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Have you ever thought about what an important role furniture plays in your life? Without a kitchen table and chairs, you would have to eat on the floor. Without a desk, you'd be left precariously balancing your laptop on your lap while sitting cross-legged on the ground, and we all know that's no fun. Furniture shapes your day and it shapes your lifestyle, so it's important to put some thought into the furniture you choose for your home. From selecting the right sofa to painting a dresser, we offer all sorts of furniture advice on this website. We understand how important furniture is, and we want you to come to the same understanding.

Properly Furnished: A Blog

3 Ways It's a Good Idea to Outfit Your Home with Reclaimed Wood Decor Pieces

Ricardo Castillo

When it comes to outfitting your home, there is often a desire to purchase brand-new pieces. So, the idea of choosing reclaimed wood pieces does not exactly seem like a good idea. However, this assessment is not exactly accurate. Not only are reclaimed wood pieces new, and not used, but they offer a host of additional benefits that you may have not thought of.

Increased Durability

When you choose reclaimed wood pieces to design your home décor, you open the door to increased durability. Reclaimed wood is often harvested from mature forest trees. Mature trees have some benefits that younger trees do not. Namely, reduced exposure to pollution. Pollution directly targets the grain pattern of a tree, making it less dense, which will ultimately make it less durable. More mature trees did not sustain this level of exposure, so the trees are stronger. As a result, your décor piece will have this same level of durability, and likely last much longer than your newer pieces. 

Customization Options

If you have ever shopped for home décor pieces in a traditional store, you may have walked out feeling less than impressed. The problem with these options is that they are mass-produced, so there is not much room for personalization. When you invest in reclaimed wood home décor pieces, you have far more customization options. When you work with a designer, they can create whatever type of look you want. For instance, whether you want a custom frame to fit a unique piece or a shelving unit to fit a small wall, with reclaimed wood, you have the ability to choose what you want. 

Story Pieces

Another thing that you may have overlooked is the natural story that often comes along with reclaimed wood pieces. First, reclaimed wood has a distinct and aged look. No matter your home's design style, this look will create a sense of character that can enhance any space. Second, sometimes the designer gets information about where the wood was derived from and will pass this information on to you, to give you some history. As a result, you learn more about the unique history of the wood, and it creates an awesome story to tell guests when they admire the piece.

Reclaimed wood pieces come in a wide array of different style and design options, so you are sure to find a décor piece that meets your needs. Learn more by contacting companies that have reclaimed home decor for sale.