Many years ago I remember reading an article in Martha Stewart Living about faux bois and I was intrigued. Faux bois is a French term meaning “false wood” and it refers to a material or finish that appears to be real wood, but isn’t. A faux bois effect can be achieved by painting, printing, or imprinting a design on textiles or pottery. I love the natural yet chic and glamorous effect it adds. I used very subtle faux bois plates on my Thanksgiving table that you can see here. I love how it is used in the photos below.
Below are some ideas for introducing faux bois into your decor.
Have you ever used faux bois in your decor? Are you like me and leave it to smaller accent pieces or do you go all out with a carpet or painted walls?