Inspiration File: Decorating With Raw and Live-Edge Wood

published May 5, 2016
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Lots of people aspire to make their home decor modern, but if you’re not careful, modern can become cold, stale and uninteresting. The cure for a mod overdose? Something natural. Like a touch of authentic, organic, real wood. Here are eight rooms to show you how it’s done.

(Image credit: Corianne Burton)

This raw wood bar top is the perfect addition to Corianne Burton‘s kitchen, as seen on her Instagram.

Live-edge wood adds tons of interest and texture to a simple wall of floating shelves, like in this renovation featured on The Kitchn.

(Image credit: Traditional Home)

With a bit of hardware, a large raw wood slab can become a sliding barn door, like here on Traditional Home.

(Image credit: Planete Deco)

Take a piece of lumber and add four caster wheels and you’ll get this piece from Planete Deco via Beckers, which could be used as a shelf or even a low-profile TV stand.

(Image credit: The Merry Thought)
(Image credit: The Merry Thought)

This living room makeover from The Merry Thought features raw wood installed as both a stair rail and as curtain rods.

(Image credit: Jodie Rosen Design)

And in this bathroom from Jodie Rosen Design, a live-edge piece of wood was installed as a floating bathroom countertop.

Which of these wood applications is your favorite?