Wood and metal could not be more different; one is natural, rugged and rustic, while the other is refined, modern and chic. When paired together, this opposite attraction creates a beautifully layered space full of both color and texture. With an assortment of looks and finishes from organic to shiny, this trendy match can take on a wide variety roles. Whether you’re designing a rustic interior or opting for a more modern space, this favored décor trend offers an impeccable option when redesigning the look of your home.
Two lovely examples of the wood and metal trend taking a rustic appearance as seen in the kitchen and living room above. Images via Houzz and Apartment Therapy
The combination of weathered wood coordinated alongside wrought-iron details, brings a rustic, rough-hewn appearance to décor that’s both organic and elegant. To achieve this natural vibe in your room, look for pieces where the wood is unrefined and the metal has an antique allure.
Bright, retro style accent chairs matched against a reclaimed wood table and adorning metal seats, is a perfect eclectic look! Images via Apartment Therapy, Pinterest & Brewster Home Fashions
To accomplish a more eclectic space, mix your finishes and styles of furniture together. Pair both wood and metal chairs alongside one another, or add in a pop of color or a dazzling metallic accent. Garnish with antique accessories such as a gilded metal frame or mirror. This look is funky and stylish and allows you the freedom to personalize as much or as little as you desire.
Images via Houzz, My Scandinavian Home Blog and Better Homes and Gardens
Pairing wood that has a polished and smooth appearance beside ultra-refined metal as seen in the examples above brings modern flavor to décor, many times with an industrial look and feel that’s both stylish and chic. To achieve this contemporary coupling, use modern pieces of furniture as well as modern room accents to tie your whole look together.