Rustic Shelves for Your Interior

Rustic Shelves

Rustic shelves are great at providing additional storage while giving a subtle modern touch to their surrounding.

This may be a decision that will certainly not apply to all but the fact that space is needed will still result in the installation of the shelves. These will not just serve the space. How you install them will also serve to add great decor to your already furnished home as you continue to do the renovations. There are several ways you can install the rustic shelves for use and these include;

Rustic shelves made from reclaimed wood

Making shelves from reclaimed wood is an easy way to avoid wasting any unused wood from your woodworking projects. The best part? You can do it yourself, without the need for a professional woodworker. Additionally, reclaimed wood shelves add a subtle rustic touch to your home, while providing more space to display whatever it is you wish to place on them.

Create floating rusting shelves

Rustic floating shelves should be placed where there is enough lighting. This brings forward mainly their decorative features, rather than their actual use as a storage space. Ensure that you have them either evenly placed or ensure that you place them using a pattern that is unique and very appealing.

Use honeycomb shelves

Honeycomb shelves offer a modern take on wall shelving spaces, with 5 shelves cleverly integrated into an elegant honeycomb design. The glass shelves are held in place by 3 connected gold-colored iron hexagons. Above all, honeycomb shelves give your home a contemporary style.

Where to place your rustic shelves

Rustic shelves can be best placed in the empty corners of your home. You can place shelves of different sizes and designs. This will help you take care of the storage space that has run out and keep the bare spaces caused by the empty corners.

While you may be wondering how exactly you can take care of the space issue that may have in your small house, you can actually do these things of shelve installation on your own. It is an advantage and especially because It helps you save on a lot of money and also allows you to learn how to renovate your house without necessarily having to call an expert to do it. If the same process teds to prove difficult, you can learn through online tutorials and still perfect the art.

How to Skim Coat a Wall (DIY)

Skim Coat Walls

You may have just moved in into your new tiny house and realize that the walls are not as appealing as you would have wanted them to be. An appealing wall is not just about the color of the paint on it, it also needs to have a coat that makes it feel extremely smooth in texture. Without this, you will either get to notice surfaces of roughness or areas that did not get completely finished as the house was being built. In case you are going through this, you may need a do it yourself exercise that involves a few steps. This is the skim coating of your wall. The steps involved in it include;

Prep your walls

Here, you will need a mud pan to mix the mud. The mixture is done a step at a time to aid in the skim coating. This step will not necessarily fill any holes that may be in the wall and it may need to be done right and a few times. The mixture needs to be thick so that once you start coating the walls, it will cover all the dents and unnecessary areas you will need to keep covered. Ensure that as you coat, you are only skimming the needed areas. Spreading this into unwanted surfaces of your wall may leave stains.

Apply the first skim coat after the mixture

Ensure that as you are applying the first skim coat, your knife is placed at a 30 degrees’ angle. Immediately you are done, you need to again go back and skim any excess mud that may be on the wall. This helps to give the consistency of the soft surface that you are hoping to achieve. It will also help to get rid of any lumps that may dry up on the surface if not worked on immediately.

Apply the second skim, this time to coat

The same technique you applied on the first coat here will apply. The only difference will be the movement of the knife. If your first skimming was done horizontally, you do it vertically this time. This is to help give a levelling to the surface and also contributes to the smooth feeling you want to achieve on the same surface.

You may need to remember that the soft surface will not be achieved by two rounds of skimming. There may be a second and a third of the same activity. As you do so, get rid of any dust using a dump cloth.

Once you are done with the skim coating on your wall, you may need to allow it to dry. Allow it dry completely before you can begin to sand. Sanding is the final step to taking away any excess mud that may be on the already skimmed wall. Once this is completely done and all the dust on the surface has been removed, you can now paint your wall with the paint colour of your choice.  The only extra ordinary thing about skimming is that it will need a lot of your time but this still makes it a do it yourself exercise.

