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Wood accents: this years hottest trends

    The temperature outside may have begun to drop, but if you have a warm and inviting home, you might not even notice it at all. Here are some ways to warm up your space with this season’s hottest trend – wood.

    Think vintage
    There are several different furniture and décor styles from previous decades – including mid-century modem and the arts and crafts movement – that incorporate wood. Check your local flea market or antique store for a unique-to-you piece that’s sure to grab anyone’s attention.

    Go global
    You can often score unique wooden accent pieces – like sculptures from Bali and Mexico – from global artisans who work with woods native to their region. Online stores like UNICEF Market by UNICEF Canada feature the work of a wide range of global artisans at a variety of price points, so there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone’s budget.

    Off the wall
    Wood panelling on walls might bring back memories of the 1970s and dark wood-panelled basement rec rooms, but modern designers often recommend a single wood-panelled wall as an accent piece in living areas such as bedrooms and dining rooms. With a number of styles to choose from, like shiplap for a rustic feel, the days of cheap and shiny particle panelling are long gone.

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