We’re all eager to save as much money as we can when it comes to rethinking our interior design preferences, so what better way to get started than sorting through some of your old and forgotten household items capable of being entirely repurposed.
From this point on you’ll think twice about throwing out that old display shelf or beautifully crafted cabinet.
Here are five of the most inspirational and enthusiastic new uses for furniture we’ve seen, as advised by stylish online boutique Amabyss.
Ladder Display Shelf
The ladder display shelf is one that really catches the eye.
It’s so cunningly placed on the wall that it’ll be hardly recognisable once you place some of your favourite ornaments on each of the steps.
You can paint the ladder to suit your colour preferences, while there’s just enough space on each step for one or two objects or items.
It might not have the extensive space required for a bookshelf but it certainly looks quirky enough to hold its own without any additional decorative features.
If you’re struggling to find some artistic inspiration for your living room or hallways walls, consider using your old chalkboard to conjure up your very own masterpiece.
It can be something truly artistic or just a symbolic message to help you get through the working week.
Whatever you choose to draw up on the chalkboard, it will almost certainly be one of the most inspirational decorations your home has to offer. Combine it with a suitable frame and you’ve got a piece of creatively unique artwork you won’t find anywhere else.
If you’ve got some spare wallpaper lying around after a home renovation project, you can maintain that all-important interior continuity by printing what you’ve got left on either your dining or living room table.
Wallpaper comes in many different forms, so if you’re particularly attracted to the quirky nature of patterned wallpaper and want to promote its presence throughout the household, make this one of your quirky interior design variations.
Practical Antique Cabinets
The classic Edwardian cabinets we gladly see in many traditional properties make for excellent home office furniture.
You’ll be surprised at what these beautifully put-together cabinets can do for you and your home office.
The thin cabinet draw atop many Edwardian cabinets can be used quite efficiently as a laptop or tablet surface. You can also sue the rest of the cabinet draws to store documents and other office essentials including printers and scanners.
There’s no end to the creativity on offer with this one, so think twice before throwing your cabinet on to the scrap heap.
The Vintage Message Board
If you thought you’d exhausted all your creative skills by integrating our already-mentioned quirky ideas into your home, think again.
If you’re thinking about throwing out your old single bed, take full advantage of any with an intertwined plastic surface. This makes for a great oversized message board which you can decorate with holiday souvenirs, important notes, shelving, decorative plants and even clothing.
With limitless possibilities here, we encourage you to have this part of your single bed removed so that you can bring a whole new quirky and unique atmosphere to your home.