Nine Ways to Use Barnwood in Your House
Should you find yourself the new owner of a tall pile of barnwood, don’t set it aside for kindling. If you’ve opened a magazine, flipped on the tv, or dipped into the depths of Pinterest in the past couple years, you’re probably already aware: there’s not much you can’t do with barnwood inside your home. The rustic, worn look of the wood adds instant age, character, and warmth for a much more affordable price tag than high-end antiques or high-maintenance materials. The best part? If you scratch it up or stain it, it’ll only add to the character. Here, we’ve rounded up a few clever ideas for barnwood decor for inside the home:
Take A Look:
Never pass up some looked-over lumber.
These sliding doors made of barnwood not only bump up the style of often-forgotten spots like doorways and halls, but save on space too. For small bedrooms, hallways, and closets, a slender, sliding door of aged barnwood can be just the fix.
Knotty, knobby, knicked-up beams instantly age a room—in the best way possible. Dark wood tones help ground rooms painted all white.
Everybody wants a “farmhouse” table these days, and for good reason. The whole family can gather around, and still have room for all the extra sides. Barnwood completes the rustic and well-worn look.
Skip the frills and save some cash with a barnwood headboard. They’re modern but rustic, tidy but inviting. Plus, they’re so simple to put together there are countless tutorials online.
Cover the Walls…or Make an Accent Wall
Take that headboard idea one step further and simply cover the whole wall with wood for big impact with woodsy warmth.
Give any space some cabin-esque, old-world soul with ceilings covered in old barnwood.
Kitchen Island Counter
Here, wheels, legs, shelves, and some barnwood for the top turns this old trunk into a useful and moveable kitchen island.
Cabinets made of wormy chestnut barn siding tie together a rustic, texture-filled kitchen in Virginia.