Faux Bois, aka false wood, is popping up all over the place. This rustic imitation of wood grain may conjure 70’s flashbacks for some, but in small doses it can have a charming, rustic effect. Here are some of our favorite options, from a retro lampshade to funky wrapping paper.


This eerily realistic vinyl placemat from the MoMA store makes it easy to knock on wood at the dinner table. $13.

Faux Bois Placemat


Give gifts that appear as if they’re coming in a wooden box with this wood grain wrapping paper. $7.95 a roll from Paper Source.

Faux Bois Wrapping Paper


This modern lamp and faux bois shade would make an excellent desk or bedside light. $186.91 from Lamps Plus.

Lights Up! Woody Pickled Dark Faux Bois Shade Table Lamp


My first car had faux wood paneling just like this charming Jack Spade phone case. $40.

Woody IPHONE 4 Case


For someone who’s not usually into decorative soaps, I find this wood grain soap set pretty display worthy. $28 from Urban Outfitters.

Caswell-Massey Woodgrain Soap Gift Set


This 2’ x 3’ wool rug would make an excellent bit of visual pop in a small space. $129.99 from Sears.

Faux Bois Brown Sugar & Barley Beige Wool Rug

These wood grain washcloths may be intended for a baby, but no reason you couldn’t use them as well. $5 on Etsy.

Lumber Woodgrain Baby Soft Cotton Terry Washcloths


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