Reclaimed wood is having its moment. You can’t walk into any trendy bar or restaurant without seeing furniture or decorations created from reclaimed wood. It has the perfect rustic tone to make you feel right at home.
The problem is that finely-crafted wood pieces tend to cost a lot of money. Artisans are carpenters labor over some of these pieces for weeks, sanding each corner and applying lacquer until the piece looks just right. It’s the high costs of these pieces that can make your rustic wood-themed home feel like a million dollars away.
Luckily, you don’t have to spend a fortune to deck your home out in wooden wall art. There are plenty of affordable, DIY-themed wall decorations available for purchase online.
This piece, created from die-cut fragments of recycled wood organized into the shape of a sunbeam, is the perfect accessory to any modern-style room. We love it for its dynamic pattern and unique character. Staring at the traces of paint left on each fragment, we can’t help but wonder what purpose these pieces of wood served in their previous life.
Inspired by a Native American blanket design, this piece of wall art by Black Forest Decor will definitely add some flair to your home. Its bright, turquoise stripes and energetic composition can pair well with any piece of furniture but especially other southwestern-themed pieces. You’ll love the organic quality of the woodgrain and the look of the distressed paint on this one.
Slat wood flags are a longstanding decorative tradition in the United States. If you’ve ever traveled through the rural U.S, you know you can’t go far without seeing one for sale. Artisans around the country built them from fence posts, picnic tables, and whatever else they might have lying around the property. If you’re going for an Americana-themed look, you can’t miss out on this classic piece of wall art.
Nothing says “vintage” like a hand-painted sign and this piece by P Graham Dunn has the DIY quality we look for. Made from authentic dried-out pinewood, this piece of rustic wall art appears as if it was built from shipping pallets. The graphic, a faux-hand-painted image of a mason jar filled with flowers, features a variety of springy, bright colors. Hang it in your living room, bedroom or wherever else you want it to brighten your day.
Looking for something decorative AND functional? These rectangular shelves from BarnwoodUSA might be of interest to you. They’re made from 100% reclaimed wood, so they look fantastic, but you can also use them as shelves for other decorations. Place some mason jars filled with flowers or other DIY accents on them for a truly rustic feel. Best of all, you can organize them however you’d like to create a design that suits your space and personality.
Looking for something a bit more 3D? This laser-cut wall art piece, made from real cherry wood, could be perfect for your home. It’s a relief sculpture, which means that the structure actually comes out from the wall a few inches. The frame also has no back on it which allows the wall of your home to become part of the composition!
Another piece of functional wall art, this diamond-shaped shelving unit by cheerfullus has a brilliant and unique design. It’s perfect for books, picture frames, plants, or any other objects that need a home in your room. The metal bars that hold each shelve together give it a cool, industrial feel, making it the perfect addition to a home office.
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Bringing natural elements into your home has long been recognized as a simple way to make your space more natural and relaxed. Since the 1950s, Mid Century Modern design has stressed using natural material and light for this very reason. Today, that intuition has been backed up by research — like this piece by Morgan Lovell on how wood can create a healthy workplace and this article in Psychology Today about the therapeutic quality of nature.
Long story short, natural materials are a simple way to make your space more livable.