Natural wood furniture always looks great; however, when it comes to enjoying the full experience of owning pieces crafted from timber. Your other senses need to come into play. Naturally we’re talking about touch, as a tactile exterior is essential; but more than that, you should choose items made from the most aromatic wood varieties as well.
If you’ve not thought about the scents of different woods. It might be because you’ve not yet invested in anything other than unperfumed options. There’s nothing wrong with that at all and some of the timbers we enjoy working with are low down on the scent scale; however, for a more comprehensive and multisensory experience, you just have to consider some of the following!
One of the most famous scented woods, red cedar smells as great as it looks. Emitting a rich and outdoorsy odor into any space, it makes for an exceptionally comforting and moreish ambience. Ideal for use in any room, from bedrooms to bathrooms and everything in between, red cedar is a firm favorite for good reason. It makes for a fine smelling natural wood!
For a fresh and herbal scent, black birch is hard to beat. It has a lingering wintergreen perfume! One that makes a room feel invigorated and clean and has an almost sweet quality to it as well. Not too overpowering but definitely impactful, it’s a great scent for a fresh bedroom. Thinking practically, it would be excellent in a boot room as well! Where wet and dirty shoes and coats are always to be found. Like a natural odor eater!
There’s something so comforting about the smell of pine wood, don’t you agree? It’s familiar, warm and traditional but not overbearing. Pine itself is such a versatile and easy-to-use wood that it’s a bonus to have such a pleasing perfume as well; because, most of us have some pine furniture somewhere in our homes. Of course, there are countless different varieties, but with each, the scent seems to soften with time but never goes away entirely.
Snelling rich and woodsy, Hickory brings the big guns to the aroma battle. That’s not to say that it’s too strong, just very distinctive in its style and earthy. Perhaps it would be better to describe it as one of the most rustic-smelling woods; because, it definitely brings to mind campfires, sleeping under the stars and cabins. Being a strong wood, it’s great for large pieces of furniture, such as heavy bed frames. Which means your bedroom can have the smell of nature running through it. A great natural wood for a beautiful rustic smell!
No prizes for guessing what rosewood smells like, but you might be surprised at just how floral it is. Delicate and sweet, it has a very distinctive perfume that lingers in the most charmingly delicate and subtle way! While also being absolutely stunning. We can imagine a pretty guest bedroom, complete with some rosewood pieces, being a haven for visitors.
When you’re buying a product made from a natural material, it’s important to understand the implications other than visual appeal. Wood is so incredibly versatile and comes in so many varieties! That simply choosing the first piece that seems to fit your needs isn’t always the way to go. A little research, plus some investigative smelling and touching will guarantee you the best purchase; that you’ll love for many years to come.