is classic in interior design
that is enjoying a renaissance in modern home decor
. It's a fantastic way to add texture to a room as well as giving a little nod to Art Deco glamour. And, while you might have seen it many times in architecture, the look is now becoming a key feature inside our homes, from kitchen cabinets and kitchen islands, to vanity units, shower doors, sinks and lighting.
Fluting is a truly ancient technique used in architecture. Fluting is usually a series of shallow grooves that run across a surface, creating a pleasing play of light. Typically, this effect might have been used to make columns seem perfectly round, thinner, and more elegant.
1: Fluted Vanity Unit
For elegance and texture in a bathroom, Using fluted pieces to add great texture and in the right finish, they can be used in both contemporary and traditional schemes. The vanity unit shown is inspired by Swedish antiques where a reeded finish often adds great character and detail to very simple pieces of furniture.
2: A Fluted-leg Desk
Desks don’t always get the love they deserve, but this one will definitely have you looking twice. The DIY piece is versatile enough that it could double as a console table in another room of the home.
3: Fluted Kitchen Cabinetry
How fabulous is this statement yet serene fluted kitchen? Fluting is a fantastic way to add texture and depth to an interior, without adding an obvious pattern
or ornamentation which could date quickly. fluting was applied to the lower kitchen doors, which balanced out the double-height space, it's incredibly tactile.
4: Fluted-front Dresser
With wood details
on the drawer fronts, minimalist pulls, and a fresh new coat of
paint, this dresser looks totally fresh and modern.
5: Fluted Lighting Deco
Fluted lighting inspired by the glamour of the Art Deco
era is really having a moment. The current trend for fluting and reeding is a bit of a nod to the elegance of a '30s Art Deco, but its current popularity is made possible by modern manufacturing techniques like CNC cutting for fluting and reeding used to articulate surfaces on joinery.
It is a great way of adding texture to a scheme – the repetitive lines and curves allow light to play over the surface.
6: Fluted Coffee Table
This wooden table has a funky, mid-century shape
without the steep price tag. It’s thin enough that it won’t overwhelm a small living room, but its length means that you can maximize its storage potential. Plus, multiple people can use it as a dining surface.
7: Fluted Kitchen Island
The fluting in the kitchen island
makes a wonderful contrast to them elsewhere in the kitchen and is the perfect backdrop for the smooth curves of the pale wood furniture.
8: Fluted Architectural Columns
Architectural columns ornamented with fluting—those vertical channels that create an elegant interplay of light and shadow—have been around since Egyptian times.
Fluting next made its way inside as high-style detailing on paneling and furniture. We particularly admire the use of fluting in the kitchen as a textural and signifying element.
9: Fluted Drum End Table
Give new appeal to your decor with this Fluted Drum End Table. This wood end table makes a unique addition to your space. It features a round drum shape with many fluted accents on the silhouette for a textured look.
The natural finish in a beige color coordinates with any decor, and it can be spot cleaned for easy care. Place it next to your sofa in the living room or alongside your favorite comfy chair to rest your books, a cup of tea, or even a lamp.
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