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Wood is an indispensible material for interior decorating if you want to achieve the ambiance of serene dignity and combine rustic with modern. Numerous hues and finishes give you more than enough options for combining and contrasting colors, however, despite the fact that there are people who will enjoy a wood rich decor  regardless of the exact composition and balance, there are things that you have to pay attention to if you want to achieve harmony of elements and tie the space together.

Focus

First of all, you need to decide on the dominant color or hue. Your choice will depend on the rest of the furniture that you intend to use, wall colors, the size of the room, lighting and numerous other factors. For instance, smaller spaces could benefit more from lighter wood, as it gives the impression of vastness, which may be why lighter shades are currently quite a popular choice. The dominance of a particular shade can be established by making sure that the larger pieces of furniture in the room are of the chosen color, for instance having a bed, and an armoire in the same hue will do more than enough to set the tone.  Also, beautiful wooden door can be the right choice if you want to have a bit of rustic spirit. Explore this gallery of
wooden doors for inspiration
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Balance


Once you have the base color, you can get creative with combining and contrasting the rest of the furniture in order to create a dynamic yet soothing atmosphere. Naturally, there are some rules that you have to keep in mind when trying to combine different pieces. For instance, while contrasting colors is not only perfectly acceptable, and even desirable, you should try to stick to one type of finish on the food. Alternating between glossy and dark finish might work in some settings, but you should try and stick with only one kind if you want to avoid unnecessary complications. Even when the base color is drastically different, the same kind of finish creates a feeling of unity and concept.

Contrast

While it may seem that it could be disruptive of harmony, contrast can really help in setting the tone and tying the room together. This goes for wood colors, as well as for the type of furniture you are using. Even if wood is the main theme, this is no to say that you can’t sprinkle the room with some futuristic pieces of furniture, as long as they harmonize well.

When it comes to color try limiting yourself to only a couple of shades, that will be distributed evenly around the room. This allows you to create something of a flow and accent the pieces or parts of the room that you want accented. If you want a more unified theme, you can try to balance out the contrast by using appropriately colored accessories. For instance if you have a light wood chair that you want to harmonize with a darker wood table, you might try using dark cushions to bridge the difference and establish a connection between the pieces.Here
is an example of well balanced interior
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