Things to complement oak for the oak collector

For the oak collector, there’s nothing quite like the timeless beauty and elegance of oak furniture. It’s warm, rich tones and sturdy craftsmanship make it a cherished addition to any home. However, finding the right complementary pieces to enhance the beauty of oak can be a delightful challenge. In this blog post, we will explore a few carefully selected paintings and decorative items that perfectly complement oak, adding depth and character to your collection.

Majestic Landscapes:

An attractive landscape painting can provide a breathtaking backdrop to your oak furniture. Look for pieces that capture the beauty of nature, with vibrant colours. One remarkable example we have available is a River Scene oil on canvas.

This captivating artwork showcases a serene landscape, where majestic trees and a grand building dominate the banks of a river. The earthy tones create a harmonious union with the natural appeal of oak, bringing a sense of tranquility and sophistication to your space.

Oil On Canvas of a River Scene
Floral Delights:

To infuse your oak collection with a touch of delicacy and charm, consider adding floral-themed decorative items. These can range from floral paintings to ceramic vases adorned with intricate flower patterns. Our enchanting antique flower painting offers a delightful composition of blooming flowers in a deep, rich palette. When paired with oak furniture, this piece breathes life into the room, creating a soothing and inviting atmosphere.

Antique Flower painting on board, 19th century
Modern Fusion:

For those seeking a contemporary twist to complement their oak collection, look for abstract or modern artwork that offers a unique juxtaposition of styles. Our Abstract painting by Joyce Brooks and Abstract by Doreen Lowe feature vibrant colours and asymmetric shapes, creating a striking visual contrast against the sturdy oak backdrop. These pieces add an element of intrigue and creativity, making it a perfect fit for those who appreciate the harmonious blend of traditional and modern aesthetics.

Abstract painting by Joyce Brooks
Abstract by Doreen Lowe
Textured Accents:

Adding textured decorative items can create an engaging interplay of surfaces and materials, enhancing the allure of your oak furniture. Our Hispano-Moresque plates and alms dishes with their ornate design and reflective surfaces create a captivating play of light and shadows, perfectly complementing the natural grain and texture of oak.

17th Century Alms Dish
Pair of Hispano-Moresque plates c1800
17th Century George and Dragon Alms Dish

As an oak collector, selecting the right pieces to complement your cherished furniture is an exciting endeavour. The carefully chosen items included in this blog along with the other decorative pieces on our websites can help you achieve a harmonious blend of aesthetics, creating a space that is both timeless and inviting. Whether you opt for majestic landscapes, delicate florals, modern fusion, or textured accents, the key lies in finding pieces that enhance the inherent beauty of oak, while adding depth and character to your collection. Embark on this creative journey and watch as your oak furniture truly comes to life with the perfect artistic companions.

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