Why We’re Loving White and Wood

White and wood furniture at Zanui.

As the place you can count on to escape from the chaos of life, it is so important that your home provides a calming environment that encourages you to inhale, exhale and truly recharge. At the moment, we are loving the light and airy look of natural timber tones and the clean contrast of white. The white and wood trend reflects a pure feeling with elements borrowed from nature, taking interior styling back to its roots.

Let’s dive into three stunning combinations of white and wood, and explore how you can use this trend to transform your home into a serene oasis.



Shop the Palm Row Framed Print from 41 Orchard at Zanui.

Shop the Palm Row Framed Print from 41 Orchard at Zanui.

The Scandinavian interior is known for the way it merges traditional and rustic styles with modern minimalism and functionality. This style embodies the idea that a clear space equals a clear mind, in a beautifully elegant manner.

Pale timbers that are inspired by nature are a key element of Scandinavian design. Light woods of ash, beech, teak and pine are often used to create a sense of warmth and organic texture. 

Shop the Tractor Bar Stool from Dover Mason at Zanui.

Shop the Tractor Bar Stool from Dover Mason at Zanui.

Timber furniture can be placed as either statement or accent pieces in any room of the home. The natural timber tone can beautifully complement the neutral Scandinavian colour palette.

Clean lines are another key design element of the Scandi interior. We love how furniture pieces with clean lines create a sense of balance within a space. Super modern and sophisticated!


Crisp whites and soft greys set the foundation for a bright, simple and soothing aesthetic.

You can make your home even lighter and brighter with Scandi lighting options such as bold pendant lights, exposed bulbs and lamps with timber accents.

Shop the Arrowhead Desk Lamp from New Oriental at Zanui.

Shop the Arrowhead Desk Lamp and the Arrowhead Floor Lamp from New Oriental at Zanui. 


The rustic interior style emphasises rugged, natural beauty by incorporating organic materials in their rawest form. Picture timber furniture that shows off the grain of the wood, surrounded by indoor plants and accessories made from natural textiles.

RusticTop row: Cross Back Oak Dining ChairLucas Candle HolderCage Light Chandelier, 3 Lights. Middle row: Australian Shearling RugMajut Nesting Coffee Table (Set of 2), Artificial Cycas Plant. Bottom Row: Chez Reclaimed Timber Dining TableDuncan Highland Cow Framed Print, MulticolourDiette Nesting Table (Set of 2)

Adding layers of texture within the muted colour palette can help to create cosiness and spark visual interest. A cowhide rug, wool throw, sheepskin and knitted cushions are a few classic rustic accessories you can include that will immediately add a sense of depth and warmth to your space. 

 Rustic interior with texture.

Shop the Natural Cowhide Rug, Sprinkled from NSW Leather Co at Zanui.


If you’re looking to transform your home into a beachside-inspired escape, then the Boho-Coastal look is for you. This trend often features a soft, neutral colour palette with pastel touches if you choose, and lots of texture. Our top picks for Boho-Coastal texture are rattan, jute, linen and leather. These natural materials will bring a sense of earthiness to the cool white palette. 

Shop the Castaway Rattan Bed from Abide Interiors at Zanui.

Shop the Castaway Rattan Bed from Abide Interiors at Zanui.

A defining feature that makes the Boho-Coastal style so special is the way it introduces the outside to the indoors. Set the scene with a few hero pieces crafted from timber. Vintage and whitewashed woods are popular for beachy, boho aesthetics. The unique grains and characteristics of wooden furniture will radiate one-of-a-kind charm and invite Mother Nature into your home.


Jazz up the overall look by incorporating patterns and shapes into your styling. You can opt for a bold statement with pieces that feature eye-catching shapes, like the Ambrai Mirror from Amalfi. For a more subtle effect, choose accessories such as cushions and rugs with intricate detailing or tassels.


Top Row: Ambrai Mirror, Jotdan Cushion, Citra Side Table. Middle Row: Jagan Table Lamp with Natural Shade, Peel Dining Chair, Issa Handloomed Jute Rug. Bottom Row: El Mira Rattan Armchair, Sienna Sideboard, Small, Cannon Wool Rug.

Doesn’t this collection just give off absolute holiday vibes? 

There’s so much to love about the white and wood trend and you can adapt it to suit your personal taste. Whether you’re partial to the more sophisticated Scandinavian aesthetic or the laid back Boho-Coastal vibe, this style can make your space feel bigger and brighter! 

Which style is your favourite? Let us know in the comments.

Angela is a social media coordinator with a degree in Marketing and Communication from Macquarie University, Sydney. When she isn't creating content for Zanui, she's usually trying to beat her personal best at the gym, trying out a new restaurant, hanging with friends or hugging one of her adorable toy poodles.