x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Six of the Best: Wooden decorations

Add warmth and texture to a minimalist room scheme with these playful accents.

Natural wood candlestick. Tina Chang / The National
Natural wood candlestick. Tina Chang / The National

1 Compare and contrast

An unadorned light wood base coupled with a chocolate-coloured shade makes for a subtle but striking table lamp. If you needed proof that less really is more, look no further. Dh375, Luz de Luna, Umm Suqeim Road, Dubai

2 Burning bright

Simplicity is key with this rustic oil lamp also from Luz de Luna. It's perfect for outdoor use, too, so why not scatter a few around the edge of your garden? Just don't forget to fill them with an eco-friendly fuel. Dh150, Luz de Luna

3 Flawed beauty

The wood used for the base of this lamp is brimming with flaws and, as a result, character. There's a rawness and beauty to the piece that is perfectly complemented by its unassuming but blocky lampshade. Dh825, Luz de Luna

4 Standing tall

The inherent beauty of natural wood is highlighted by the elegant contours of this candlestick by Indigo Living. Pair with a plain white candle for maximum effect. Dh210, Indigo Living, Dubai

5 Apeing around

New from 95percent Danish, which showcases the country's best contemporary design, this cheery-looking gorilla is part of a range of moving wooden animal toys, each one unique to the piece of wood he was crafted from. £39.95 (Dh226) www.95percentshop.co.uk

6 Well rested

We love the simplicity of this trivet from Bloomingdale's Home, which juxtaposes a smooth, lightweight wooden base with a heavy alloy top. Dh150, Bloomingdale's Home, Dubai Mall