Using Reclaimed Wood in Your Interior Design
My favorite thing about using reclaimed wood these days is its versatility; it can be used externally with siding, structurally with reclaimed beams, or as interior elements like paneling, flooring, shelving, furniture, the list goes on. Reclaimed wood also varies in colors and finishes, from weathered smooth gray boards, to naturally hued rough sawn, to whitewashed, to colorful barn woods – you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for.
Here’s a great example of a contemporary application, this paneling adds warmth, as well as a focal point, to an otherwise all white space.
Using reclaimed wood in your interior design also enables you to be eco-friendly. Reusing old wood is great for the environment, its low moisture content is ideal for stable applications, plus the recycled material offers you a one of a kind look that’s hard to replicate.
The patchwork column in this bathroom, pieced together by Seattle artist Rob Payne out of reclaimed barn wood, adds a natural element to this industrial space.
Here we have reclaimed wood tiles applied in a herringbone pattern on both kitchen islands, creating a modern and unique feature to this kitchen.
For more subtle accents try floating reclaimed shelves on a wall, like in this cottage kitchen.
Or, use reclaimed beams structurally in the interior of your home to add that little bit of rustic charm.
With all of the endless possibilities using reclaimed wood, it begs the question not of when you’ll use it, but how.