Yellow Living Room Ideas

Yellow Aesthetic Living Room

The living room in many places and households tends to be the heart of the entire home. This is because it happens to be the place where 90% of the time is spend and it also is the place where every person coming from the outside will get to see. Once you have spent enough time in your house, you may want to make a few changes to your living room. Such changes may include the paint, the decor, the seats, the curtains and so on. It is all a personal preference so you have to ensure that whatever ideas you bring to the table will make the place exceptionally beautiful and habitable. A few workable ideas for a yellow aesthetic living room would include;

Pick the right colour

Yellow will definitely be the colour to choose for your aesthetic living room. Ensure that every other thing in the room gets to completely blend in with the paint on your walls. Yellow in most cases tends to stand in for the white paint because it brings in a blend of brightness both naturally and from the light illumining from the inside. Ensure that you do not choose a shade that is too dark especially if there is not enough natural light coming from the outside.

Use floating lights

While installing electricity in your home, choose floating lights for your living room. You can have the same pinned to a wall area that is not too occupied or have them hang in the window area. You will notice that the floating lights tend to make your living room look very beautiful and appealing and especially during the night. There are floating lights of different colours today so you could go with yellow lights to match with your living room.

Get décor that blends with the yellow colour

It would be extremely disappointing having the yellow theme for your aesthetic living room and still get decor that has a completely different shade. That makes your living room look confused and disorganized.

Include brightly coloured furniture

Your yellow aesthetic living room needs to be accompanied by furniture that is bright in colour. For example, choose white for your sofas and your coffee table. One thing with brightly coloured furniture is that even if your living room appears small, they automatically make the room feel bigger and comfier. It is also important that you make sure that your furniture does not use up too much of the living room space.

If you want to have a good looking yellow aesthetic living room, you may want to consider taking the implementation of your decisions slow. Ensure that you are first of all comfortable with the already installed colours of your living room. If not, choose the shades of yellow that will blend in completely with your kind of furniture. You need to remember that you are trying to bring a more appealing look than the one that was there before and definitely need to take it a little slow but sure.

Floating Beds (Types, Considerations & Benefits)

Floating Bed

Floating beds are visually appealing, no doubt. The uniqueness of the floating bed comes from the fact that they are minimal but yet sophisticated and refined in their style. They have this light and fresh design that makes them a bit futuristic, which is very modern and sleek.

 A floating bed is a cool addition to your tiny house bedroom because it’s simple in its design and its innovative too, making it a good fit for any modern contemporary home. And the best of all it creates space and a feeling of openness in your tiny space.

The reason I would recommend floating beds for your tiny bedroom is because they add a creative spark to your bedroom. Its eye catching and will make your tiny bedroom stand out because of its contemporary fashion since it’s a modern interior design concept.

Another reason for having a floating bed in your tiny room is it creates space. Having a floating bed means there is enough space in your room for storage, since the bed is floating it automatically creates space around the bed. It will give the room a sense of openness. It will also give your tiny bedroom a modern feel, bringing your bedroom into the 21st century.

There are even advanced types of floating beds with LED lighting equipped in the bed frames. This gives the bed a very modern look.

Here are the different types of floating beds.

Floating platform bed

This type of floating bed features an inset frame which makes the mattress seem to be floating above the ground. This design is not only attractive and unique but it also saves a lot of space around your tiny bedroom. You can have storage drawers underneath the bed, where they are invisible as they hide under the bed. This bed will make your tiny bedroom seem bigger plus no hitting your toes on corner legs.

Classic floating bed

The classic floating bed has a bed frame that is similar to the floating platform bed; the difference is that the headboard of this bed is sophisticated and large enough for those who love to read in bed. Similar to the platform bed the classic bed is ideal for saving space in the bedroom. The legs are also set within the frame, which eliminates the risk of a tripping hazard within your tiny bedroom.

The Omni-pendulum motion floating bed

When referring to floating beds we can also refer to the Omni-pendulum bed which is actually floating. The rocking and floating of the bed is what is actually where the name comes from. It is quite smooth and will hold you perfectly when sitting or sleeping without toppling over. It sort of cradles you and gives you a calm and relaxed feeling.

