Trend Spotting: Barn Wood

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design Tips

15551355_SBarn wood is a big trend in so many aspects of design. We’ve been seeing barn wood on blogs used as flooring, furniture and even paneling on walls. Typically recycled from old barns the popularity of barn wood is on the rise so there are new products that capture the look and feel of the reclaimed wood.

Reclaimed wood overall is a big design trend. The appeal of upcycling and recycling old wood appeals to those who embrace the green furniture and products movement. Reclaimed wood tables, headboards, bookshelves and benches can be found in designs from contemporary to farmhouse and many styles in between.  Amongst the most popular of the reclaimed woods is barn wood.  The weathered and aged wood has distinctive character that embraces the knots and flaws in the wood.

For cabinetry and furniture, barn wood is sometimes used in a more raw form with old paint and rough surface left intact. Barn wood can be found being used in built-in and freestanding furniture. The versatility of barn wood is one of the reasons it is so popular.

Look for the term reclaimed or barn wood in product descriptions.  This solid wood has proven it can withstand the tests of time and weather should it should be able to hold up to everyday life in the home.

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