The Charm of Reclaimed Wood Furniture
Have you ever walked into someone else’s living room for the first time only to be hit with a major case of Deja vu? Even though it’s a new place, you feel like you’ve been there before. Then you look around and realize why: they have the exact same furniture as many other people, maybe even you! There’s the coffee table you bought at a popular department store, the book shelf you assembled yourself from a discount furniture retailer, and the media cabinet you purchased from a big box store.
It can be disheartening to see that what you thought was your own personal style can actually be found in someone else’s home. That’s why, when it comes to decorating your home, it’s a good idea to add little personal touches that come from unique places to add a little charm and personality. Reclaimed furniture is a great way to add something that’s completely unique to your home.
A Second Life
Reclaimed wood furniture is furniture made from wood that previously had another use. It might come from barn walls, corral fencing, a large door or just about anything else. Using reclaimed wood to craft furniture is a great way to prevent waste—rather than being disposed of, these pieces of wood are given a second life as a beautiful piece of furniture, reducing the need for new trees to be cut down.
Every Piece Has a Story
The beautiful thing about reclaimed wood furniture is that every piece has its own unique story. No two pieces are alike, and each one has a history attached to it: maybe your reclaimed wood headboard was once an ornate parlour door—the pride of someone’s home. Or perhaps your reclaimed wood china cabinet was constructed from the wood of a barn, the center of a bustling family farm, bringing that warm and rustic charm to your own home. Whatever the source, the wood used in this furniture is imbued with the stories, traditions, and charm from another place and time, adding a depth to your home that simply can’t be found in furniture from a chain retailer.
Everybody wants a unique home, but a house full of high-end furniture and custom furnishings isn’t always attainable. Often, people default to furniture from big box stores because they can’t afford a house full of custom pieces. One of the best features of reclaimed wood furniture is that each piece stands out, so you don’t need to fill your home from top to bottom. Just one well-placed door, table, or cabinet will draw attention and add a wonderful warmth and texture to a room, so you can take your time collecting pieces that you love.
If you want to learn more about reclaimed wood furniture, contact us at Fox Den Decor. We’d love to tell you about our selection and help you find the perfect piece—a piece that will become a part of your home as your home becomes a part of its story.