It’s ideal for your tiny bedroom because it’s small in size and lightweight which makes it easy and convenient for your tiny bedroom. It also looks very presentable and attractive adding a decorative element to your bedroom space.

Not many people would prefer this type of floating bed because of its rocking motion.

Whichever type of floating bed you choose make sure you choose the one that fits into your tiny bedroom space. As we have seen they save on space and give your room a futuristic and very modern look.

Industrial Style Backyard Ideas

Industrial Style Backyard

Most people are now embracing the tiny home concept. They are happily settling in tiny homes as a lifestyle change. Although many tiny home structures measure less than 300 sq. feet, you can still design them into stylish and innovative homes. Some tiny homes are set up on backyards. Making the interior décor of your tiny home industrial style based, you can still incorporate some industrial style ideas into your tiny house backyard. It sounds challenging because industrial style design wasn’t usually applied to the outdoor setting.

The industrial home design is usually applied to old renovated buildings which were used for other purposes other than living residences. Such as warehouses, factories and other commercial uses, the possibility of having a lot of outdoor space was not as high as with other interior décor styles. But with a bit of creativity we can come up with outdoor industrial designs

I have done my best to come up with outdoor industrial designs best suited for tiny houses. These ideas will serve you good if you are looking for some ideas or inspiration for your tiny house backyard.

Metal in industrial styled backyards

The industrial style has its roots from the age of machinery and factories in the past. The beauty of the recovered metal pieces speaks volumes about the relationship between form and function.

The reason this style pieces can work in a backyard is because they contribute an unexpected element. When placing these metal items in your backyard keep in mind they have to form a relationship with the outside space. They must beautifully combine with rock and plant.

You can also consider the possibility of metal sculptures to create an unusual interest in your backyard for your tiny house.

Gabion walls in industrial styled backyard

You can design gabion walls which are metal walls filled with stones and even pieces of colored recycled glass. This interesting and stylish way of using the metal cage and gabion walls to design your backyard creates a high contrast illusion to your tiny house backyard.

Industrial style furniture for your backyard

When choosing your backyard furniture it’s essential that you put into consideration how you use your tiny house backyard. Do you host visitors or do you prefer to sit outside and bask in the sun.

When choosing backyard furniture pick items that are durable and well built without compromising on comfort and style. Your furniture should also be able to withstand the elements. Choices include wood and metal.

Industrial style wood furniture is a classic, natural choice that will compliment your backyard. Choose a wood type and color that harmonizes with your outside space. It doesn’t mean an exact match but having enough similarities to create the right illusion and texture.

Industrial style metal furniture is the most versatile of all materials for backyard furniture. Mix wrought iron pieces together with modern pieces to create a unique style. Wrought iron has a beautiful industrial style look suitable for the backyard. Furniture made from wrought iron is heavy and makes it more appropriate for benches and tables. Use anti rust treatment on your furniture to maintain them.

With the different ideas mentioned you can design your tiny backyard space into a stylish and elegant industrial style design that will create interest and make a statement.

Cherry Blossom Mural Wallpaper Inspirations

Cherry Blossom Wallpaper

Tiny homes are becoming more of a trend for those who do not want to purchase a traditional style house but want the comfort and flexibility that come with a custom made home. Although the name tiny home can reflect any dwelling unit, the idea of micro-living is emphasized throughout the structure.

Living in a tiny home does not mean sacrificing on your personal style; you can design your tiny home to fit your own personality. The idea is to maximize on the available space and choosing designs that work well with the concept of tiny living.

There’s nothing like a dazzling pattern on the wall, to set the stage for a beautiful interior. The beauty of using cherry blossom wallpaper for your tiny home will instantly turn your living space into a spring one.

Wallpaper designers take inspiration from the branch like structure of the plant itself. Some wallpaper patterns are evenly decorated while others are created in a mural, as if one large tree or a cluster of a branch was dramatically decorating the space.

Let’s see how the beauty of cherry blossom wallpaper can be used to make your tiny house look stunning.

