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There’s an architectural installation trend I’m so drawn to lately: natural stain slatted wood. Every time it pops up in my feed or in a home tour or on Pinterest I just pause and think, wow that’s such a clean and interesting look, and so fresh and modern! Room dividers, staircases, and shelving units are all perfect places to integrate this trend if you love it too!

Examined closely you’ll see the design is not complex. As long as the wood slats are safely secured where they start and stop, they provide a beautiful barrier to serve a practical purpose and replace traditional railing on staircases.

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As partitions or room dividers, natural slatted wood installations are a contemporary backdrop to shelving, artwork, and wall sconces, like other styles of wall paneling that are alternatives to shiplap.


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Slatted wood doors are a modern alternative to solid barn or closet doors, the slats hide just enough to disguise media or items not in use. With exterior installations they provide privacy, but also allow light to filter in during the day.

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It’s not necessary to contain this look indoors, it looks just as beautiful as a fence or enclosure, there’s just the additional element of treating it so that the wood is protected from the elements.


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The same style applies to artwork or furniture, notice how these pieces incorporate the repetition of wood slats to create a striking focal point.

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Are you on board with this contemporary look? Could you visualize it in your home or yard?

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