4 ways to use upcycling in your home

4 ways to use upcycling in your home

Upcycling has been a household trend for a while now. And for good reason. It’s not only great for the environment, it also creates a beautiful aesthetic in your home. There’s nothing quite like it. Upcycled furniture and artwork can give your house that rustic feel you’ve been dreaming of. 

Making the most of upcycling isn’t difficult. There are many simple ways you can do this in your home. All it entails is the materials you already have and some DIY work. Here are four ways you can incorporate upcycling into your home. 

Coffee tables

Do you have an old door lying in your garage from years ago? Or an old wooden chair you’ve been meaning to get rid of? You can turn these into a coffee table with a little bit of effort, some sandpaper, varnish and paint. But, before you start, there are two things you need to do. Firstly, decide on a look that will suit your home. There’s no point in creating a beautiful piece of furniture that clashes with your living room. Secondly, check the size of the space you have to fill.  

Shelving

If you have spare wood lying around, you can easily make floating shelves. All you need to do is make sure they’re in the shape you want and then hang them from the roof. Hanging a few at different levels will look great. They’re versatile and you can use them to hold up ornaments, books, clothing or even spices. 

Artwork

Instead of going out and buying picture frames, you can make your own. Any pieces of wood or interesting materials you have lying around can be upcycled into beautiful picture frames. And, if you’re particularly good with your hands and are naturally artistic, you can also create your own sculptures. Always remember that art is subjective. So, if you enjoy it, it should be in your home. 

Planters

Are you an avid gardener? Is your house filled with pot plants and your garden filled with herbs and vegetables? If so, why not upcycle old crates into planters? Wooden crates work best as they already look great but you can always use plastic and add a bit of imagination. Your plants, veggies and herbs will thrive and the planters will ensure they’re kept in place and grow the way you want them to. 

Upcycling can make all the difference to your home. It may take some time and energy but it will definitely be worth it in the end. And to add that extra-special feel to your home, why not add a delightful scent with Airoma?