6 Creative Ideas to Reuse and Recycle Giving New Life to Vintage Furniture and Accessories

ideas to reuse and recycle vintage lids for modern wall decoration
Modern wall decorations recycling antique lids


Creative recycling ideas help declutter homes and transform old items into new and stylish home furnishings. Lushome shares a few simple and modern ideas to reuse and recycle old room furniture, antique lids, fabrics and photographs and use these salvaged treasures for unique and beautiful interior decorating that look charming and original.

Antique wooden chairs decorated with handmade chair slipcovers create beautiful home decorations for a  seating area in the kitchen. Simple design ideas and pleasant, light and neutral colors create elegant room furniture pieces. Colorful fabrics with flower designs add romantic feel to salvaged wood chairs and help create beautiful kitchen or dining room decorating in unique vintage style.

Wold wood chairs can be still strong and functional. Antique wood chairs make impressive and exclusive home decorations. It you want to use wood chairs more for display than function, then you can reuse and recycle even broken and damaged chairs, bringing vintage style into your home decorating.

15 creative and modern ideas to reuse and recycle for interior decorating

Recycling salvaged wood chairs

Antique chairs

Handmade linen slipcovers in light color give a nice touch to the chairs. The ideas can be used for decorating a chair in your entryway or laundry room.

Slipcovers dress up antique wood chairs and effectively help reuse and recycle the old furniture pieces for exciting, creative and eclectic interior decorating.

Decorating salvaged wood chairs with handmade slipcovers

Ideas to reuse and recycle vintage fabrics

Vintage doilies, lace and fabrics are great materials for interior decorating. Delicate and beautiful vintage doilies, pieces of lace and fabrics inherited from your grandmother can be used for original and interesting wall decorations. Creative wall decoration ideas that reuse and recycle vintage doilies, lace and fabrics add vintage style to modern interior decorating and create one-of-a-kind, charming and very personal living spaces.

Vintage decor accessories and fabrics
Modern wall decorations recycling vintage fabrics

Vintage doilies, pieces of lace or fabrics can be framed. Simple frames are modern ideas to reuse and recycle any items you have in the house for surprising, charming and stylish wall decorations in vintage style. Framing the doilies or any small items allow to appreciate their beauty and add sentimental value to interior decorating.

Picture frames and display case shelves for creative wall decoration

Reclaimed wood and recycling ideas for modern house design and interior decorating

Recycling salvaged wood tables

An old, well-worn drafting table that features a solid construction can be turned into a spectacular vintage furniture piece that bring its rich character into modern interior decorating and make a striking centerpiece. This table is one of great ideas to reuse and recycle what you have. Any rusty, worn and old throwaway can be transformed into a unique vintage piece for interior decorating.

Antique wooden table
Salvaged wood table, repaired and painted

Wall decorations that reuse and recycle lids

An antique lid collection makes a wonderful display on a wall. Mounting the ceramic lids on the wall with plate hooks puts a creative spin on a classic wall decoration idea. Antique lids and decorative plates make fabulous wall decorations in vintage style and offer great opportunities to reuse and recycle items while getting rid of clutter.

Ceramic lids in vintage style
Modern wall decorations recycling antique lids

Creative ways to reuse and recycle old sofas

Reupholstered in a fresh and modern ikat-style fabric, the classic sofa is elevated to contemporary chic and adds an amazing centerpiece for interior decorating. Upholstered fabrics with geometric patterns or stripes are modern trends in decorating that add strong character to refreshed room furniture pieces and create interesting and stylish rooms.

Old sofa
Modern interior decorating with spectacular wall art and reupholstered sofa that features stripes ikat style pattern

Recycling unique vintage photographs for modern wall decorations

Old photographs create beautiful and unique vintage decor accessories. Antique photographs can be naturally transferred into spectacular, precious, meaningful and modern wall decorations by custom frames and display cases.

Antique photographs
Modern wall decorations, framed vintage photographs

Beautiful and unique, these vintage decor accessories bring precious artifacts into rooms and show off the elegant beauty of patina that creates a sense of importance. Blending modern ideas with history and traditions, the framed vintage photographs add unique charm and meaning to modern wall decoration in vintage style.

  by Ena Russ   

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