Let’s take the time now to look in more detail at how to get the look of a Belgian Style living room. We’ve broken down this look into five essential elements.
Today, let’s start with wow-factor wood. The first on our list of creating Belgian Style in your living room. Left completely untreated, that very rawness acts as a spotlight to its natural allure. The grain will show that much more clearly, allowing for increased texture.
|Smart Belgian Style|
Let me be frank: if the thought of sanding and scrubbing doesn’t fire you up, look away now. You see, this is a look that involves getting your hands dirty….metaphorically and literally.
Let’s call in my new BFFs: oil, wax and varnish, who will give your hard-won wooden treasures the endurance you need.
|Modern Country Belgian Style|
I’m all about keeping it real here and, in my experience, unless you like a truly worn-out look, children and bare wood in large quantities just don’t work.
Take stock of all the inspiration here and be encouraged that you can do this! Even a little taster can make all the difference.
And the best part is that these pieces can travel with you in your style journey, if you tire of Belgian Style in the future. See how this next image, with much more of a country prettiness about it, also features untreated wood (or at least the impression of it!).
|White Belgian Style!|
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