Rustic Decorating Ideas Using Salvaged Wood

If you like a rustic decorating style, there are several ways to accomplish the look.  One of these ways is to incorporate reclaimed or salvaged wood into your decor.  All of these decorating ideas using salvaged wood will give your space some rustic appeal.

Salvaged wood can be anything from pallets to barn wood or other reclaimed lumber.  I found several creative ideas that fit this type of wood seamlessly into the room design for a chic looking rustic decor style.

Decorating With Salvaged Wood

 Salvaged Wood Wall

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Salvaged wood wall via Eclectically Vintage

I have always wanted to do a wall with scrap salvaged wood like this.  I just love all of the variation!

Salvaged Barn Wood Wall

salvaged barn wood

The salvaged wood that I did get a hold of was this rustic barn wood. We used it on one of the walls in our game room.

 Salvaged Wood Headboard

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Salvaged wood headboard by For The Love Of A House

This headboard was made from one hundred and fifty year old reclaimed wood and two antique posts.  The result is a headboard that is full of character and perfect for a rustic decor style.

 Salvaged Wood Entry Built Ins

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Salvaged wood entry built ins by Chic Design Investments

The use of salvaged pallets on the interior of these entry built ins adds a ton of rustic interest to the rest of the sleek and chic design.

 Salvaged Wood Shelf

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Salvaged wood shelf by Cleverly Inspired

This shelf was made from old trim bought from an architectural salvage store.  If you have never been to one of these types of stores,  you will want to check one out.  Most are full of old windows, shutters, trim, doors, wood, and posts, not to mention all of the cool hardware.

 Salvaged Wood Bedroom Headboard Wall

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Salvaged wood wall by Apartment Therapy

Talk about making a small bedroom have big impact!  This little cubby looks super inviting with it’s rustic warmth.

 Salvaged Wood Sign

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Salvaged wood sign by Papercraft Memories

Pallet wood is perfect for making signs with and I just love this one!

For more rustic decorating ideas using salvaged wood, check out my Pinterest board at Rustic Decorating – Salvaged Wood.

You may also want to see my ideas for Decorating With Driftwood.

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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. Iam so happy i found this site . Its just awesome. Your tuts and ideas are amazing. thank you !!

  2. Oh I love the savage wood built ins, I could sure use one of those. But of course I would need a bigger entry way to go with it (-; Love the way the wood is used on the walls. Looks really nice.

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