Cherry blossom for your living room

Wallpaper does not have to overpower the room that it graces. When working with small spaces you don’t want to overwhelm the small space, in this case when designing your tiny house living room using cherry blossom wallpaper make sure you have simple furniture like white sofa. The cherry blossom wallpaper will stand out and the room will not look overwhelmed.

A white background with cherry blossoms wallpaper is an ideal example to use for your compact living room. It will create depth and dimension to the room making your tiny living room appear bigger.

Cherry blossom for your bedroom

Cherry blossom wallpaper will be a great choice to create a soft calm feeling in your tiny house bedroom. The idea here is to choose a color that you like. You don’t have to decorate the whole bedroom with the wallpaper you can choose an accent wall where the headboard of the bed is. Then work out your bedding and pillows around the color you have chosen. I would suggest a combination of blue with cherry blossom wallpaper. This wallpaper will give your tiny bedroom space an irresistible look.

 Cherry blossoms for your bathroom

Wallpaper in a bathroom acts like artwork and gives the tiny space another dimension making it seem bigger than it actually is. The cherry blossom wallpaper in your tiny house bathroom compliments the mirrors echoing their decorative detail completing the look of the room. Cherry blossoms will refine your style and elevate your bath space to the next level.

Due to the moisture from the shower make sure you choose a type of wallpaper that is water resistant.

There’s power in the cherry blossom wallpaper its beauty in a home is irresistible. Cherry blossom wallpapers set a good mood in a home which brings out the feeling of spring where you are under a cluster of trees. Artists and designers try to bottle this feeling when making the cherry blossom wallpaper. So go ahead and get this awesome wallpaper for your tiny house.

Industrial Style Bathroom Inspiration

Industrial Style Bathroom

Tiny homes have to make ample use of space which also includes the bathroom. A tiny house bathroom has to make room for a toilet, a shower/bath and a sink. In some designs some people build the kitchen sink to double up as a bathroom sink too. This is a clever way of using and maximizing space and perfect for industrial style bathroom.

Despite the tiny size of a tiny house bathroom they can be beautifully designed and also be functional. Use of industrial style ideas into your tiny house bathroom will create a unique feel. You can combine different industrial overtones to create unique combinations. Have different variations incorporated into different themes and inject a touch of your personality. Who said that you can’t have comfort and style in your tiny bathroom?

Below are some inspiration ideas for tiny house bathrooms

 Mix brick and white

Though having a limited amount of space to work with combining a mix of brick wall and white color will create an aesthetic industrial feel to your tiny bathroom. Carefully placed brick walls will give the bathroom a timeless appeal. The use of white for the walls can also accentuate the tiny bathroom and make it appear larger than it really is.

By having the toilet and shower in the narrow space, you can manage not to feel overwhelmed by the tiny space. You can still achieve the industrial style design with the brick wall acting as a backdrop.

Using wood shelves

You can make use of the narrow space by creating industrial style wooden shelves above the toilet. The wooden shelves can have a trim of iron along the edges. The use of both wood and iron will create a wood accent which will make the tiny bathroom feel both homey and rustic. If you manage to fix a bathtub in, you can have the edges of the bathtub decorated with wooden fixtures using reclaimed wood.

A wooden floor with a natural looking finish can also be incorporated into the tiny bathroom. This classic combination of contemporary and industrial style décor will make your bathroom look unique and stylish.

Use classic Industrial elements.

You can use concrete to create the shower area in a tiny bathroom. This smart and stylish way produces a feeling of complete comfort in your tiny bathroom. Grout can be used on the tiles with the same shade as the concrete, to accentuate the visual appeal of the tiny bathroom. An exposed brick wall as a backdrop will act well to finish this industrial style setting.

Use natural materials.

The use of natural vintage material in a tiny bathroom provides an industrial style finish. The appearance of natural exposed uneven walls and flooring works very well with tiny bathrooms. Not only is it unique and stylish it’s also trendy and unpretentious.

Your tiny bathroom style doesn’t have to be dull and boring. With the above listed styles for industrial design your bathroom can achieve the aesthetic look of an industrial style design.  

