Forget superstition, every piece in this selection of oak furniture is a real winner. The charming grain of this hardwood is also the key to its strength and durability, meaning whatever you pick out will be with you for a long time.
It’s no surprise that many cultures use the oak tree to signify power and fortitude: from their curly leaves and cutesy acorns, this formidable flora has a sense of awe and splendour we’d all like to embody. When used for goods around your home, these same qualities can add magnificence and wonder to any room, and unlike with some other hardwoods it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg either.
We especially like incorporating these pieces into a rustic look that’s really popular right now. Borrowing inspiration from your favourite cabin or the charming farm you visit to pick produce, this look is just the thing for an approachable, cozy home. Pair finely finished oak chairs with a more roughly hewn coffee table made from raw wood or recycled barn slats for a homely and warm living room. Don’t forget some soft wool blankets and flannel pyjamas to have a truly luxurious day in.
If the great outdoors isn’t quite your thing you can go in the opposite direction with industrial chic designs. While this aesthetic is most well known for using materials from serious heavy-use industry, things like steel, polished aluminium, and wrought-iron, it needs organic elements to keep it from seeming too spare and cold. A stained oak clock is a great way to inject a little bit of mother nature into this look, as are floating shelves, especially ones that incorporate industrial elements like concrete that are a bit softer than metal. Wood isn’t the first that comes to mind with light fixtures but an oak lamp or hanging light is an outstanding way to finish this vibe.