Decorating with recycled materials is not only a creative way of furnishing your home, but it is also a great way to be green and eco-friendly. By reusing materials, you are contributing to the health of the environment by eliminating waste. Here are some unique ideas on how to transform no longer needed items into innovative décor pieces.
– Do you ever notice how your pets want to tag along when you’re packing to leave town? Disguise an old suitcase as a pet bed with some fabric, chair legs and cushion. A neat aspect about this piece is that you probably already own each material component. Find an old chair or coffee table and saw off the legs. For the cushion, an old pillow and case will suffice, but if you’re feeling fancy, feel free to purchase a foam pad and cut it to the appropriate size.
– Isn’t it frustrating when your silverware gets old and bent up? Instead of throwing them away, turn them into one-of-a-kind pieces for your home. From coat/key hooks to mini trinkets, there is so much freedom for creativity when converting silverware into unique home items.
For more tips and ideas on decorating with recycled materials, reference Matthew Mead’s “Ultimate Recycled Style Guide”.