Inspire Yourself: Tips to use wooden boxes to decorate

August 29, 2013 – 02:39

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Wooden crates are typically found at fairs, fruit shops and wineries, storing wine bottles. However, besides being very useful in transporting fruits and beverages, these items can also be a great option for decorating your home - after all, sometimes great design ideas come from simple origins.

In the case of the boxes, they can be reused to serve great decorative purposes in each room of your home. With a touch of creativity and small investment, you can create beautiful objects and still leave the decor of your most charming corner and practice. Check out:

Bedroom and living room

With brackets to put them in the common wall and paints, it is possible to transform the crates in excellent storage solutions.

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A good idea for decorating the room or the room is taking crates and turning them on shelves. And if you do not want to mess with nails and brackets, you can still put the boxes on top of each other on the floor, forming a shelf.

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Depending on how you still have the wooden boxes, gives even to create a shelf around the television, giving a rustic charm to the environment - besides being a very economical option.

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Already in the rooms, it is possible to transform the crates on bedside tables and there are different options for this: just put a box vertically and use the top to place a lamp, for example, and part open to store books. You can even put several boxes, one on top of another, and form a bedside different and stylish!

Kitchen and bathroom

In the kitchen, the idea of ​​using crates as shelving is also very valid. Likewise, you can put a wooden box on top of the other and store them in dishes, glasses, pots and whatever else you need.

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Another fairly creative and practical to use bins in the kitchen is to put brackets to hang mugs within them. Thus, they are stored in a secure manner (without any risk of falls) and also leaving the decor with a more charming.

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In the bathrooms, wooden boxes can be used to store towels, paper rolls, among other things - a decorative way different that will still allow quick access to needed items to the use of the environment.

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Also, put casters on crates is a good option to create pieces wildcards, which can be used in any corner of the house: the kitchen (keeping bottles, spices etc..), The room (storing magazines, for example), bathroom ( putting creams, necessaries, towels), and fourth (saving children's toys, shoes, etc.).

As you can see, wooden crates provide different uses and great decorative results. Inspired!

Sources: eHow and Casa Sugar


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