Wood is a unique, elegant, versatile, decorative, and natural material. Not only does it bring the sublimity of nature wherever you put it, but it is also extremely versatile. Why? For many reasons: it adapts to any budget, there is a variety of wood and, if that were not enough, it can be recycled. What more could you ask for?
The great thing about using wood for decoration is, with recycled wood, in most cases, you don’t have to spend anything at all, and at most, you only need a few dollars. The recycled wood maintains all its splendor as if it were newly cut. Recycled wood will also bring out the vintage style in your furniture or your general home decor.
Wood aged over time is also a unique piece to decorate your home. Meanwhile, newly cut or processed wood may be expensive or require great effort (purchasing cost, cutting, sanding, and varnishing), but they are quite elegant.
Seeing all these benefits of using wood for indoor decoration, we want to show you 25 great ideas on how to use wood to decorate the home.
25 Cool Wood-Themed Home Decoration Ideas
Do you dream of the unusual (considering the modern times) rustic decor? Are you wondering how to create interesting classic or antique interiors? These wood-themed interior decors will surprise everyone who visits you.
1. Bead necklace made from wood
You can dress up your old outfits with these stunningly looking and whimsically looking bead necklaces that are made from wood. All you need is wooden beads, leather, and paint in different colors you like. Craft and Creativity provided more details on how this is created.
2. Triangle plant holder made of wood
You can have a hole on a crafted wooden triangle and mount it to the wall. Then insert a terra cotta plant pot into the whole to create a beautiful wall-mounted plant holder. You may choose to use raw wood for a natural and organic feel. However, MDF or any finished wooden board would be as great.
3. Wooden baby gym
Do you have a baby who you want to keep busy a few times? You could offer your baby a little play gym right in your house. Make a wooden gym with wooden toys hanging from above. This would be suitable for babies who are yet to start crawling. On his mat or rug, he would always want to reach out to the toys, stimulating his growth. Merry Thought tells us more about how to design the gym.
4. Beauty dock made of wood
Save yourself the expense of a new dressing mirror furniture by simply getting a round or square mirror and a block of wood. Have it sliced halfway laterally and install it on the wall. You can even make holes for holding a few makeup kits. Head over to The Merry Thought to see how it’s done.
5. Wooden calendar stamped by hand
You can make a calendar from wood and stamp it by hand. You need plywood, ink, the calendar design of the current year, a rubber stamp, and a few other materials. Damask Love teaches how to stamp the calendar.
6. Hexagon Shelf
Another DIY alternative to the triangular potted plant holder suggested earlier is the popsicle stick shelf in a hexagon shape. As explained by the Make and Do Crew, you need many popsicle sticks for creating this contemporary shelf which is shaped into a hexagon.
7. Blanket ladder
Your cozy blankets deserve their special places in the room; a place for them to stretch and air out a bit. This blanket ladder is stylish and classic. It takes the shape of a ladder. But as She Knows shows us, it’s wider and shorter… but, the best of all, it’s beautiful!
8. Rail for hanging clothes
Everyone needs this even if you have a wardrobe dedicated to your clothes. Sometimes you need the clothes to dry out, stretch out, or for whatever reason, this can also be an extra clothing space. This idea from Burkatron is achievable with a leather strip and a dowel rod made of wood.
9. Scrabble word plaques with family names
We’ve all sat down to games of scrabbles before but those letters when recreated into large wooden plaques can be a decorative idea. Arrange the wooden tiles with the names you like to have an affix them to the wall. Asides from names 100things2do say you can make a puzzle from different words like love, peace, family, home, and more.
10. Hanging shelf made from rope and board
Also suggested by Burkatron, this is a simple but classic craft and home decor idea that doesn’t take a lot of effort or materials. You only need a wooden board or a block of wood and then a strong rope cut into two and tied to a pair of hooks from up. You can use this to hold your potted plants, some books, and even a framed picture.
11. Crayon organizer
Crayons, markers, and pencils in the hands of kids don’t ever have a long life. They’re either misplaced, broken, or damaged due to poor organization. That should end now with this organizer from thatsmyletter. All you need is a block of wood and a way to drill crayon-diameter holes on the wood where the art and craft items can be housed. They look very functional and decorative too.
12. Planters in wooden hexagon
This time around, we are not making a stand for holding potted plants. The idea here from MYLOVE2CREATE is to make a planter from a hexagon-shaped wooden block.
13. Who Needs Legs DIY Hanging Table
You can make a hanging table from wood, this time around, it doesn’t have to be mounted to the wall. You can have it hanging by a hook and from a rope. You can make the DIY hanger from an old or recycled slab of wood. A metal hook is drilled into the concrete from which the rope comes. Check out the instructions for this from Merry Thought.
14. Mid-century plant stand
This mid-century plant stand is ideal for contemporary homes. Check the steps needed for the tutorial out on Hunker.
15. Wall clock made from a wooden slab of wood
This giant wall clock is ideal for rustic wall decor. It’s a statement piece made from upcycled wood. The procedure for building this jumbo wall clock is well explained at the DIY Mommy so you may need to check that out.
16. DIY stars made from wood
Great beautiful pieces of decoration for the walls, these hanging decoration pieces are truly outstanding. But you will need to know some basics of woodworking to craft these out. Check the steps and requirements out at the Rogue Engineer.
17. DIY pallet plaques
These plaques can invoke the old spirit of nostalgia. You can make these with old reclaimed wood or choose to buy new wooden pallets. They are hung from the wall with ropes and you can hand your pictures on them for fond memories. Oh My Creative shows us how to recreate the plaques.
18. Coat-rack-styled curtain hanger
From the same coat racks made with hooks, this curtain hanger is chic, rustic, and ideal for farmhouse homes. The steps to making the rustic curtain hanging pieces are detailed on Olive and Love.
19. Wooden vinegar shelf
This shelf is designed to be placed and used over a stove. It can be used to keep your spice, oil, and vinegar. This rustic and decorative wall craft suggested by the Big Moon will keep your cooking supplies accessible and make your kitchen nice looking.
20. Chevron Shelves
A shelf is a great organizer for whatever stuff you have in the house. But asides from their functional use, you can also make them decorative. This stylish shelf from CreatedHome will help you have your books organized and free from clutters.
21. Decorative wooden house number
Make your house stand out from the block and give visitors a nice welcome with a house number that is as beautiful as this. Use this opportunity to also place a pot of cactus plant or anything else. The plant will thank you for the constant exposure to sunlight.
22. Sofa Wooden Tray
Even when we have a side table beside the sofa, the arms of our chairs end up becoming a stand for our teas and all other things. Then you start ruining the fabric with liquid spills. A wooden tray placed on the arm(s) of the sofa can help you keep the sofa clean and give you a chance to decorate. Try it!
23. LED wooden wall art
No pictures, no frames, no problem! You can continue to satisfy your taste for every art wooden, by making an LED lighted pallet wall art. You can use it to dress your wall to give it some creativity and uniqueness. You need wooden pallets and LED strips to achieve this.
24. Clothes rack made from driftwood
No nails, no screws, no problem! This DIY decorative clothes rack is unique for unconventional and modern homes. Farmhouses can also be fitting for this. This would be great for a guest bedroom.
25. Floating pallet bed
To make this bed, all you need are pallets. You can even cut a 1/4 section of a pallet to make a headboard too. Then all you need is a mattress. You can incorporate this idea into your guest bedroom.
We have collected the best ideas to decorate the interior of your house with the help of reclaimed wood, newly finished wood, or natural wood. These are considered one of the most attractive materials of the moment. We hope that you like one of the proposed options. Now tell us what’s your favorite and which are you trying out.