With the enhanced focus on green building and environmentally friendly construction in the 21st century, contractors and designers have been working hard to come up with solutions to preserving nature within their space. One of the more popular solutions being used is reclaimed wood.
Reclaimed wood is often made up of timber rescued from old barns, factories, and warehouses. It allows the interior of the space to feel more natural and has a sense of stability. Whether commercial or residential, recycled timber can be a great way to add warmth, texture, and tie a space together.
This environmentally friendly trend has greatly influenced the design world. It can be used almost in a wide variety of applications: tabletops, backsplashes, flooring, ceilings, millwork, wall art, etc. As great as this influence in design has been, it is equally important to not over use it. Spaces with too much reclaimed wood can look unpolished or overwhelming. The best spaces use the material as an accent or focal point, balancing it with smoother, more polished finishes.
Take a look below at some spaces that have done a great job incorporating reclaimed wood into their furniture, walls, and overall space - enjoy