Have you heard of the word “upcycling” with regards to interior design? This word,which started to gain popularity in the mid-90s, means repurposing or reusing materials found in and around your home. It’s an environmentally aware design process that helps you reduce your carbon footprint. An example of upcycling (one that I really love) is mirrors framed with reclaimed wood. This type of wood often comes from old deconstructed buildings; once retrieved, it’s repurposed into home furniture and accessories. An advantage of reclaimed wood is that its age and imperfections give it lots of character.
A mirror framed with reclaimed wood is an unexpected decorative piece with real rustic charm.
It’s a statement piece that can also be the focal point in your room, like this floor model.
Maybe you don’t want to have such a huge statement piece in your room. If so, then make it smaller and mount it on the wall. It still will draw your eyes over to it!
The two mirrors in this bathroom are just beautiful! I love the frame with its wood planks. It’s quite an industrial looking bathroom, isn’t it?
Are you looking for a mirror to go above your fireplace mantle? Here’s a innovative way of using driftwood create a sunburst mirror above the fireplace. Now this is definitely eye-catching.
Here’s an idea: let your inner designer come out and create your own statement piece! Here, the designer has embellished a reclaimed wood frame by applying a rustic finish and adding metal corners. It’s a truly unique and original piece.
The frame can be composed of different colors and sizes of reclaimed wood.
By painting your reclaimed wood frame, you can give it an entirely different look and make it easier to blend it in with your existing home decor.