We all love wooden tones in our homes as it adds warmth and sophistication to the space. Wooden gym equipment does the same. Not only is it pretty to look at, it is sustainable, durable and has anti-bacterial properties.
What do we need to think about if we want a wooden gym? Here are some tips to guide you when picking the right wood combinations for your space:
1. Understand the Wood Tones
Before you start mixing wood tones, it's crucial to understand the basics of wood finishes. Wood can vary in colour, grain pattern, and finish, which affects how they complement each other. Some common wood tones are:
- Light tones like ash
- Medium tones like walnut and oak
- Darker tones lIke mahogany and rosewood
2. Choose a Dominant Style
Start by selecting a dominant style that will serve as the foundation for your gym equipment. This dominant style will set the overall mood of your workout space. Consider your personal preference, the room's existing decor, and the equipment you plan to use. By style, we mean if you are going for a warm and inviting space, or if you want a more modern vibe or if you are going for a beach house or rustic gym.
If you're going for a warm and inviting feel, choosing a medium wood tone like walnut as your dominant colour could be a good option. Alternatively, if you want a sleek and modern look, you could opt for a darker tone. A lighter tone helps exude calmness and tends to bring the outdoors in, helping to create a beach house or rustic vibe.
3. Embrace Contrast
While it's important to create harmony, a little contrast can add visual interest to your gym equipment. Contrasting wood tones can be achieved by incorporating small pieces of furniture or accents in a different finish.
For example, if you have predominantly light-toned gym equipment, adding a dark-toned storage cabinet or shelving unit can create a striking contrast that draws the eye.
4. Mix Textures
In addition to varying wood tones, adding different textures into the mix can also enhance the overall aesthetic of your home gym. Combining wood with leather or stainless steel in your equipment, or even textured wall surfaces can create a visually dynamic space.
5. Balance with Neutrals
To create balance in your gym equipment, use neutral colours as a bridge between different wood tones. Neutral colours like white, black, grey, or brown can help tie together diverse wood finishes, preventing your gym from feeling disjointed.
Sometimes, it may be challenging to find gym equipment in the exact wood tone you desire, and customization would be required. Why not, if you are able to afford such a luxury? This also ensures you have a one of a kind fitness sanctuary!
Whether you prefer a modern, rustic, or eclectic look, the key is to make your home gym a reflection of your personal style and fitness goals. With these tips in mind, your workout space can be made into an inspiring place where you achieve your fitness goals.
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