You don’t have to compromise on style when choosing recycled decor for your home. If you take a look around at a few small towns or those known to exude a creative vibe you are sure to find some stylish pieces for your home. You will be surprised at the fashionable, funky, vintage pieces you may find in these sorts of towns. Though, if you’re feeling a little more creative, you could always create a personal accessory for yourself; a cushion or an ornament are always easy and will look great around the house.
One eco-friendly, recycled invention I have found is this shelf made of what I assume to be wood camouflaged with a random collection of old magazine covers and pages. This is the shelf in the photo to the left, made by an American designer from Seattle, Sean Miller. He has created this unique shelf all on his own by combining the pieces of magazines, coating them with a water and starch mixture then placing them under pressure to harden. I’m certain this would make a statement to his home though if this is a little much for you, redecorate more simply…
If you are in need of a side table, instead of going to the typical home wear store, why not take an old, empty pot plant from the patio inside the house? All you need to do is give it a good clean and find a suitable piece of glass to place on top. You can also fill the pot up with decorative rocks and pebbles or seasonal ornaments, whatever you wish! This looks exceptionally great with terracotta pots, though it’s always best to pick a pot that will match the rest of your home, otherwise it could just look out of place and odd.
Another idea is to change the look of the cushions around your home. If you are anything like me, you will most likely have cushions on your kitchen chairs, in the lounge room and a whole range of them sitting messily on your bed cover. They are personal and add so much style to a basic piece of furniture, why not attempt at making a few of your own? You can pick up some statement materials from almost everywhere or use a pre-loved piece of material you have at home from an old curtain or bed sheet. All you need to do is fold over the extra length of the case then sew or pin it down with a pretty costume piece of jewellery or quirky button.