Written on May 17, 2013 at 10:06 am , by Kelly Eagle
Trend: Faux Wood
Our editors first saw the faux wood trend last year at the annual tile and bath show in Italy, mostly in the form of wood-look tile. One of my favorite pictures the editors shared is this ceramic tile which looks like whitewashed wood with vintage-style text printed on some of the ‘planks.’
It would be great as a floor, but would be even more fun as an accent wall in a living room, or even covering an entryway.
Then, while I was at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show last month in New Orleans, faux wood was appearing everywhere and on everything! One of my favorite faux wood pieces was a bathroom vanity made with digital wood from Robern. It’s just what it sounds like ‘ digital images of wood pressed between pieces of glass on the sides and front of this bathroom vanity.
It’s a very modern look, yet with the wood grain it feels warm — it was stunning in person! And is it crazy that I am also in love with how easy it would be to clean?
We even hopped on the trend here at BHG. You may have noticed the floors in the Behind the Scenes look at the “How to Clean Tile” video I shared here on the blog looked an awful lot like wood. Nope, it was ceramic tile!
Once you start looking for the trend, you will notice it everywhere.
If you want the get the look in your own home, here are some fun options:
Where would you put faux wood in your home? On the floor? The walls? Or use it in a piece of furniture or accessory?
- Kelly Eagle, Associate Home Editor, BHG.com
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