Ash furniture looks good in almost any setting. As a blonde on blonde look in a very pale room, it looks stunning. Set against rich colours it glows with a golden warmth and in a dark room, perhaps with very dark brown leather furniture it gives a depth to the darkness and really makes a statement. Most people equate ash furniture, like beech, with Scandinavian design and to an extent that is true. The furniture across the board from the Kathryn range all have that typical Swedish flair, with the bedroom furniture particularly having the ‘sleigh bed’ look which is so special for a co-ordinated bedroom.
Ash wood has a really lovely grain, swirling and clear but in the same colour tones as the background so it doesn’t take over the piece. It lends itself to bent lines, so the backs of chairs and beds have curves in them that look very natural and also welcoming as they look so comfy. Ash furniture is a very good investment as it goes with such a wide variety of furnishing colours and styles and you will be able to work around a piece of ash furniture no matter how often your tastes might change.
The paleness of the ash furniture is very useful when you come to accessorise. It seems a natural partner to metals and especially polished or brushed aluminium. An ash lamp table with a very modern glass or metal lamp on it looks amazing – because ash is not usually highly polished, the shine of the lamp’s material can speak for itself.