Interior Design: Five Fresh Design Ideas for Using Wood in Your Home

fresh design ideas

The addition of wood in any space makes it feel warmer and welcoming. Reclaimed  It enhances modern spaces and adds a touch of character and history to a contemporary home.  It’s not just for your floors anymore either.  Here are five of my favorite fresh design ideas to use wood and some great ideas for incorporating it into your home.

on the ceiling

wood ceiling collage

via hyphen interiors and pinterest

Have you forgotten about your room’s fifth wall?  I don’t know about you, but when I walk into a space where some sort of attention has been paid to the ceiling, it really makes a statement.  We usually forget about the ceiling, but if you’re looking to take your room to the next level, consider the architectural interest that wood on the ceiling will add.  Not only does it look great, but in smaller spaces it attracts your eye upward, making rooms seem bigger and ceilings appear higher.

statement wall

accent wall

via pinterest

I’m not talking wainscoting here people.  I’m talking paneling and interesting patterns created with different types of interior wood finishes.  Depending on the look you are going for, you can leave the wood unfinished, rough hewn, or even mix finishes to add depth and great texture to a room.


wainscoting collage

via hooked on houses and bright bold beautiful

You can’t ever go wrong with wainscoting in my opinion, but lately it’s become even more fun with wainscoting going to new heights and levels of creativity.  Non-traditional heights on walls, larger scale baseboards, new shapes and patterns.

painted wood copy

mirth stuios painted wood tiles

via Mirth Studios

My favorite new find of late, these painted wood tiles are incredible!!  If you’ve seen painted wood floors before, this takes that idea to a whole new level!  Companies like  Mirth Studios are manufacturing engineered hard wood that is pre-painted with incredible images that when installed make your floor look like a work of art.

reclaimed wood

reclaimed wood collage

via dream home diy and Carla aston

If you’ve walked into a Restoration Hardware lately then you know that reclaimed is in and it’s here to stay for awhile.  While it might seem crazy to pay extra for something that is worn or used, just think about how much you have paid for a pair of jeans with strategically placed holes in them. 😉  Using found wood allows you not only to bring new life to something old, but it has an amazing patina that just can’t be matched or manufactured.

I LOVE using wood in any spot in my home and I hope you are feeling inspired to do the same!

Have a great day!


Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.


2 thoughts on “Interior Design: Five Fresh Design Ideas for Using Wood in Your Home”

  1. Love the wood on the ceilings, wainscoting, painted wood – especially the blue tiles – and the reclaimed wood. Not so much the statement walls. The moment I saw it I immediately flashed back to my kitchen in the 70’s: three walls paneled in “wood” and one wall paneled in “brick” . . . YEEECH.


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