Guest Picks: 20 Wooden Accessories to Warm Up Your Home for Autumn
I have loved design and decorating since I was building homes with blocks, setting up dollhouses and rearranging my parent’s furniture. I was born and raised in rural Minnesota and much of my inspiration has stemmed from my parents who were notorious for buying “fixer uppers”. They constantly painted, built furniture, repurposed antiques bought at auctions, installed carpet, hung wallpaper and refinished wood floors, all resulting in making a house a home. Watching and learning from my parents, I quickly caught on and began re-decorating my bedroom over and over again. For as long as I can remember, I have been redesigning spaces in my head as soon as I walk into them. My enthusiasm for design and decorating hasn’t changed since childhood, and I’m passionate about sharing my talent...
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There are a multitude of ways to warm up your home for the upcoming fall season: lighting candles, layering with blankets and rugs, adding soft lighting around the room with table lamps and sconces, and adding natural elements like wooden accessories to your decor. Here are some beautiful items made of wood to give your home that warm glow for autumn. — Jami from Imagine
Water Tower Lounge Chair
This lounge chair is made of recycled timbers from a New York City water tower. How cool is that? I love how furniture designers can turn old things into such beautiful work. My dad once made me a dining table out of my Grandma's old milk shed, and I love it.
Songbird Doorstop - $24
Tweet, tweet! This could make a cute gift for that friend of yours who is constantly on Twitter. This little guy is so sweet and understated; he looks like he's been around for ages.
Batik Cheese Slab Set - $46
I'm absolutely loving this right now. I love cheese boards and I love black and white chevron, so this is going on my Christmas list! It's so fabulous and made of olive wood and bone.
Mule Chest, Sappy Walnut by Arrowhead Wood Inc. - $1,950
This walnut dresser could lend so much character to a bedroom. It would instantly warm up a space with its soft caramel and butterscotch tones. The variation in the wood grains gives the piece an insane amount of visual interest.
Batik Olivewood Patterned Coffee Scoop - $12
OK, here's another couple of items to add to my Christmas list. These will replace the crappy plastic coffee scoop currently sitting on my counter. The wood with black and white bone inlay is just fabulous.
Lincoln Heights Mirror - $130.27
I love a good mirror. I not only love that this one is oval, but also love that it has a uniquely shaped frame that you don't see every day. The brown mixed with the gray makes it the perfect accessory to hang in a warm room to cool things down or vice versa.
Prescott Candleholder Set - $54.95
A set of three curvy candleholders on any side table will warm up a space in a hurry! Smooth, shapely and simple, this trio adds a touch of sophistication to any home.
Benzara Hand Carved Wood Wall Panels Sculpture - $232.94
I've always liked carved wood panels like these. I like the intricate details, but the overall feel of the piece is simple and contemporary to me. Breaking it up into three pieces like this gives it a more airy feeling. It'd look perfect above an entry table or dining buffet.
Stone Towel Hook - $59
These are super cool. Combining stone and wood is the right design fix for any nature lover.
Add warmth and organization to your hallway with this organizational system. Hang your coat, keys and umbrella here while storing your mail and other odds and ends beautifully as well.
Teak Salt Dish & Spoon - $18
Teak is always cool in my book. It's just a nice staple to have in your kitchen. I think I'd feel so much more sophisticated if I used this little salt cellar instead of my old salt shaker.
Blue Carnival XV by Natural Selection Studio - $114
A touch of the unexpected is brought to the table with these little beauties. Mixing rustic and contemporary elements is one of my favorite design tricks, and these bowls do just that. The natural wood is completely transformed with that punch of turquoise.
Trivet - EUR 37.50
How pretty are these little coasters? I never think of a coaster being hollow or just an outline, but I guess they work just as well. The variation of colors makes them even more interesting.
Wooden Plates - $12
Can you say fabulous? I love these rustic yet very modern plates. Your dining table would look so cool when set with these and simple white serving bowls and linens.
Kakudo Wall Clock - EUR 72
I was drawn to the simplicity of this wooden wall clock. Simple in size, shape and form, this would be a nice natural addition to any space.
Rising Side Table
You must visit the site to read more about this cool table. I love the look of that seemingly suspended top.
Barnwood Hanging Bed - $2,898
Did anyone else see these on "Home by Novogratz"? I thought they were so interesting. I'm not sure if they had them custom made or not, but if you want the same look, you can purchase your very own rustic barn wood hanging bed at Anthropologie!
Wood Cast Side Table
Mixing metallics and wood is right at the top of my favorite design tips. This unique line of wood casting furniture does that exquisitely. It's totally hip and something I'd love to see in my own home.
Coco Pendant Mini - AUD 1,350
I love these. They would absolutely go in my home. Wood mixed with black and white is divine. I love the simple shape of these sleek wooden pendants.