If you love the rustic look and your home is full of rustic furniture, coming across old wood can be a dream come true. Reclaimed wood from old buildings has a unique, worn look to it. It can be scarred, knotty and extremely beautiful. Here are a few ways to incorporate reclaimed wood into your rustic decor.

Integrate It
If you’re able to procure enough reclaimed wood, you can make it an integral part of any room by using it as flooring, panelling or even rafters. Imagine a master bedroom that feels like a getaway cabin or a kitchen that feels like its part of a centuries-old farmhouse. Cover unsightly pillars or beams with attractive old wood, hang individual planks as shelves, or construct a beautiful mantel over the fireplace. A door or wooden shutters made of reclaimed wood can add rustic beauty to both the interior and exterior of your home.

An Old Wood Bedroom

An Old Wood Bedroom

 

Build Furniture
Use reclaimed wood to build or commission your own, one-of-a-kind rustic furniture. A reclaimed-wood dining table is a great place to gather at mealtime; a small coffee table or a pair of side tables made of old wood are great accent pieces for any rustic living room. Nightstands, headboards and footboards look truly shabby chic when fashioned out of reclaimed boards. A reclaimed-wood bench is a simple project that looks great in a foyer, hallway or bedroom. For a more elaborate project, why not build a bar out of reclaimed wooden planks with a pair of stools to match?

A reclaimed-wood dining table

A reclaimed-wood dining table

 

Accessorize
If you have just a small quantity of reclaimed wood, you can still incorporate it onto your decor. Create accent pieces like a blanket chest, magazine rack, and plant stand or lamp base. Use a single plank to design a decorative sign, or add pegs to create a unique, decorative coat rack or key holder. Picture frames, catch-all bins, serving trays and coasters are other ways to make use of smaller quantities of reclaimed wood. Frame a mirror, build a waste can or construct a hall tree – the possibilities are endless.

Rustic Furniture

Rustic Furniture

Nothing matches the storied look and feel of reclaimed wood. Incorporating it into your interior design is not only environmentally friendly; it also invites a sense of history into your home for an instantly comfortable, cozy feel. Made even more beautiful with age, rustic-looking old wood can be used to bring country charm to any room in the house.

 

About the company:

JHE’s, the Real Log Furniture Place, is a leading manufacturer and retailer of rustic log furniture. This company has a huge online store offering indoor and outdoor log furniture, as well as rustic décor and accessories. Its furniture is proudly made in the USA and the company has excellent customer service.