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Industrial Style Bedroom Ideas

Industrial Style Bedroom

An industrial style bedroom for a tiny house is a raw and edgy choice for anyone who loves authenticity. Industrial style design has gained popularity in recent years and we can incorporate this stylish, unpretentious and trendy style into your tiny bedroom. It’s a blessing in disguise to have a smaller space. Even if it sounds hard to design it’s not entirely impossible. The idea is to maximize on every bit of space.

For your bedroom you can choose a humble vintage look or better still a sleek and stylish look.

Some industrial style ideas for your bedroom in a tiny house are:

Metallic Magic

Having exposed pipes and ducts makes up for industrial style design and this is no exception even in the bedroom. To acquire the right results, the pipes and ducts are carefully integrated into the bedroom to match the theme of the whole room. Added with a round bed and it will look awesome.

You don’t have to entirely rely on the exposed pipes and ducts look to achieve an industrial style design in your bedroom. You can also opt to use oxidized copper panels or stylish metallic tiles which have ornate patterns. These can be used to shape the room. With the right side tables and décor one can make use of the minimalist space available to truly shape and create a stunning bedroom.

Use of scrap metal sub dividers can also help accentuate the industrial vibe of the bedroom.

Brick walls

Exposed brick walls are another major way of using the industrial style décor. You can choose to leave the walls just as they are or paint them. Remember to leave the room looking and feeling as natural as possible to bring out its unique, authentic style.

Achieve an overall look that is soft and cozier for the bedroom. The overall texture of the bedroom will visually soften the appearance of the room. For this you can put in a low slung platform bed with comfortable sheets that have no frills. This type of décor makes your room appear more natural, simple and uncluttered.

Contrast

Use colors that will create more space visually in the tiny bedroom. Using light colors will make a room look bigger. You can combine neutral raw look with bare brick wall against a black accent wall to create an illusion of depth and dimension. If plain brick walls don’t work well for you try experimenting with a bold alternative, maybe even wood accent wall.

With the color grey also being a common choice for industrial style décor over the years. The choices available for you are endless. You can choose to reinvent or re-interpret the industrial style and incorporate it with other different themes to design your tiny bedroom.

Designing an industrial style bedroom for a tiny house seems hard because of the small space but it’s not impossible. Trying to design a small space also means you will have less clutter. With smart thinking you can utilize each and every bit of space available, using the design ideas listed above.

 

Industrial Style Inspiration For Your Kitchen

Industrial Style Kitchen

A tiny house kitchen can be fancy, simple or utilitarian. Infusing industrial style into your tiny kitchen space can be a bit challenging. A tiny kitchen makes use of every available space in the kitchen. You can create a beautiful design that maximizes use of space as well as having an overall trendy look for your industrial style kitchen.

Picking the décor accessories for your tiny kitchen goes a long way into putting together a unique yet mesmerizing space. Inject your own ideas that reflect your personality when picking décor ideas for your tiny kitchen.

Incorporating the industrial style design into your tiny kitchen can be both practical and affordable. You have to choose a style that will also be functional.

Some of the industrial style ideas for your tiny kitchen are:

Rustic beauty and charm

You can have rustic beauty and charm infused into your tiny kitchen and still appeal to modern comforts. This industrial style design of using beautiful rustic materials in the kitchen is a unique way of designing your kitchen area. You can have shelves of wrought iron that is used as storage. Storage is a definite need in your tiny kitchen. Shelves could be high stacked up to create and maximize on the tiny space. The shelves can also be used to tuck away unnecessary items in your tiny kitchen.

Flooring and walls.

From wooden reclaimed floors to dark painted walls that give the industrial style kitchen a vintage look the options are endless. Working with smaller spaces and using dark colors help create an illusion of depth and dimension.

For the tiny kitchen walls you can also incorporate the exposed brick wall look. Throw in some wooden inbuilt shelves and open storage area to create a beautiful style kitchen.

