Living Room Ideas for Cherry Wood Furniture

Living Room Ideas for Cherry Wood Furniture

Cherry wood is an all-arounder wood type, a beautiful and timeless wood that is a popular option among furniture makers and homeowners. It sports an iconic natural deep reddish hue making it an unmistakably high-end and beautifully appealing option.

However, styling your living space to complement cherry wood with bold colors could be challenging. Fortunately, many furniture types complement cherry wood. Here are a few of them.

Color Palette

A room’s color palette can do so much magic in giving any space its life and vibe. Whether you want to fill your room with cherry wood furniture or add a few key pieces to your living room, it would also be helpful to consider the kind of color to paint your room.


Pale neutrals are a tried and tested color option when incorporating cherry wood furniture. Benjamin Moore’s Classic Grey (#E3E0D7) and Chantilly Lace (#F4F6F1) are highly recommended color options. The grey undertones of the colors provide a nice contrast and make cherry wood furniture stand out.

Silvery blue would be a grey-toned option with a subtle pop of color.

Off-White and Cream

If you want a crisp, clean look, off-white and cream would be good color choices. Cream and off-white have a subtle warm neutral tone that works well with cherry wood furniture. Opting for a more classic and versatile color makes your room look sophisticated for any design aesthetic. 

Sage or Lighter Shades of Green

The bold red hue of cherry wood furniture against a light green wall is a match made in heaven. As a color found and thriving in nature, green goes well with virtually any color, especially the strong reds and browns of cherry wood.

You may opt for colors like pale green or sage. These lighter shades of green give any room a fresh, comfortable, and serene vibe. This color choice will soften any interior to provide a more relaxed, airy look.


Cherry wood furniture sports a bold color that demands attention. As such, decorating a living room with furniture pieces made of cherry wood is not complicated but, like any interior decorating endeavor, requires attention to detail.

If you want your living room to have a rug or two, it is best to settle for tone-on-tone neutrals. A bit of pattern will not hurt but choose those that would complement the room’s overall look. 

Glass tables and accents are stylish for your living room without taking the spotlight away from your cherry wood furniture. 

Since we are recommending light, warm tones for wall paint, it is also advisable to pick curtains that will give your living room a more spacious and relaxing feel. 

Also, cherry wood darkens over time. Consider this when picking decor and other furniture pieces to incorporate into your living room.

What Living Rooms Ought to Be

A living room is a space for spending quality time with family, friends, and guests. Hence, when decorating a living room and incorporating cherry wood furniture, remember that a living room must live up to its purpose.

Choose a living room layout that encourages connection and meaningful conversation among those in that space. Develop a flow that allows people to move freely. But at the same time, consider the proximity between each piece of furniture, especially seating, to create a functional space that also fosters intimacy. 

While the sofas and chairs must match the overall aesthetic of the living room, they need to be comfortable, too. 

Get Cherry Wood Furniture at T.Y. Fine Furniture

Cherry wood is a popular choice of furniture material because of its unique color. Unfortunately, many manufacturers don’t build from actual cherry wood for their cherry furniture. Instead, they use cheaper wood and finish the material with a reddish stain or dye to pass it off as cherry. 

A low-quality reddish stain cannot compete with natural cherry wood’s beauty. With T.Y. Fine Furniture, you get the assurance that the material used is 100% solid wood. We carefully choose every slab of cherry wood to ensure grain and color quality. 

We also don't use stains or dyes to enhance the color - we complete each piece of cherry wood furniture with our propriety organic wood finish that does not contain coloring, only food-grade ingredients that protect the wood. 

Final Notes

Cherry wood furniture is bold and timeless. Because cherry wood comes in different hues and shades of red and brown, it works with varying styles. It is also a versatile material that can be made to achieve a classic, vintage, or modern chic look, whichever way you want the design to be. 

While interior design reflects your design aesthetic and personality, it is important to think of how you want your living room to be. Planning, therefore, allows for a more cohesive look.

Before you decide on your living room’s color palette, determine if you want coordinate or contrast your pieces. While the wall colors we have suggested — all cool colors — make cherry wood furniture pop, you may also opt for warmer tones to make your cherry wood furniture blend with the rest of the space. It’s a bold move, and not many take this route. 

When decorating your living room with cherry wood furniture, you may also want to consider doing the following: 

  • Layered window treatments
  • Minimalism in terms of accessories
  • Painted furniture
  • Rugs and textiles with varied textures
  • Ambient lighting 

Ready to redecorate your living room with cherry wood furniture? Visit T.Y. Fine Furniture and check out its wide selection of stylish, functional, and eco-friendly cherry wood furniture collections. 

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