2015 Design Trend Prediction: Rustic Elements

December 12, 2014   |   Design Dilemmas, News

In honor of 2015 we have complied a few trends we are most excited to see next year. Last week we showcased floating shelves, a modern trend we love. You can check out the post by clicking here.

Another trend we predict to take off  is the use of reclaimed wood. Like floating shelves, using reclaimed wood has been around for a while, however our designers predict there will be big splash of reclaimed and natural looking wood being used in modern and contemporary homes. Typically the style has been used as a beautiful accent for cottage or rustic kitchens, which we expect to continue as well as expand into other styles. Overall, nothing beats the authentic rich tones that natural wood can offer.

Compared to the generations of the past, we’re fortunate to have so many choices of eco-friendly materials including reclaimed wood, which is a big deal to everyone at Woodways, because we are huge supporters of building green and sustainability. You can imagine our delight in the growing popularity of this trend. Not only does it look good, but it helps our environment too! Even a simple panel or shelf introduces a unique, natural element to a room. Whether contemporary or traditional, the use of reclaimed wood will add character and warmth to your home.

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You can make a big impact in a small way by adding a rustic pendant, buffet or island.

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Dark stained wood has an interesting effect on kitchens. It can create a cozy space or one that is sharp and elegant. To achieve an expensive, yet comfortable look with reclaimed wood try pairing it with light colored walls and white counter tops.

The warmth of wood is entering the modern and contemporary kitchen scene as designers are including cherry, maple, and walnut woods. The door and drawer fronts are streamlined with no raised or beveled paneling and partnered with modern pulls.