Acacia is an increasingly popular hardwood that can be used in numerous ways within the home. Commonly used in flooring, acacia’s durable qualities, along with its unique wavy grain patterns and colourations, make it superbly suited for bold, character-rich furniture and flooring.
From floors that give your space an inspiring focal point to complementary décor, we’ve come up with a few ideas to help you get the most out of this incredible wood effect in your home.
The high and low colour variations of acacia make it an ideal flooring option for open plan homes. Its signature wavy grains can give a fresh, contemporary feel to any space. Surrounded by neutral décor, an acacia effect floor will serve as a stunning focal point in your space.
Featured floor: Da Vinci - Single Smoked Acacia (RP104)
Natural acacia wood does have limitations. Spaces that are subjected to water or humidity, such as entryways, bathrooms, kitchens and basements, aren’t suitable settings for a natural acacia floor. Karndean’s acacia designs provide the perfect alternative thanks to resilient wear layers and ease of maintenance. The new designs in our Da Vinci collection combine the intricate grains and color variations with the reclaimed look of smoked timbers. Try the reclaimed look of Single Smoked Acacia (above), or Native Koa (below).
Featured floor: Knight Tile - Native Koa (KP93)
Solid acacia furniture provides an eye-catching look to any space. It can be stained in a variety of bold colors, such as dark brown, red, or even gold, to complement the unique grain patterns. A wide acacia plank coffee table can be used as a centerpiece in your living room, or you can highlight other areas of your space with acacia bookshelves, sideboards or end tables.
Acacia furniture: Pinterest
Accessorizing your space with acacia can create a beautifully rustic feel with organic design elements. Cross sections of acacia trunks embedded with mirrors create one-of-a-kind wall decorations. Tie-in patterns and shapes from your décor to match the grain and knot details in your acacia floor. With the right mix, you’ll create a dynamic look that will be the talk of your neighborhood.
Acacia mirrors: Pinterest
To see more acacia inspired flooring options from Karndean, check out our dedicated acacia effects page.