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5 Ways To Use Architectural Salvage in Your Home Decor

There is something beautiful and even magical about classic periods of architecture. The traditional materials, artistic shapes and unique craftsmanship of a bygone era adds wonder and spectacle to even modern spaces today. Tique is a specialist in the architectural salvage from the Cape Dutch and Victorian eras – doors, windows and shutters in particular. 

Today we’re sharing a few innovative ways to incorporate architectural salvage into your contemporary space.

Convert old doors into furniture

Old wooden doors and architectural salvage can be given new life in a modern home. Use a vintage door as a tabletop and create a charming item that will catch the eye. This will furthermore add a vintage character to your space. A door can be sanded and painted (in almost any colour) and used as a tabletop for a stylish coffee table or craft table. Using distressed paint techniques can further elevate the charm of old-world pieces like vintage doors.

Use salvaged materials as art

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. If you want to add texture and old world character to your walls, use architectural salvage as art to adorn any room. Old shutters or wood or metallic architectural pieces can be used as stand-alone masterpieces in a living room or as a stylish and unique feature display in your bedroom. Items like old wheels, gates, spindles and more can be rebirthed into beautiful art for your walls. Furthermore, old windows can be filled with photographs and used as a screen divider or art feature in your home.

Create a striking headboard

Old wooden architectural pieces can be styled as a striking headboard in your master suite. Furthermore, shutters can be joined together, or doors can be mounted behind the bed for a truly textured delight in the bedroom.

Build it into your home

Want to bring charm to a new build? Why not incorporate salvaged pieces into the bones of your new home. This is a great way to add character and appeal – and give your home soul and a classic touch. Old vintage doors can thus be reused instead of new doors. This is a fun way to add farmhouse charm to a house.

Add a shelf

Use old salvaged wood to create shelving in your home. The aged look of used wood subsequently brings a wonderful richness and depth to your space.

Looking for the perfect architectural piece to salvage for your home? Visit Tique for more.

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