6 Reasons OSB Is Your New Best Decor Friend Courtney Hayes March 24, 2016 DECOR, DESIGNERS, HOME, POPULAR You’ve heard us talk about adding texture to your space—more than once, in fact. But a texture we’ve never considered before seeing these stunning photos is OSB. Oriented Strand Board, otherwise known as OSB, is a more cost-effective form of plywood. It could even be hiding in your home underneath your current flooring. If you’re looking to add some spunk on a budget to your space, don’t overlook OSB. 1. Though OSB has the appearance of layers and texture, it can be sanded and smoothed to make the perfect countertop. Transitional Kitchen by Minneapolis Architects & Building Designers Andy Campbell Design Company 2. In larger spaces, OSB makes for a statement floor, especially when topped with a high gloss sealer. Contemporary Home Office by Melbourne Architects & Building Designers Statkus Architecture Pty Ltd 3. From floors to bookshelves to doors to walls, this modern space is an OSB-lover’s dream come true. And proof that OSB looks anything but cheap even though it’s incredibly affordable. Contemporary Home Office 4. Take one OSB step at a time with a staircase topped with the textured plywood alternative. Transitional Staircase by Minneapolis Architects & Building Designers Andy Campbell Design Company 5. It looks awesome in modern, industrial spaces. Industrial Entry by Chapel Hill Architects & Building Designers Calico Studio 6. But it works well in contemporary spots, too. Contemporary Kitchen by Billings Architects & Building Designers Nick Pancheau, AIA Need more home décor ideas and inspiration? Click here.