In a recent publication on bathroom storage furniture, we addressed the issue of decorating trends. Among them, we have indicated that of natural decoration and, more particularly, wooden furniture. In this article, we follow up on this publication to give you design ideas with wooden bathroom furniture.
The wooden bathroom cabinet is a solution for organizing space that seduces with its natural and authentic appearance.
Many manufacturers offer various storage for this space. Vanity units, open or closed wall storage, shelves, small furniture such as stools and armchairs… As with the floor covering and the facings, the wooden furniture for the bathroom should be selected in an informed manner. We investigated the types of wood suitable for the furniture in this room of the house. To learn all about this and how to combine trendy materials with wooden furniture, it’s here !
The different types of wood bathroom furniture available on the current market
Wood is a material that has always been part of the furniture making traditions. In the case of bathroom furniture, this material has been used in the past; but it’s in the last few years that it’s really popular. The explanation for this phenomenon is simple. It is due to the fact that we now have the know-how and the techniques to make wooden bathroom furniture more accessible and more durable..
In the past, maintaining a wooden bathroom cabinet required a lot of effort; but, today, there are ways to make such a piece of furniture and treat it to make its surface more durable from its inception. What’s more, these techniques have made wood bathroom furniture a lot cheaper. Good news for those who dream of a natural, decorative atmosphere in their relaxation area !
Today, manufacturers offer a very wide range of wood bathroom products. They include, roughly, the following types of furniture: vanity unit (or double sinks); wall shelves; wall units with or without doors; stools and armchairs. To go further in your passion for natural decoration, you can also bet on wooden accessories for your bathroom..
The wooden bathroom cabinet is available in various styles
To this very wide variety is added the fact that the wooden bathroom furniture is made to meet all tastes. As a result, it can fit into virtually any interior space, regardless of its style of decoration and size..
Wood is a typical material for certain styles of bathroom decor. The Scandinavian designer bathroom often features light-colored wooden furniture. The rustic style one is characterized by its raw and organic surfaces. Industrial-style bathrooms also often have touches of wood. This is all the more true for interiors of vintage industrial design..
In addition, the wooden bathroom cabinet is also favored in the Japanese-style decor. In fact, the traditional Japanese bathroom even has a wooden bathtub! This also explains the fact that these natural surfaces inspire us for interior design in a Zen and spa atmosphere. In short, wood is a material that inspires us with a feeling of well-being and relaxation..
What are the current wooden bathroom cabinet options ?
Did you know that the wooden furniture available on the current market is made using several types of materials? We can distinguish three main groups:
- solid wood;
- particle board surfaces;
Find out the basics about each manufacturing category and type of wood in the paragraphs below.
the solid wood bathroom cabinet is an option that will appeal to those who wish to treat themselves to a high-end product. It is an authentic type of wood that has a natural resistance to moisture. The furniture made of this material is of very high quality; the price of the raw material, the scarcity of wood and the amount of transport and manufacture explain its higher cost compared to other solutions.
The wood furniture for bathrooms in particles are an affordable, affordable and stylish option. This type of furniture is made of fibers and particles of wood pressed and glued together; it also contains traces of synthetic resin. Furniture made of this type of material is specially designed to resist humidity in the bathroom. In addition, they are sometimes provided with a PVC or lacquer coating.
the plywood wood bathroom cabinet is made in several layers made from wood. They are glued together using different artificial products and pressed at high temperature.
Furniture of this kind is also treated to last longer when exposed to splashing water. It is also a light furniture option, ideal for spaces that cannot be arranged with bathroom storage made of solid wood..
The choice of wooden bathroom furniture according to its essence
In addition to these aspects rather related to the manufacture of furniture, we can also select a wooden bathroom storage according to its essence. Nowadays, there are a lot of species that are used in the creation of furniture for the bathroom. Here are the three essential categories:
- light-colored woods;
- dark woods;
- the type of so-called exotic wood.
We offer you some useful information on these three types of essences in the text at the bottom.
The light-colored wooden furniture include species such as oak, birch, pine, hornbeam, chestnut, chestnut… This type of furniture brings a warm touch to the space without overloading the general atmosphere of the room. Light woods are easy to match with almost any color and surface.
Due to its appearance, such a wooden cabinet is ideal for a small room or limited lighting. Examples of this are seen in Scandinavian, modern, bohemian chic style interiors..
a dark wood bathroom cabinet can have a species of walnut, cherry, olive, acacia… These surfaces generally have rather brown or reddish tones. They contribute to the creation of a natural and authentic atmosphere; they are found in rustic, mountain chalet or industrial style interiors.
the exotic wood bathroom furniture includes species such as teak, ipe, bamboo, Brazilian walnut … This is a very varied category in terms of wood colors, but the surfaces that form part of it are always quite characteristic. We will rely on this kind of surfaces for the development of a spa or Zen bathroom.
When the wooden bathroom cabinet is associated with other surfaces
In modern interior spaces, a wooden bathroom cabinet is often seen associated with other natural surfaces. What are the most successful combinations of materials and colors? How do you select the one that will be best suited to your bathroom? In the next section, we discuss some of the trendiest surface combinations around..
Wooden vanity unit for bathroom. Azzurra
Associate a wooden bathroom cabinet with concrete surfaces
Associating a wooden bathroom cabinet with concrete surfaces is one of the major trends of the moment. Typical for industrial decor, this combination of materials is successfully spreading in other designs and styles of decoration.
Concrete surfaces can be provided with different finishes (waxed concrete, color options, etc.). With a more or less raw appearance, this material is naturally softened by wood in light or neutral tones. The result: a balanced and ultra modern bathroom decor !
Combine a wooden bathroom cabinet with natural stone
Natural stone is probably the most classic ally of wood surfaces. The two types of materials have coexisted harmoniously for hundreds of years. We are used to it and, yet, we never cease to be inspired by this chic and impressive wedding.
One of the major advantages of the stone and wood bathroom decor option is hidden in the unlimited possibilities it offers us. They affect both the color options and the variants of accessories and decorative styles to adopt !
Combine a wooden bathroom cabinet with ceramic or earthenware
Finally, we consider one last bathroom decor option that is both very popular and very elegant. Ideal for spaces of all sizes, it consists of combining wood with ceramic or earthenware surfaces. Among its advantages is the huge choice of tile sizes and colors. All this can only enhance the wooden storage furniture in your bathroom !