Faux bois shows that wood is where it’s at! Our guest contributor Niz Proskocil shares insight about how the look of wood on accent pieces has turned into much more than this material’s standard place on the floor.
French for “false wood,” faux bois is ingrained in the world of design. On trend season after season, faux bois refers to the reproduction of wood, tree bark, or wood grain in materials such as fabric, porcelain, concrete, plastics, and paper. This warm, woodsy pattern appears in a variety of home furnishings and decor – and not just in neutral shades of brown, but in an unexpected range of colors.
Branch Out with Faux Bois
It’s not going out on a limb to say faux bois is en vogue. In fact, nature-inspired faux bois is très chic! Highlighting this rustic, whimsical motif in your home is a simple yet stylish way to bring the look and feel of the outdoors inside. Whether you want a whole forest of faux bois or just a trace of twig, you can pick from a fun selection of home furnishings available in this style, including area rugs, wall art, vases, pendant lights, and more. If you’re stumped for ideas, check out the Faux Bois Styleboard for inspiration.
Faux Bois for You and Moi
Playful and modern, faux bois patterns and textures complement just about any home, whether you live in an Arts and Crafts-style bungalow or a loft with a Mid-Century Modern vibe. Ease into the look by adding a soft throw pillow like the Pillow Collection Kratie Pillow. Area rugs add depth and interest to any room, and this Mohawk Linen Cyclone Rug gets its cool, modern appeal from the faux bois treatment.
Give it a go outside and spruce up your porch or patio with the tree trunk-inspired Campania International Adirondack Cast Stone Planter.
However you choose to incorporate faux bois into your home, be it a comfy chair or a wall decal, it’s an easy way to bring warmth and whimsy to your space.
- Niz Proskocil, guest contributor