TIME TO TRY PLY?

James Tre­ble on how to use this pale tim­ber in your home.

Homes+ (Australia) - - TREND ALERT -

SCAN­DI­NA­VIAN-IN­SPIRED

IN­TE­RI­ORS were big in 2016, with a strong em­pha­sis on blonde tim­bers, pas­tel hues, mar­ble and metallics. In 2017, we will see a fresh ap­proach to this pop­u­lar look: a stronger fo­cus on nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als, colours and tex­tures, and sim­ple, func­tional ma­te­ri­als in fur­ni­ture and home­wares.

Ply­wood, cork, con­crete and jute are mak­ing a come­back. Ply­wood, in par­tic­u­lar, lends it­self to many trends be­cause of its ver­sa­til­ity, warmth and raw, tex­tured qual­ity. Ply­wood is a strong force to con­tend with be­cause it is such an ac­ces­si­ble (some would even say or­di­nary) ma­te­rial, but that is ex­actly its ad­van­tage!

Dol­lars and sense Good-qual­ity ply is more ex­pen­sive than MDF, but it’s a much more cost-ef­fec­tive op­tion than ve­neer or solid wood.

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