3 Ways to Add Warmth with Stone, Beams and Wood Paneling Accents

October 11th, 2023 by Adam Bradway

When it comes to creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere in your home, few design elements rival the timeless appeal of natural elements like stone and wood. Not only do they bring a touch of elegance, but they also add warmth and character to any space. Here we explore the transformative power of these products when used as accents – just in time when interior home projects are on the rise.

Wood Wall Planking: Texture and Versatility

Wood wall planking, often used on walls or ceilings, is a versatile design element that can add warmth and character to any room. Its unique qualities include:

Texture and Depth: The texture of wood planking, whether it’s shiplap, smooth, or tongue and groove, adds depth and dimension to a room. The interplay of light and shadow on the planks creates visual interest.

Versatile Styles: Wood planking comes in a range of styles, from the traditional and rustic to sleek and contemporary. This versatility allows you to tailor the look to your preferences.

Warmth and Coziness: Wood planking carries the inherent warmth of natural wood. Its pleasant tones and tactile qualities instantly make a space feel cozier and more inviting.

Accent Walls: Wood planking is often used to create stunning accent walls that serve as focal points in a room. These walls can be designed to complement the overall style of your home.

Great American Spaces offers versatile collections that homeowners seek but are engineered and milled for easy installation. They recently introduced several new collections featuring more premium options, unique patterns and smoother finishes.


Beams & Mantels: Architectural Elegance and Coziness

Beams, whether exposed or faux, are architectural treasures that have graced homes for centuries. These horizontal structural elements have a unique ability to evoke both grandeur and coziness simultaneously. Here’s how:

Architectural Interest: Beams create visual interest and define the ceiling, adding depth and structure to a room. In open-plan spaces, they help to delineate separate areas while maintaining an overall sense of cohesion.

Rustic Charm: Wooden beams and mantels, especially those with natural, weathered textures, bring a rustic charm to the interior. Their rough-hewn appearance evokes the coziness of a country cottage or a mountain lodge, inviting touch and creating an immediate sense of comfort.

Beams were also introduced in the recent collection update of Great American Spaces with two options: Premium Engineered Wood and Finished Fypon Foam. Learn more here.

Stone: Timeless Beauty and Earthly Connection

Stone is another enduring material that contributes significantly to the warmth and character of interior spaces. Whether used on walls, fireplaces, or as part of flooring, stone brings several vital elements to the design:

Natural Beauty: Stone’s natural colors, textures, and patterns have an inherent beauty that transcends trends and fads. Its timelessness makes it a lasting choice in interior design.

Earthly Connection: The presence of stone within your home connects you to the earth’s natural elements. This connection can have a calming and grounding effect on the overall ambiance of a space.

Textural Contrast: The tactile quality of stone provides a pleasing contrast to other interior elements, such as wood and soft furnishings. This contrast adds depth and dimension to your home’s design.

Fireplace Focal Points: Stone fireplaces, in particular, are renowned for their ability to become the heart of a room. They provide not only physical warmth but also emotional warmth as a gathering place for family and friends.

Lumbermen’s distributes products from both Evolve Stone and Versetta Stone, each focused on quality, ease of installation and on-trend patterns and colors.

Ready to bring warmth, character, and timeless beauty to the interior of your home this season? Whether you’re looking to create a rustic retreat or a modern oasis, consider harnessing the power of beams, mantels, stone, and wood wall planking to infuse your home with the enduring charm of these products. Consult with your local dealer or builder to get started!