Fluted detailing is all over interiors at the moment! It’s popping up on doors, the walls and featuring on furniture from bathroom vanities to bedroom nightstands. Why is it becoming the most popular must have?
It’s all about about adding texture and interest. Which you want to do, regardless when decorating when it comes to your home! But adding the fluted details gives a decorative and elegant style.
From a distance the fluted details give elements dimension and interest. And up close and in person the fluted detailing gives a tactile feeling. Giving the surface a different experience to other than just a smooth and plain finish. Fluting is in the realm of panelling, moulding and trim. An architectural detail that adds that extra interest without being too over the top.
Fluting is also can also be referred to as reeded, ribbed and grooved. There are so many ways it can be used and applied. I featured a fluted glass door from a bathroom in one of the Pinterest favourites and got so many questions about it! It just popped up on my Pinterest feed and I posted because it was something that look so good but was also really effective where it was used.
That’s what is so great about using fluted detailing in interiors. It can be used as a wall treatment or as something to add a little more privacy depending on the material chosen. The fluting detail can be applied to so many different materials. Including wood, glass, stone and plaster so you can use it in lots of different design styles. From traditional, to a neo-classic look or to a modern styled space. Depending on the material and width of the fluting you have lots of different options. You can even do a DIY option. Here are just a few inspiration ideas around the home using the fluted detailing…
Using marble in the kitchen is still a classic, but adding a fluted detailing to the centre island adds a unique and unexpected finish. This marble island is amazing! A fluted finish with wood gives a whole different style.
If you’re not untidy with storing your serving ware, then using glass is a nice option for your kitchen cabinets. A fluted glass panel gives texture and some discretion if anything should get slightly out of order!
I think a fluted glass screen for a bathroom ensuite to the bedroom is a nice idea. Especially if the only natural light is coming in from the bedroom. The textured glass screen gives some privacy but still feels open to the rest of the space.
Fluted details are becoming really popular on bathroom vanities as well.
Two totally different looks with these oval fluted based dining tables. Both gorgeous!
Fluted Wall Panels
This kind of detailing can be a really interesting use for using on the walls, similar to panelling and mouldings. An all over application can turn into something really fun like a hidden doorway or for just adding texture and interest to the room.
It can be used on smaller areas like doors as well if you feel like all over the wall would be to much.
And of course there are some great DIYs on creating the look yourself on furniture or wall surfaces.
If you’re not part of “the do it yourself” crowd, here are some fluted home finds you can use all over the house…
- This pretty earthenware fluted side table will look great next to your sofa. It’s also suitable for outdoor use too!
- Technically this modern black coffee table is slatted but it’s included because it has a similar texture and look to it. Plus it the top comes off for keeping extra storage in there, really handy in keeping the living room tidy!
- A streamlined and sophisticated looking desk for your home office.
- If there’s empty corner in need of jazzing up, this open style bookcase might just do the trick.
- A cute little mirrored tray to put your little jewellery pieces in.
- Planters for your greenery, real or faux!
- An Art Deco inspired piece for a bedroom, a pretty nightstand with a marble top.
- The fluted bedroom dresser chest to from the same collection as the office desk.
I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of the fluted details for home style. This style has always been around but I’m definitely been noticing it a lot more. I love the look, as long as it’s not overboard and used in every part of the room. Just here and there for features, I think it’s a keeper!
Let me know what you think in the comments!