Decorating With Junk Gives You Some Of The Best Style!

Don’t spend hundreds of dollars on decorating your home when you may have a treasure trove of possibilities sitting in your garage, barn, shed or neighbors house!  You would be surprised what some people will put out at the curb to throw away.  One person’s trash is another person’s treasure! In fact, I’ll show you how decorating with junk can give some of the best style options.

With all of the other expenses in life, free home decor is always nice. Just see all of the ways to decorate without spending money. Whether you are decorating your home interior or the outside yard, there are plenty of ways to use junk to keep the cost down. Check out these ideas for decorating a home exterior on a budget. Just because the items don’t cost an arm and a leg doesn’t mean they lack style. Here is a little inspiration for you.

Ideas For Decorating With Junk

Use An Old Crate

You won’t believe where I got the old crate to make this funky little book shelf.

It came right out of the middle of the woods!

Not by itself. My husband was taking a walk one day, near our cabin, and came across it.  Knowing that I love junky finds like that, he brought it home for me.  I just love those kind of gifts the best of all!  A little weird I know.

It didn’t have much of a back on it and by the time I got done giving it a good cleaning, it didn’t have any back left on it at all.  The rest was pretty sturdy though – just a little warped out at the sides.

For a super easy project, I just covered the back with burlap.

burlap stapled to old crate back

I used one of my favorite tools, my heavy duty stapler, to secure the burlap.  Then, I just inserted a cube display that I already had, which fit perfectly.

old crate bookcase

An Old Tool Box As A Centerpiece

old toolbox

SOURCE: 3 Sunkissed Boys Blog

How about something like this little treasure? I know that I have seen a tool box like this somewhere in our garage. So obviously, it’s not going to stay in our garage any more! I love the way this is displayed as a candle holder centerpiece. It’s such a fun rustic industrial look. There are other uses for old tool boxes as well. For more inspiration, check out these vintage tool box ideas.

A Junk Style Planter

junk decor

SOURCE: Little Farm Big World

Old metal containers make perfect planters. The contrast between the old rusty metal and the fresh pretty flowers is so rustic chic. Finding containers with the most distressed patina is the key.

Old Shutter Backsplash

shutter backsplash

SOURCE: Junkin Escapades

I would not have thought about putting an old shutter behind the sinks in the bathroom but this idea adds tons of rustic character. And, the rusted vintage enamel pitcher is a perfect accessory to complement the decor.

Decorating With Junk On A Mantel

junk style mantel

SOURCE: Funky Junk Interiors

And, I just love this whole collection of junk displayed on a fireplace mantel.  The key to the success of this display is all in the grouping. Everything complements each other to a tee. Everything is old and rustic but with varying textures of wood and metal.

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Creating rustic styling on a budget by giving new life to old things and using the beauty that is already found in nature. Read more about me.
  1. I love it. I am a big fan of “junk” art. Great job Renee

    1. Thanks Karen! Half of the fun is in the collecting!

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