 Metal nooks can be installed on the walls to be used in hanging pots and cookware. You can either have them on the walls or directly above the sink. Having racks on top of the sink is a creative and stylish way to design your tiny kitchen keeping in mind the tiny space available.

Modern twist designs

Combining this industrial style design offers a stylish design style between modern refinement and edgy overtones. This fusion style works beautifully and you can tone up or down the level of raw industrial beauty to suit your unique personalized style.

Pendant lighting

Pendant lighting in your kitchen as an industrial style design makes a style statement and adds a feeling of warmth into your tiny kitchen. With high ceilings, this type of lighting can show off the high ceilings and give the tiny kitchen space. an illusion of more space.

Use copper wires, antiqued brass and cast iron to add refinement and a touch of class to your tiny kitchen.

Style knows no boundaries and this statement truly applies when you are designing your tiny kitchen using industrial style. Don’t let the small space bar you from coming up with some stylish ideas for your tiny kitchen. Get inspired with some of the ideas we have highlighted above and get to designing. Working with small spaces can be challenging but if you do it the right way can be easy.

Industrial Style Decor For Your Living Room

Industrial Style Living Room

Different styles have emerged over the years but it seems industrial style décor is here to stay. It’s no longer a necessity to design factory lofts into living spaces, now you can incorporate the industrial style décor themes to suit your personalized style and create an industrial style living room.

Having a tiny home doesn’t mean you can’t maximize on the small space. At the same time you can design your tiny house living room into a beautiful and stunning industrial design theme.

Industrial style usually consists of high ceilings, exposed and uneven walls flooring; nothing wood accent or tropical design. In a tiny house high ceilings will create a feeling of bigger space. An industrial style design in a living room creates a warm cozy ambiance that is essential in one’s living space. To spice it up you can add fluffy pillows, carpets and mismatched furniture.

Here are some options to inspire you:

The exposed look of pipes and duct

Having exposed metal pipes and ducts is primarily the most obvious way of incorporating industrial style into your tiny living room.

Exposed pipes and ducts can be an excellent choice for all white spaces similar to a Scandinavian style decor. The brightness of the walls, create a sharp contrast to the metal piping on the walls. This brings out a unique look. You can also add metal doors and metal on the walls for your industrial style design.

Choosing industrial style inspired furniture

Thanks to the popularity of the industrial style design. Manufacturers are now producing furniture with an industrial style appeal to them. You can choose a few simple pieces to add to your tiny living room. These will add the aesthetic feel you are trying to achieve in your living room.

Wrought iron chairs can be decorated using leather throw pillows and cushions. Having lighting fixtures with the same design concept works best to bring out industrial interior design to your living space.

Apart from using wrought iron you can also add furniture made from cast iron and copper. With the mix of unexpected materials in your living space you will be able to create a unique and beautiful living room.

Mix and match old elements with new elements

The beauty of having a modern industrial style design for your tiny house’s living room is the art of mixing contemporary style designs with older elements.

For example you can choose to display the TV on a shelf made of wrought iron, this mix and match look is a stylish way to decorate your living space using the industrial style design.

Hanging bold art work to contrast with a dull wall can also add accent to your tiny living space. Abstract painting can also brighten up a dull looking wall.

Small space doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with interior design. It can be a fun challenge to undertake. As we have discussed above use the different industrial styles to create an illusion of space and style to your tiny living room.

Inflatable Furniture – Benefits & Considerations

Inflatable Furniture

Inflatable furniture has always been associated with the outdoors. A good example is they were used in picnics, camping and beaches. But in recent times more and more people are adopting inflatable furniture in their homes.

Inflatable furniture is made of polyvinyl carbonate material which is strong and elastic. It’s due to this elasticity that the material can withstand all that pressure from within. They all have rubber push buttons that act as stoppers; it is opened to fill up air and closed to seal the air in. There is inflation pumps used to fill up air into the inflatable furniture.

You can buy inflatable furniture for your tiny home because there is a variety to choose from. They come in different colors and shapes so you are at liberty to choose the perfect fit that will fit your interior even if you are into tropical theme.

