One of the most popular home design trends is the upcycling of old materials. This can be done with doors, tables, and other standard home accessories.
But old windows provide many unique ways to create new accessories that can update the look and feel of your home easily and with minimal expense.
Understanding how to upcycle old windows will provide you with many ideas on creating new home décor pieces, artwork, and bedroom features. They’ll be one-of-a-kind pieces that interest all of your guests and create a more beautiful look for your home.
From Windows to Tables
One of the easiest ways to upcycle your old windows is to turn them into tabletops. These can be used to build a brand new dining, breakfast, or coffee table. The window glass provides a transparent piece that can be used in many creative ways.
You can apply photographs underneath the glass to create a more unique and memorable tabletop, or you can simply place other decorative items such as plants and books underneath the table to add visual appeal.
Old windows are also ideal for creating beautiful green spaces such as terrariums. By combining multiple windows, you can easily build a display case that showcases flowers and plants inside your home.
The use of natural plants inside the home provides a more calming atmosphere that brings the outdoors into your immediate surroundings.
Display Your Art
Old windows make great art. They can be fashioned with decorative materials such as fabric or wallpaper to create beautiful art pieces that can be placed anywhere in your home.
Framed windows are especially suited to these types of projects, as each frame can be fashioned differently or be used to display a photograph or piece of artwork! You can even paint the window frame any colour you like to personalize the look even more.
Multiple windows can be combined to create a large frame set. These work well in large spaces with open walls. Photo galleries fashioned out of old windows are becoming increasingly popular in today’s home designs.
In the Bedroom
The bedroom is a great place to use upcycled old windows. One of the most common ways to do this is to create a headboard out of your old windows that can accentuate the look of the entire space.
Small windows can be combined to create a headboard that matches the size of your bed. Consider the previous upcycle ideas to come up with ways to make your headboard even more unique!
Old windows don’t need to be thrown out. They can easily be upcycled into new and creative accessories for your home. Consider these examples when deciding what to do with your old windows, and share your results with the Heritage Home Design team so we can inspire others with your creativity!