Recycled furniture is a great way to enhance the look of your home and help the environment at the same time. You may not have heard of this type of decoration before, but you’d be surprised how many people are taking advantage of this simple and affordable method for making their homes more comfortable and stylish. You might be thinking that anything that is being reused is automatically junk, but you’d be wrong. After all, many of the products in your home already such as any paper products, metals, and just simply the material holding it up probably have some amount of reused material that was just going to waste beforehand.
So what are your options with this whole new world of furnishings? Stated plainly – the variety of choices is limitless. There are chairs made out of CDs, bike wheels, and old oil drums. One of the biggest realms today, even popularized on the Discovery Channel, is using old airplane parts to make really hip and vintage looking furnishings or office décor. Plane wings are turned into tables, fuselages are made into desks, and almost anything you can want. This may not be the exact idea you have in mind for your own home, but it’s just something to keep in mind for the variety of choices and the expansiveness of materials involved in choosing accessories for your home that come from reused materials.
Metal and bolts might not be your thing, and it is, after all, a tad expensive. However, there are many cheap options for using material that would otherwise have gone straight into a landfill. Plastic is probably one of the biggest ones. Reusing plastic cuts down on oil imports and reduces its impact on the environment. One of the best features of plastic is that it can be melted down and completely remade, instead of having to snap together a bunch of disorder pieces. So you can find old material that ends up looking like new furniture for a reduced price and with the piece of mind of helping the environment.
Wood is another option for your home and also a fantastic way to help reduce deforestation. Most old home pieces are simply thrown away, but a few entrepreneurial types and artistic folks have taken apart broken or unwanted chairs and benches and put them back together to make a new and comfortable piece for your home. These won’t look like a hodge-podge job either. Most designs are stylish and modern and with wood, you get an old-fashioned look as well.
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