Have you ever thought about how much wood ends up in our landfills? It will probably surprise you! In 2017, that number was a whopping 12.1 MILLION TONS. What if we could reduce wood waste and create something beautiful at the same time? Let me tell you, it’s completely possible.
Using reclaimed wood in home decor projects is one current trend we should all absolutely love!
Here are some ideas of home projects that can be created out of reclaimed wood.
Reclaimed Barn Wood Planks for Accent Walls
Using unique and naturally aged pieces of wood will give your wall a gorgeous and authentic barn wood look! Planks are really easy to install and give your wall so much visual appeal with color variations and interesting details like nail holes and knotholes, Some might even be chipped or weathered. All this variety will add such beautiful and rustic charm to any wall in your home!
Reclaimed Barn Wood Floating Shelves
Whether your style leans toward industrial, rustic, shabby chic or farmhouse, naturally weather wood floating shelves are a charming and practical addition to your home! These can be used in the kitchen to hold coffee mugs, in the living room to display smaller decor items, or in the bathroom to beautifully display your rolled-up washcloths. Reclaimed barn wood shelves will add so much character to any room!
Rustic Shutters Made From Reclaimed Barn Wood
If you are looking to add “fixer-upper country style” decor to any room in your house, consider hanging rustic shutters made from reclaimed barn wood. They are so easy to hang and will immediately add so much character to the room when displayed just as they are. But if you want to personalize the shutters further, consider putting your own touch on them by adding your favorite vintage or antique accessories.
Reclaimed Barn Wood Shadow Boxes
A gorgeous barn wood style shadow box will easily add rustic charm to any room in your house! Use a single shadow box or a group three or four together to add character to your wall. The color variations and unique weathered look of each box add so much visual interest and provide a place for you to display small objects, store spices, or place figurines. These are great for the kitchen, bedroom, or even in your home office.
Reclaimed Weathered Barn Wood Signs
Do you love the look of barn wood, farmhouse decor, and pallet wood? Having a hand-painted, whitewashed, or naturally weathered wood sign hanging on your wall brings instant rustic charm to any room! The distressed qualities of reclaimed wood make such a beautiful background for signs to hang in your kitchen, dining room, living room, or bedroom. Bonus: they also make great gifts so make sure to grab an extra one for a friend!
We hope these ideas have provided you with some inspiration of ways you can use reclaimed barn wood to bring rustic charm into your home, take your home decor to the next level, and help keep this beautiful wood out of our landfills!