Contemporary interiors are associated with a sleek, muted aesthetic – think crisp whites, sleek fixtures and appliances, and a much more minimalistic approach to accessories. It’s because of this clean look that the faux bois trend has become so popular. Among the melamine and the stainless steel and the glass and the edited furniture, you need some natural elements like wood. Faux bois does you one better though by giving a space a hint of quirk – is it real or isn’t it? The cheeky pattern feels fresh and fun, but it still evokes the natural feel of real wood.
You’ve probably seen faux bois on everything from coffee cups to pillows to wallpaper, and let’s face it, it works on just about every surface! If you haven’t jumped on board the wood grain train, however, we have some suggestions for doing it in your own home.
From left to right: Martha Stewart Living Layered Faux Bois Area Rug, $75.96; Martha Stewart Living 3 inch Wood Grain Rocker, $4.98; Kenroy Home Derby 29 inch Natural Wood Grain Table Lamp, $104.40; Martha Stewart Living 1 Double Roll Faux Bois Paintable Wallpaper, $25.96; Marazzi Riflessi de Legno Oak Porcelain Wall and Floor Tile, $4.89/sq. foot
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