Reclaimed wood can warm up a space, and crates can add all-important storage, even to an area on display. Jen Woodhouse of The House of Wood used crates to fill this bookcase, making it decorative and functional. For another custom touch, she wrapped this bookcase in Crates & Pallet’s reclaimed pallet wood.
This design vignette in HGTV Dream Home 2013 commands attention for its thoughtful use of reclaimed materials and shiny surfaces. A floating shelf crafted by carpenter David Brown makes use of weathered, reclaimed fencing.
Driftwood decor is a go-to choice when designers want to bring a coastal look into a home, whether it's on the water or not. It can be as simple as gathering one big piece or multiple pieces that catch your eye on nature strolls. A large piece also can fill a section of your bookshelf, which saves even more money on decor.
This modern great room brings together dining and living spaces with a vibrant green hue and rustic wood accents, like the reclaimed shelving and lamps. Brown and white patterned armchairs add a touch of flair to the sitting area, while simple, green upholstered chairs are used in the dining space.
A sleek, floating concrete sink contrasts with the rugged reclaimed wood shelf below for an unexpected pairing. Brass sconces provide a polished detail to counterbalance rustic features, like the mirror rope and bottom shelf.
A rustic bookcase with brown and gray hues provides attractive open storage for artistic accessories, color-coded books, reclaimed wood photo frames and baskets for organizing and storing smaller nursery items.
Reclaimed timber was used to create a gorgeous backsplash and shelf in this country kitchen. Pine floors and wood plank ceilings pair beautifully with the neutral shade cabinets and countertops. A large gas range makes cooking a breeze for the chef.
A cork accent wall adds both interest and soundproofing to this eclectic bedroom, which shares a wall with an upstairs bath. Elements like exposed brick, custom metal closet doors and a high shelf crafted from reclaimed wood add warmth and interest to the bohemian space.
Fireplaces that project out from the wall are ideal for flanking with a bookcase, a cabinet or both, as is done here. Their heights, color and basic framework is kept the same for a consistent look. To draw attention to the fireplace, the overmantel is covered in reclaimed barn wood and exterior lanterns adorn the wall instead of interior sconces.
In this family room, the built-in bookcases around the stone fireplace were originally crisp white and competed with the natural tones of the stonework. To help them blend more harmoniously into the space, they were painted charcoal gray. Large scaled, simply shaped accessories were chosen in white, chrome, mercury glass and reclaimed natural wood to contrast the dark shelves.
Faux bookshelf wallpaper makes this media room feel like a library while vintage chairs add a masculine touch to the contemporary space. A custom media cabinet for the television allows for storage and keeps the space clean and organized. A black pinstriped sofa, a reclaimed wood coffee table with oversized chrome feet, and a silver multi-arm chandelier are a few design elements that complete this room.