How to make reclaimed wood work in your home

Today marks International Day of Forests, a day used to enjoy everything that is green, lush and from the forest - and this includes the repurposing of wood.

International Day of Forests Reclaimed Wood Modish Living

Using reclaimed wood gives furniture a unique look – and we really mean that! There are stories etched into the surfaces of tables and other items. Notches, twists, dents and scratches all add to the beauty of the piece and that is why reclaimed wood furniture is our passion.

Take a look at these great ideas on how to use reclaimed wood furniture in the home – and no, it doesn’t mean a rustic-only style…

Dining at Its Best 

Dining tables are the places around which you will have many years of laughter and tears. If you don’t have acres of room in your dining space, this smaller reclaimed wood dining table is a perfect choice.

Oldman Industrial Reclaimed Wood Round Dining Table

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Frame the dining table with bright white walls, and a few well-placed glass accessories and candles and let the dining table be the star of the show.

And don’t forget, reclaimed furniture doesn’t have to stay inside. This trestle table would be just as good for al fresco dining on the patio.

But, possibly the easiest way to add reclaimed wood into your home is with these wonderful Standford reclaimed wood dining chairs.

Standford Industrial Reclaimed Wood Upholstered Dining Chair pair

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Upholstered, they add warmth and character to the dining room without feeling or looking too chunky but not too lithe looking that they are too fragile for robust family meetings at meal times.

In the Bedroom

There is something incredibly romantic about the Lazy Days high headboard reclaimed wood bed. Again, for it to stand out a frame it in white, with crisp white walls and high quality, white bed lined. If you want the reclaimed wood bed look but without the chunkiness, choose a slatted headboard and a bed with less of a frame.

LazyDays Reclaimed Wood High-Back Bed in Bedroom

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We love the use of mirrors in a room as well and the reclaimed wood mirror we think compliments either of our beds.

English Beam Floor Standing Reclaimed Wood Mirror

Accessorise to Your Hearts’ Content 

Whether you have a library worth of books or a mixture of fine sculptures and plants, reclaimed wood shelving works well in any interior design style. Clearly fitting with a rustic look, this bookcase with cubed shelves and cupboard space is fantastic in the industrial design too.

Nilsson Rustica Reclaimed Wood Shelving Unit

Staying with the storage theme, we love the reclaimed wood box. Ideal in so many spaces, this is an investment in a box that will perform a myriad of uses over the years, from kids toys to woolly blankets.

Untreated reclaimed wood can be washed in white oil, to bring out a Scandinavian flavour. If ever there was a piece of furniture ripe for this, it is this useful and practical wooden box.

Bremnes Reclaimed Wooden Toy Box & Blanket Box

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Coffee Table with Character

In the lounge, welcome the Scandi-style into the space with a well-made, stylish reclaimed wood coffee table. Slightly white-washed, this finish works well in any room but for lazy evenings in front of the fire, this coffee table is the perfect addition.

Whiteleaf Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

There is a romance to reclaimed wood. Why not take a look to see if you can fit it into your space?

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