Working in Worked in Wood
Reclaimed wood is a hot look in interior design right now. It’s the ultimate in reducing, reusing and recycling. A designer piece in a furniture store featuring reclaimed wood can cost a small fortune, and as a focal piece in a room it may be a little too rustic for your tastes. Fear not! There are simple ways to work reclaimed wood into your décor with a little time and some elbow grease. Here are some great, simple ways to work this worked in wood into your home.
Something as simple as an old orange crate from an antique shop could find new life in your garden as a decorative planter box. Add some soil to the box and raise it on another, hidden plank of wood for drainage, add flowers or herbs and voila! You are now the proud owner of a reclaimed wood piece.
If you find old wooden shutters at a flea market, these can be an excellent addition to your existing shades or roller blind window treatments. But don’t put them outside! Hang them inside on either side of your window for a funky outdoorsy look on the inside! This will work best of the wood is thoroughly dried before hanging them inside.
Sure you just could buy a plain Ikea bookshelf, but then it’s just a place to put the things you want to display instead of becoming part of the display. Old wooden crates in varying sizes stacked on top of each other can make bookcases that are a conversation starter, or if you’re the handy sort you can find long planks of reclaimed wood to assemble a more traditional bookcase to show off precious collections.
Those with small spaces lamenting the lack of space for a proper headboard will love the difference a faux headboard made of reclaimed wood can make in the bedroom. For this application, planks of reclaimed wood of varying length can be screwed right into the wall behind the bed to give the look of a headboard without taking up valuable space.
Keeping up with the latest design trends can be a lot of work! If it’s too exhausting to stay on trend, consider adding small touches of the latest styles to your home. Adding reclaimed wood to your décor can be an inexpensive DIY project that can come and go with the trend.