Faux Bois Gives Homes Real Style

Faux Bois Gives Homes Real Style

Faux bois (literally”false wood”) climbed onto the tendency scene a couple of decades ago, and it isn’t falling out of favor anytime soon. From accessories and furnishings to surfaces and fabrics, wood patterns include movement and texture to a space and complement a broad assortment of decor styles. These eight ideas reveal just a small slice of their possibilities.

Anna Lattimore Interior Design

The faux branches not only provide this mirror appealing feel, but they also give an unexpected, strange shape to the bath.

Alan Mascord Design Associates Inc

A faux-bois seat adds just the right rustic touch to this patio.

Jagoda Architecture

A faux-bois rug falls right in step with the woodsy overtones of the distance.

Shannon Ggem ASID

Think that it’s hardwood? Look closer. This bath flooring is really faux-bois ceramic tile a great solution to the look of wood without moisture-resistance concerns.

Nicole Benveniste Interior Design

A faux-bois paint treatment gives this distance much more thickness than a flat end would.


Wood-patterned dishware generates an earthy, lighthearted look for this tablescape.

Dufner Heighes Inc

Faux-bois wallpaper lines the shelves of the dining room and creates a wonderful interplay with the natural grain of this wood.

Pepe Calderin Design- Modern Interior Design

A painted side table replicates the look of a tree stump.

Gianna Rose Atelier

Faux Bois/Wood Soap Collection – $15

These clever faux-bois soaps would earn a posh hostess gift or a fun addition to a guest bathroom.


Faux Bois Printing Tea Towel, Hollyberry by Flock Home – $19

Earthy yet not at all pastoral, a trio of tea towels interprets faux bois in a wholly sophisticated way.

Zinc Door

Blum Wood Bahaman Sea Blue Floor Lamp – $580

Sometimes the finest faux-bois accents are the ones that don’t even pretend to look natural. Witness this vibrant turquoise lamp…

Zinc Door

Stump Douglas Fir Stool/Accent Table – $330

… and this funky chartreuse stool. Paired in one distance, these two would offer double the punch.


Big Branch Bowl – $650

A gorgeons faux-bois fruit bowl creates an impression of stacked driftwood.

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