For quite a while now, reclaimed wood has been a hot trend in interiors. Reclaimed wood is popular because it blends with any style (from modern to country), it’s “green”, and it warms up your space. Here are 5 ways to add some reclaimed wood chic to your home.

1. Paneling on your walls. Sounds too complicated, you say? Well, check out this brilliant new product from West Elm: Stickwood Adhesive Wood Paneling.

west elm wood paneling

Available in 14 wood finishes. Cool, huh? I especially love when reclaimed wood includes some planks in different colors, as in this photo below, via Julia Robbs Photography, via Pinterest.

wood paneling

2. Shelves. Replace your white kitchen shelves with reclaimed wood and see the difference it can make, as in this kitchen seen in Remodelista:

wood shelves

These shelves are now sold in many retailers, such as West Elm:

reclaimed wood shelves

3. Dining Room tables. You just can’t go wrong with a reclaimed wood dining room table, whether it’s an old farm table or a more modern version. Look at this beauty, featured in a houzz idea book (room designed by Holly Marder).

reclaimed table w color chairsAgain, most major retailers offer these reclaimed tables in a variety of finishes and sizes.

4. Columns and beams. I am a huge fan of raw wood beams, and my Pinterest boards are full of them.

beams 1

(via Freehouse Interior Design)

beams 2

(via Simply Grove)

A few months ago we staged a house that featured these reclaimed wood columns. They were a clever way to camouflage an otherwise nondescript bump-out.

West DR copy

5. Old doors as headboards. I’ve seen so many interpretations of turning old wooden doors into cool headboards. The two below are from loft and cottage.

barn door headboard old door headboard

Take a trip to your local salvage yard. Who knows what you can find?

What’s your favorite use of reclaimed wood in decor?


One thought on “5 ways to use reclaimed wood in your home decorating

  1. I really like the idea of using reclaimed wood to make a table. My wife loves to repurpose stuff into furniture for our house. I will have to show her all these ideas and see if she wants to do them in our home.

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