If you are a part of the ‘green wave’, then sustainable design is something that you might already be living with. Whether it’s roofing that is clad in photovoltaic panels that bring clean energy or a rainwater harvesting system that powers your water needs, a sustainable lifestyle is as beneficial to you as it is to the planet! But sustainability and green design are not just about cutting-edge technology that saves energy and reduces the carbon footprint. Reuse and recycle are a part of the mantra that help in ultimately reducing waste and creating a better tomorrow. And it is here that reclaimed wood comes in.
Reclaimed wood is sustainable, adds character, uniqueness and warmth to modern interiors. In some homes, it brings a sense of history and nostalgia. Some might use it in the form of a lovely accent wall, while others could bring home the barn door and give it a modern upgrade. But have you thought about bringing it into your home office? If you are searching for inspiration, then we have a delightful roundup of 25 home offices that lead the way when it comes to creatively embracing the magic of reclaimed wood. Read on!
An Exquisite Accent Wall
The easiest way to add reclaimed wood to the home office is undoubtedly the accent wall. It does not disturb the existing style or color palette of the room, even when adding a dashing focal point. A feature wall crafted from reclaimed wood also allows you to add natural texture to a setting dominated by polished stone, glass and other man-made elements. It is important to remember that the color, grain and finish of reclaimed wood can vary greatly, and the existing color scheme of the room dictates your choice of wood.
In home offices draped in neutral hues, a reclaimed wood accent wall that has a dark, rough finish is a great choice, as it offers everything the room lacks. Add in a couple of floating shelves or turn to strip LED lighting to ensure that this new wooden wall becomes the showstopper of your serene home office.
Bespoke Home Office Desks
Yes, you can even craft beautiful desks from reclaimed wood that offer precisely what you need both in terms of style and ergonomics. Combining pipes with reclaimed wood to create a rustic-industrial desk is an idea that is gaining steam, and if you are short on time (or lack the DIY skills), then a local craftsman can surely get the job done in no time. Matching shelves and cabinets crafted from the same wood create a more curated and coherent home office and give the room a distinct style of its own. If all this seems like too much work, you can always buy a live-edge table crafted from reclaimed wood instead.
Shelves Crafted from Reclaimed Wood
Much like the design of the desk, it is metal pipes and reclaimed wood that come together in many of these bespoke shelf designs. Surprisingly, most of these shelves look as much at home in modern home offices as they do in industrial and rustic settings. You can take either the freestanding shelf option here and opt for a design that gives you greater flexibility while redecorating or go down the route of fixed shelves that offer more in terms of storage space and space-savvy design. Add in a cozy window bench crafted from the same wood, and you have a fabulous home office that also allows you to rest and rejuvenate.
Cost-Effective and Eco-Friendly
Reclaimed wood planks for the home office floor not only give your home an ‘air of sustainability’ that you can be proud of, but also ensure that construction and renovation costs are cut down considerably. You can use the same approach to cover sections of the home office wall with reclaimed wood to give the interior a unique and inviting ambiance. When finding a new home for reclaimed wood, the home office offers a plethora of opportunities. All you need to do is invite it indoors!