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Faux Bois

Definition: Faux Bois

A French term meaning "fake wood" and pronounced "foe bwah," faux bois is a material or finish that appears to be made of wood but isn't. A faux bois effect can be achieved by painting, printing, or imprinting a design on textiles, home accessories, walls, and furniture.

Most faux bois echoes woodgrain patterns, though the term can also be applied to items that resemble like logs, roots, branches, and bark. There's even a blog called It's (K)not Wood devoted to the decoration.

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Creativa404 Creativa404 9 years
okay in moderation
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
I've seen it done and really liked it but I'm not a fan of these patterns.
KhanAali KhanAali 9 years
Whoa... that wooden or faux bois pillow is HOTT! although it would have to appear alongside other, out of the box, but very ordinary designs. or even a textured rug pillow? no?
sgdish sgdish 9 years
Something different!
designergirl designergirl 9 years
I love faux bois accents! That pillow is pretty awesome.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
Hmm, I think this could definitely go both ways. Used as an accent it could be fun, but I can't help thinking of horrible 60s fake-wood paneling hell either. . .
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i like this look. the woody accents the better. this is such a cozy look.
audreystar audreystar 9 years
not a fan
Victoria225 Victoria225 9 years
I think faux bois is a really fun accent.
Nan-Einhart Nan-Einhart 9 years
I love my faux bois skirt by Isaac M. via Target. It was the perfect attire for a meeting of the board of directors for a lumber company. Wood is wonderful.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Hmm.. I dunno how I feel about "wooden" pillows hehe. I agree with vienvien, I wanna see how it looks in a real setting!
vienvien vienvien 9 years
I surely could use one of the decor items that incorporates this
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