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18 Reasons to Fall for Faux Bois

With the growing popularity of natural and organic elements in home design, one classic type of decor has gotten the chance to have a renaissance—Faux Bois.

Faux Bois, meaning “false wood”  in French, is the interpretation of wood and wood grain in materials as diverse as concrete and linen. It’s been around at least since 1875, when Joseph Monier first designed a bridge imagined after timbers and logs.

Perfect for the fall season, these wooden details add warmth and a woodsy touch to everything from wallpapers to pillows to planters. We’ve rounded up our favorite false wood pieces, any of which is sure to bring autumnal flare to your home, with no tree-chopping required.

1. Faux Bois Rug

Faux Bois Rug


2. Faux Bois Mug

Faux Bois Mug

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3. Faux Bois Dinnerware

Faux Bois Dinner


4. Faux Bois Lawn Furniture

Faux Bois Table and Chairs


5. Faux Bois Pillow

Faux Bois Pillow


6. Faux Bois Lighting

Faux Bois Lighting

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7. Faux Bois Curtain Panel

Faux Bois Curtain Panel


8. Faux Bois Picture Frame

Faux Bois Picture Frame


9. Faux Bois Stairs

Faux Bois Stairs


10. Faux Bois Chair

Faux Bois Chair


11. Faux Bois Dogbowl

Faux Bois Dog Bowl


12. Faux Bois Side Table

Faux Bois Side Table


13. Faux Bois Planter

Faux Bois Planter


14. Faux Bois Placemats

Faux Bois Placemat


15.  Faux Bois Painting Technique

Faux Bois Painting


16. Faux Bois Lampshade

Faux Bois Lampshade

Photo:; ethanollie

17. Faux Bois Doormat

Faux Bois Doormat


18. Faux Bois Mirror

Faux Bois Mirror

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20 “Why Didn’t I Think of That” Ways to Decorate with Rope

‘Knot’ just for sailing fanatics or decorating summer beach houses anymore, rope has found its way into homes of every style. Typically made from cotton or hemp that’s been braided or twisted, rope combines industrial functionality with a homegrown, natural look and feel. As an added bonus, it wears well and ages beautifully.

Whether used as dresser pulls or a stairway banister, rope can be simultaneously decorative and practical. The opportunities to use it in your home design are limited only by your imagination—or by your glue gun!

1. Rope-suspended bunkbeds

Rope Beds


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