How to use reclaimed materials in your home
Add character and charm to your home by incorporating reclaimed materials.
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Reclaimed materials not only ooze with rustic charm, but they are also an eco-friendly choice to make when decorating your home.
Here are a few ideas on how to use them effectively within your interiors scheme.
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If you’re in the midst of renovating and the time has come to decide on a flooring type, consider reclaimed wood flooring for a unique and rustic look. Solid wood flooring is super hardwearing and timeless in style. You can hunt down reclaimed flooring from reclaimation yards, but there are also many flooring brands that stock reclaimed wood, including Ted Todd and Bert & May.
Step up your kerb appeal and add buckets of personality and vintage charm to your front door with reclaimed fittings. Who needs a modern doorbell when you can have a good old-fashioned decorative knocker? Remember you can also make reclaimed fittings your own by painting and upcycling them.
Read more: How to successfully paint your front door
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Since open shelving has become a massive trend, scaffold shelves are a great choice because they are hardwearing and bring an industrial edge to any space.
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If you’re on the market for a new piece of statement furniture such as a dining table, hunt down reclaimed options for something truly unique – antique shops, timber yards and second-hand websites such as Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree are great places to look. Be creative and use other pieces of furniture for quirky seating such as a bench or an ottoman.
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If you’re looking to landscape, build a patio or a garden partition wall, reclaiming materials can help you create the look of a rustic, well-loved garden from day one. Consider using reclaimed bricks or stone to do so. Your landscaper of builder should be able to assist you with finding the perfect ones for you and your project.
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Even if you don’t live in a period property, that doesn’t mean you can’t implement certain features that exude style and charm. Always dreamed of an original fireplace? Source your own from your local reclaimation yard. It may need a little TLC but it will be all the more rewarding when its sitting pretty in your living room.
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