If you were to ask me a couple of years ago what popped into my head when I heard “PINE,” I would have described something like this:
Yikes. Fitting for a mountain hideaway cabin, but in my home? No thank you.
When Doug and I decided to renew our lease we sat down and went through the past two IKEA catalogues to see what styles stood out to us… What were we drawn to? If we’re going to stay ten more months, let’s put some purpose into our home, right?
This room spoke to me, but I am realistic enough to know that our home will never look like this:
In fact, all the pictures he pointed out included natural wood, most often pine. So I hopped on the pine train and started thinking about ways to incorporate it into our home. To be honest, using the same wood in all the different rooms is a great way to unify the whole living space together. We came up with three ways to include pine in our home, which I’ll post more about next week, when I have the place cleaned up and ready for photos. Today, I’ve got a birthday party to put together.
How about some more pine inspiration?
(IKEA… all IKEA.)
What design element are you drawn to these days?