Reclaimed wood can look beautifully rustic and natural. It gives your home a raw and bucolic appearance. This trend has launched a complete rustic revolution in recent years and inspired homeowners everywhere to rethink their unwanted wooden furniture. A branch of this trend is the emphasis on recycling and upcycling using unwanted or reclaimed materials. So now not only can you save money on buying new furniture, but you can be environmentally friendly whilst doing so. To find out more about this trend, read this recent trend report by The Metro.
For inspiration on how reclaimed wood can be used in the home, take a look at the thousands of beautiful interior design snaps on Houzz.com. There are over 600,000 images of reclaimed wood submitted – so plenty of ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Reclaimed Wooden Furniture
Wood is the way forward in 2014 but this is worlds away from the classic wooden furniture look that we all know and recognise from classic days. Reclaimed wood can be used in shelving, light fittings, tables and kitchen counters. The beauty of recycled wood is that it’s easy to take care of and any old marks or dents can be embraced as a part of the rustic look. For style examples of reclaimed wooden furniture, take a look at some recent pieces available from the Trade Furniture Company.
Upcycling is one of the fastest growing trends in recent times. In the last 5 years, the world of interior design has seen upcycled designs pop up everywhere. From unused wooden crates being drilled together to create unique looking shelving units and recycled glass bottles being used to design elaborate chandelier, the list of upcycling inspiration is just endless.
If you have any unused or unwanted wood, make sure you don’t throw it away. You’ll be surprised at just how many uses you could find for, say, a broken wood door, a damaged wood cabinet or even just an old rusty pair of ladders. Use unwanted piece of wood to create art pieces around the house, to create stools and seating, to create a unique bookshelf for your living room, or to create a feature headboard for your rustic country bedroom.
Reclaimed Wood Flooring
Wooden flooring has seen a comeback in recent years and it can either be a DIY project or you can hire reclaimed wooden flooring contractors to help you create the look that you want.
The key advantages of reclaimed wooden flooring include the eco-friendly nature of the materials and the prevention of more waste in our landfills. Another benefit is the durability of reclaimed wood versus vinyl or laminate flooring solutions, which also don’t look as sophisticated or authentic as solid wood.
Find out more about the advantages of choosing reclaimed wooden flooring over at DoItYourself.com.