Spring is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to update or renovate your home. There are many smart options for building materials on the current market, so it can be understandably difficult to choose the right ones for your particular project. We love the way reclaimed wood adds warmth and introduces texture to a space. With reclaimed wood, you can make a huge design statement, so we have some tips and ideas to get you started.

Because reclaimed wood innately has a lot of character, it’s important to maintain the balance with the remaining décor. Keeping other details simple is a great way to emphasize and help prevent detracting attention away from the beauty of the wood itself. We recommend reclaimed wood accent walls if you want to incorporate the look of reclaimed wood without breaking the bank, as reclaimed hardwood floors or countertops can be quite a lengthy and expensive undertaking.

The idea of wooden walls and ceilings is intriguing to say the least. Below, this gallery-like space showcases a rustic, farmhouse-inspired look. While a wooden wall could be deemed ordinary, the wooden ceiling seen here transforms this interior from ordinary to inspiring. With reclaimed wood, you are literally adding history to the home and integrating unique, one-of-a-kind character.

Here, you can see how reclaimed wood can turn an ordinary mantle into a conversation starter. Repurposed as a mantle, the wood beam has flaws and distinctions that puts this fireplace in a class of its own.

In the end, using reclaimed wood is an environmentally conscious choice. It’s strong and durable and is proven to be so just by existing. Reclaimed wood preserves our living natural resources and leaves space in our already full landfills. Another appealing aspect of reclaimed wood is that it can cost up to 50 percent less than new wood made to look old. Everyone likes the idea of helping out the environment and saving money!

How are you planning to incorporate reclaimed wood into your next project?

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