Pine Bedroom Furniture
Lighten a room with pine
Pine bedroom furniture is great for creating a rustic look in a room, which is why it's so often part of country-style and heritage-themed furniture sets. But there are other reasons for loving pine, furniture made in the paler shades of pine helps to maximize the light in a room, creating a modern look. This is why pine is popular for both traditional and contemporary bedroom furniture.
The old-fashioned styling of pine is usually associated with kitchens - Welsh dressers and spice racks - but it also works well for pine bedroom furniture. A pine chest of drawers goes very well with a cottage-style brass bed. But don't be tempted to overdo the country look with floral bed-linen; it's better to stick to plain fabrics, and add spring colors elsewhere.
If you want flowers as part of your interior design, go for the real thing, whether it's fresh or dried. If you want a cozy country bedroom look, the warmer shades of pine are better, so pieces made from the Southern Yellow, Honey Pine or the Sugar Pine are good options. It is also possible to stain lighter shades of pine in order to make their color darker and warmer.
If you're going for the modern look with your pine bedroom furniture, go for simple pieces in the paler, 'unfinished' shades of pine. The Eastern and Western White Pines can be creamy-white or pale yellow in shade, and this goes well with urban neutrals such as ivory and mocha.
The difference that details can make to a piece is quite astonishing, and testament to pine's versatility. For example, a pine chest of drawers might look very rustic, with white drawer-knobs that have been stenciled in a floral design. However, replace those drawer-knobs with aluminum ones, and you have a very modern-looking piece of pine bedroom furniture. This season's cutting-edge drawer-knobs are made from leather, stitched in the pattern of a baseball glove. It is also possible to buy clear glass drawer-knobs that resemble light bulbs, and these will give your pine furniture a witty, urban look.
However, although pine is great for bedroom furniture, it's not so good for floors. It's softwood, which means that it's light, soft and porous. A high heel will place a dent in a pine floor unless it's coated in a thick, hard, covering of varnish.