Bring on the Bleached Wood!

It takes a special wood species to get me excited…Between house hunting and remodeling, I’ve seen enough “Early American”, “Red Mahogany”, and “Colonial Maple”  to last a lifetime.  But this relatively new trend of “bleached” wood has won my heart.  It’s a great option for floors or case goods and is the perfect option for those of you who love the look of natural wood, but prefer lighter, whiter colors that pare well with cooler color palettes.

For the more advanced DIYers, achieving this look may be feasible.  In fact, Bob Vila has a great article on the process below:

The Dos and Don’ts of Bleaching Wood

But for those of who just want to shop the trend, check out the options below for stylish ways to add this trend to your home!

Arhaus’ Pietro Dining Table is a great way to make a bold, but casual statement in your dining area.  This trestle-style table is available in three lengths (72″, 84″, and 94″) and is made from oak and alder woods.  Handcrafted by Mexican artisans, it’s sure to hold up to even the rowdiest of family gatherings!

Pietro Dining Table: https://www.arhaus.com/furniture/dining-room-furniture/dining-room-tables/pietro-94-inch-dining-table-in-bleached-oak/

For a boho look, check out Urban Outfitters’ Padma Dresser.  Made from Mango wood, it offers carving details and five large drawers.  And at $749 (and currently on sale), it’s a very reasonable price.

Padma Dresser: https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/padma-dresser?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=010

If you’re anxious about mixing wood stains and species in your space, but love the look of bleached wood, Dash and Albert’s Jute Woven Bleached Oak Rug is the perfect solution.  Made from 100 percent jute and available in sizes up to 10×14, the rug will work with a multitude of color palettes and styles.

Jute Woven Bleached Oak Rug design by Dash & Albert

Bleached Oak Rug: http://dashandalbert.annieselke.com/Rugs/Jute-Woven-Bleached-Oak-Rug/p/RDA443

If you’re replacing floors (and in the market for engineered wood floors in particular), Mohawk now offers a product to give you the look of hand scraped bleached wood floors without all of the mess on site.   While this may not work for all residences, for homes in coastal communities, these 5″ planks could be the perfect way to add a striking, light, but still neutral base for your home’s look.

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Glacier Oak Wire Brushed Floor: https://www.wayfair.com/Mohawk-American-Loft-Oak-Hardwood-Flooring-in-Glacier-WAE09-25-L1370-K~MHK4612.html?refid=GX107983265906-MHK4612&device=c&ptid=329783907517&targetid=pla-329783907517&gclid=CLrW-qOl0tQCFYS3wAodZnwGIQ

If you prefer a more contemporary look, you’re not totally left out of this trend! The Singleton Bleached Birch Veneer 3 Door Buffet by Latitude Run features simple, sleek lines and could work just as well in a family room as a television console, as in a dining room for serious storage.

Singleton Buffet: https://www.wayfair.com/Latitude-Run-Singleton-Bleached-Birch-Veneer-3-Door-Buffet-LATT6679.html

Hope you enjoyed these pieces as much as we do!

Meg

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