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Raw Decoration: The beauty of imperfection

In this article, we will talk about Raw decoration style that uses wooden elements in the most natural state possible. A commitment to the beauty of imperfection, which makes each element unique.

Today we are going to review a trend that is taking strength in decoration. The raw decoration is based on using wooden elements in the most natural state. Wood must be in its pure state or look as natural and imperfect as possible. But we are not talking about a rustic style decoration or country house, on the farmhouse. It is about using a modern decoration of pure and modern lines, together with raw or raw materials that stand out for their unique and timeless beauty. They create a spectacular contrast that makes these pieces the center of all eyes.

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Where does the raw decoration come from?

The word itself means “rough”, something like raw material, untreated. We live in a world that seeks to seek a more sustainable, healthy and authentic lifestyle. We return to look towards nature to include it in our daily life. In fact, the consumption of raw food is very topical. Just like home gardens, organic food, recycling … And this movement towards healthy, eco-friendly and natural also reaches the decoration. Now we discover the taste for this type of furniture or decorative elements “raw” or in its natural state.

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The beauty of imperfection is claimed, which makes each element unique. Pieces of wood almost untreated, or that seem it, fresh from forest to decorate our home. And so make us feel closer to nature. In this way, raw decoration looks for elements with natural shapes, not symmetrical, and full of cracks and imperfections. Surely you’ve seen it in the magazines and fairs but maybe you still have not put the name. Let’s review some of its features.

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Pure wood

If an element stands out, it is the wood in its pure state, with cracks and porosities in sight. And it is that the wood which is beautiful naturally without additives or disguises. The wood should look like in nature or at least look like it. Which doesn’t mean that we don’t take care of it, with natural oils to maintain its beauty for a long time. But we will choose wood in its natural color and with the most rustic and pure look possible. Rough texture and full of imperfections and unsuspected and surprising forms. The raw decoration moves us to nature!

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Playing with textures

In raw decoration one of the keys is mixing of different textures. This will make stand out and highlight those unique pieces. In this way, we will combine raw pieces with more modern ones, with straight and simple lines that in contrast make them shine with their own light. The wood will bring warmth to the environment in contrast to modern and symmetrical furniture. Texture is one of the keys of this style. We must also play with textile textures. The most used pieces are tables, shelves, coffee tables, side tables, wooden beams and stools.

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Find the balance

It isn’t about saturating an environment with raw pieces. You must find a balance that makes them stand out. So we will choose two or three pieces of raw style for each room and we will mix them with modern style furniture. The composition can go well with many types of style: minimalist, Nordic, industrial, rustic … So we shouldn’t change our decoration completely if we don’t integrate these central pieces in it. In this way we will achieve a warm, natural and very welcoming environment.

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Environments that transmit relax

We seek to create a calm and natural environment which we can relax. This type of natural wood elements will help us to achieve it. The materials influence our personal mood. Natural wood helps us to feel more in tune with nature and makes us calmer. We must also prioritize the use of natural colors in both wood and the rest of the environment. The browns, creams, whites and in general all the colors related to the earth and the forest. A return to nature will bring peace and serenity to the home.

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Decorative beams

Another element that is very trendy with Raw decoration is wooden decorative beams. But now in its purest and most natural state, resembling trunks of trees that decorate our roofs. In this way, we bring warmth to our roofs and give them prominence. And with that, the ceilings are no longer seems to be unnoticed if not also protagonists. This is the perfect way to get it, especially if you have high ceilings at home.

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Another feature of raw decoration is the taste for recycling and the reuse of wood. So we can recover pallets or pieces of wood to give our home a Raw style. For example, with a nice headboard made with pieces of a pallet. Or with a coffee table imperfect and full of personality that will make any space unique. Recycling is fashionable and is perfect for introducing raw decoration in our home. Here are some ideas that can be useful to you Let recycling enter your home!

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How to incorporate raw decoration in our house?

As we have already said, it is not necessary to make a radical change, only to include some wooden elements in their most natural state possible. A good idea is to take advantage of recycling as in this article about recycling wooden doors. We can choose to include small furniture such as wooden boxes, stools or side tables. Or also anold wooden ladder. All these small elements will bring warmth and naturalness. And we can use these elements in any room of our home, since it fits perfectly in all of them. If you have to change any important piece, such as a table or a dresser, look for it in wood, in natural colors and that the cracks, small marks are appreciated in it … It will become a key piece in your decoration.

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And do you join the raw decoration?

Or maybe you’ve already signed up without knowing it. Because it is what happens in decoration. Sometimes we have seen something for a while or we have even introduced it at home when we discover that it is the latest trend. In fact, we have been seeing Raw decoration for a while. Little by little the wood has been gaining space and, in the end, it has managed to consolidate itself as a trend of its own. And I’m not going to complain, because I love it. I’ve been searching for those dining room or kitchen tables full of cracks and crumbs that seem about to tell us a story. And the wood has so much to contribute to the home. Don’t you think? And it is also proof that recycling continues to gain strength. Did you like this idea?? Then stay tuned for more posts like this. You can subscribe to get every idea to your mail. And don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest and Facebook. What is your favorite element? I await your comments and ideas. Happy week.

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