5 Affordable Interior-Design Ideas that Incorporate Salvaged Materials

| 10/13/2015 10:03:00 AM

Using new design ideas in your home will help you create an aesthetic that is all your own, but you don’t have to go out and dump your bank account into new items. You can make some great updates to your home using recycled or salvaged pieces for very cheap. This article explores five design ideas anyone can do for a dime by incorporating recycled materials that will make your home look amazing.

1. Change your front door. Your front door is a the calling card for your home. Elizabeth Arden centered her cosmetics empire on the red door, and an iconic door design will change the way people perceive your home and family.

Glass front doors add more than color to the front of your home, and you can choose glass that is beautifully crafted. Stained glass doors will use several colors, or a plate glass door will reflect light in a rainbow of colors. There are modern frosted doors that obscure what is behind the door, and you can cover the door with a storm door for your own protection.

If you can’t afford a brand new door, you can find great doors from a salvage yard for cheap. All it needs is a coat of bright paint to restore it to its original, beautiful self.

2. Install rustic hardware. Chunky barndoor hardware makes each door in your home look as if it came from a country estate (especially if you live on a country estate), and similar fixtures on your cabinets make your kitchen look like it came from a small cottage. You can use rustic hardware on every door in the house, and rustic hardware on your windows helps bring the design aesthetic together.

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