Why I would recommend using inflatable furniture for your tiny home is:

They are affordable

Compared to other types of furniture in the market, inflatable furniture is way cheaper In fact the rates are insanely lower compared to metallic and wooden furniture. An inflatable mattress costs around $30 compared to other normal mattress,, that is really cheap.

Portability

Inflatable furniture is portable. Just let the air out to get the size you want. You can also fold it and carry them anywhere you want making it more flexible to use. They are also easy to move them around your tiny home because they are not heavy.

Multifunctional

They can be used for more than one use. For example an inflatable sofa can double up as a bed. You can also put them in different sizes and use them as you see fit. This is great for your tiny home as it will enable you to save on space. You can use inflatable furniture to de-clutter your tiny home you just store them and bring them out when needed.

No maintenance

Inflatable furniture needs minimal effort to maintain compared to other types of furniture. Spraying, polishing or waxing is not required. This saves you money, especially with polish which can be quite costly.

 Fun

Inflatable furniture will be fun to use in your tiny home, especially, if you have children. They come in a variety of colors and shapes and are also bouncy.

With the excellent choice and variety of inflatable furniture to choose from making your home look trendy and modern has never been easier. Inflatable furniture is extremely versatile and can be stored away with ease. You can roll it up and store it when you need more space in your tiny home. It’s also a great choice because when you need extra furniture when guests are around you can use inflatable furniture that you had stored away. In addition you can benefit from the light-weight design of inflatable furniture.

Whichever rooms you want to put inflatable furniture you have a lot of option to choose from to suit your style. There is great value in inflatable furniture making it a popular option.

How To Make a Reclaimed Wood Wall

Reclaimed Wood Wall

Reclaimed wood popularly known as antique wood or recycled wood is a lumber that’s been granted new life and is being used for a different purpose. This type of wood usually comes from old barns, boats, shipping crates, wine casks and other wooden structures that are no longer in use or have been demolished and is perfect to create your reclaimed wood wall feature.

Reclaimed wood comes in a variety of textures and sizes which means it’s easy to create your own special look and at the same time save some cash.

The use of reclaimed wood is not limited to floors only it can also be used in construction of walls to give your tiny home a unique appearance.

Some furniture makers and interior designers also look for salvaged wood from home projects. Reclaimed wood from barns, homes and commercial buildings, as well as reused items such as pallet are slowly entering the interior décor scene.

As design trends are slowly shifting to being more eco-friendly more home owners are favoring the use of reclaimed wood instead of virgin wood. They believe that this makes their homes more sustainable, efficient and more durable.

Below are the benefits of using reclaimed wood for your tiny home.

Sustainable

Using reclaimed wood for your tiny home wall saves the environment from cutting down more trees. Although trees are seen as a renewable source they are being cut faster than they can grow, this greatly affects forests. This recyclability factor of reclaimed wood is what makes it sustainable.

Durable

Compared to virgin wood, reclaimed wood is stronger. This attributes to the fact that reclaimed wood comes from old forests and the generations of trees we have today are not as strong as the old trees. That said reclaimed wood is harder it does not warp or shrink.

Uniqueness

Reclaimed wood has a unique look to it. This is because you will never find two pieces that are exactly alike.  Using it to make the walls of your tiny home will also make your home have a unique look. The history behind it also makes it unique in a way.

When buying reclaimed wood for your tiny home walls there are also a number of things to do before beginning construction:

Check for bugs

Ask your supplier if the wood has been treated in any way either chemically or by kiln drying. Kiln drying will kill any bugs in the wood and will also remove any moisture from the material. If you suspect your reclaimed wood has bugs you will need to treat it with some insecticide of your own. You don’t want critters invading the inside of your tiny home.

Wet wood

Stay away from damp and soggy wood. Wet wood attracts insects and it could also cause the wood to have mold. Using reclaimed wood that is wet and moldy is not healthy to use in your tiny home.

Finding the right blend of reclaimed wood will allow you to create a unique home that will perfectly fit your lifestyle and personality.