Mahogany is the timber of choice for classic traditional furniture and nothing can come close to it for sheer beauty of colour and grain. All classic furniture has been made of mahogany for hundreds of years and the fact that we still have so many pieces today in constant use speaks for the hard wearing qualities of this beautiful wood.
Mahogany furniture can be a complete look for a room or can be used as a feature item, perhaps a sideboard or bookcase. There really isn’t any wood which will enhance a classic waterfall bookcase like mahogany can and a sideboard with feature grain on the doors will just light up a room.
Mahogany furniture is always polished to a high sheen and this gives an added dimension when it is used near any lighting source as the light is thrown back out into the room. Mahogany seems to glow from within and when kept polished and with a few bits of silver or glass on, it adds a real sparkle to a dark corner. It has to be said that mahogany furniture doesn’t really suit a very plain interior. It needs to be in a fairly lush setting and if it is part of a living room scheme it would look fabulous with a really plump sofa with loads of cushions, preferably in clear, jewel colours. A bedroom with a mahogany suite would look so sumptuous you would never want to get up – it really is a look for lounging in and preferably being waited on hand and foot!