8 Timber Frame Decorating Ideas to Accentuate Your Space

Hamill Creek   |   May 30, 2024

Interior design is an important aspect of making a timber frame building feel like a home. For some homeowners, it’s easier to pick floor plans and design layouts than it is to figure out how to decorate a timber frame home. Fortunately, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel when it comes to timber frame decorating ideas.

Interior Design Ideas to Make Your Timber Frame House a Home

We have helped enough timber frame homeowners to know some of the keys to successful interior design. They include:

1. Decorate Locally

In the global culture of today, it’s easy to lose track of the things that make our own little corners of the world unique. One way you can make your timber home feel special is to use local inspiration in your interior designs. For example, if your home is in an area where mountain sports are popular, you can decorate with antique skis, sleds, or mountaineering equipment.

2. Add a Personal Touch

Different homeowners have different ideas about what makes a home feel special, but most can agree that including personal touches is important. You might have some antique furniture that has been passed down in the family or a special artwork that is important to you and your loved ones. Picking something personal and emphasizing it in your home will make the interior unique to you and more comfortable to live in.

3. Light it Up

Most modern timber frame homes include plenty of windows to let natural light in and bring in the beauty of the outdoors. However, when the sun sets it’s helpful to have good lighting design to maintain a warm, well-lit environment. Many homeowners achieve this through the use of up-lighting, which illuminates the timber frame. Floor lamps and table lamps can add additional touches of warmth and light.

4. Bring the Outside Inside

Potted plants are an excellent way to fill the space in a timber frame home with greenery, color, and natural beauty. They fit in well with most timber frame interiors and make spaces feel better for many homeowners. If you are worried about keeping them alive, just be sure to ask the garden shop for easy, durable plants that anyone can grow.

5. Emphasize Natural Textures

Exposed timbers already set the tone for your interior. Why not add to it with other natural materials? You can use stone and wood to further emphasize the natural vibe inside your home. Some people go full rustic with rougher textures, while others choose a more refined look with polished wood and stone.

6. Consider Neutral Colors

Styles are always changing, but in recent years neutral colors have made a big resurgence in interior design. Off-whites, grays, and browns are quite popular. These neutrals are a comfortable interior design choice for many because not only are they popular, but they are also very adaptable. They can go with almost any other color, so you have plenty of options for furniture, rugs, and other interior pieces.

7. Brighten Spaces with Rugs

Many timber frame homes feature hard flooring, such as hardwood or laminate flooring. These flooring choices are easy to clean and beautiful. They are also ideal for rugs, which means you have lots of design options. Some people go with bright colorful rugs, while others choose more neutral options.

8. Stick with an Aesthetic

Choosing an overall aesthetic for your interior design makes it much easier to decorate the entire home. Elegant, rustic, farmhouse, minimalist—there are plenty to choose from. Find one you like best and then you can base all of your other decorating ideas on that aesthetic.

How Do You Make Rustic Look Elegant?

To make rustic look elegant, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, go for quality materials. Solid wood furniture, high-quality rugs, and other important pieces keep some refinement in rustic interiors. Second, go for a neutral color palette with splashes of color. Third, seek to accent with simplicity, such as using candles, flowers, and lamps.

Can You Paint a Timber Frame House?

Yes, you can paint a timber frame house. Many timber frame homeowners are painting their interior walls using neutral grays and browns, but we would strongly recommend against painting the exposed timber frames to retain the distinctive aesthetic of the natural wood grain.

Questions About Timber Frame Home Design?

If you have questions about timber frame home plans or need help with your timber frame home design, please let us know. Our experts are standing by to assist you with timber frame home plans and anything else you need to build your dream home!
Get in touch with Hamill Creek today and experience the expertise, seamless project management, and unmatched craftsmanship for your perfect timber frame home.

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