it frequently, hence it’s important that it makes you feel comfortable, otherwise, you’ll be only wasting your money. And that’s exactly what you will accomplish with wood finishes.

In case you didn’t know, they are capable of smoothing out rough edges, and simultaneously, become an extra layer of protection in order to avoid dealing with splinters. Furthermore, if you select a wood finish that comes with a non-slip texture, then it’s going to turn any piece of furniture even more sturdy and safe, meaning that you’ll lower the chances of having any incident.

They Are Eco-Friendly

Before we further dive into this segment, we would like to remind you that this refers to the non-toxic wood finishes. Namely, although conventional ones are generally great, non-toxic ones are one hundred percent free from toxins and harmful chemicals that can negatively affect the air quality of your house.

Dealing with these chemicals can oftentimes be very challenging, due to the fact that at some point they will find a way to enter the groundwater and soil, which can hurt the environment over time.

Luckily, that's not the case with wood finishes that are organic because they are made of organic materials that cannot harm the environment in any way. All of them are loaded with natural oils and minerals derived from plants, like hemp oil, linseed oil, carnauba wax, and many others that are completely harmless.

Even though this segment has nothing to do with the appearance of your home, we still wanted to mention it, because, at the end of the day, you want to employ materials that will allow you to have high-quality, indoor air, right?

You And Your Home Will Exude Content And Happiness 

Now, we know that some of you may not find this to be very relevant, but if you ask us, this is a very important fact that cannot be overlooked. Namely, various studies have proven before that almost every person in the world has biophilia.

So what does it mean? It means that most humans are yearning to have some sort of connection with nature (along with other forms of life). That’s why most people are so happy and in a good mood in general when they spend some time in nature.

Therefore, if you cannot currently surround yourself with nature, then what you can do is bring nature in, meaning to opt for wood finishes that are going to make you feel a lot more satisfied, will positively impact your health, and even boost your productivity. 

By doing so, your home will not only become much prettier, but you will also feel a lot happier while you stay indoors. In other words, this is for sure a win-win situation.

A Perfect Energy Saver

Now, this may not impact the appearance of your home, however, it will without a doubt influence your budget, which will definitely make you feel happier. In case you didn’t know, building materials that aren’t organic, such as steel have a tendency to extend when heated which can drastically weaken structure.

Luckily, that's not the case with wood. In fact, as time goes by, it actually dries and becomes a lot harder, which doesn't allow any energy leakage from the place it is enclosing. Below we will give you some examples (in terms of materials) that will show you how fast they conduct heat in comparison to the wood.

  • Aluminum: 7,000 times faster than wood
  • Steel: 1,650 times faster than wood
  • Marble: 90 times faster than wood
  • Glass: 23 times faster than wood

It’s easy to see based on every fact that was enumerated today that wood provides so many amazing benefits, not only when it comes to the design, but to your well-being too. Therefore, there’s no reason not to choose it during your next remodeling project.

Author - Aleksandra Djurdjevic
Aleksandra Djurdjevic          

Senior Content Creator

Aleksandra Djurdjevic is a senior writer and editor, covering jewelry, accessories, and trends. She’s also works with services, home décor. She has previously worked as ESL teacher for English Tochka. Aleksandra graduated from the Comparative Literature department at the Faculty of Philosophy in Serbia. Aleksandra’s love for the environment, crafts and natural products over the years helps her continue to be a top expert at Wooden Earth.


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