Interior Trends: Reclaimed Timber

Interior Trends: Reclaimed Timber

One of the most popular interior tends, across multiple sectors right now is reclaimed timber. Whether it’s used for furniture making, cladding or even entire kitchen refits re-purposed timber is an eye catching trend in 2016.

Introducing reclaimed timber to modern design can inject s a sense of heritage into a world of white and “clean lines”. From the individual DIY project to the commercial refurb this trend is huge.

So here at Barbour we wanted to explore a few of the different ways to use reclaimed timber, across sectors.

Interior Wall Cladding:

A major trend in the design community, reclaimed timber wall cladding can add a traditional element to a modern home, office space or commercial building.

Fitted Kitchens:

We’ve had solid wood worktops and wooden cabinets for as long as we’ve had kitchens, but a reclaimed wood element against a super sleek modern kitchen can really stand out.

Shop Fitouts:

For businesses the design of a shop or retail unit is important for the companies brand, introducing reclaimed wood can give the brand a sophisticated look whilst being organic and environmentally-friendly.

Doors and Windows:

Classic exterior and interior features are a hot trend in design, re-purposed timber doors and windows bring an edge of the traditional.

POS and Displays:

Using reclaimed wood on displays in stores or at events can ensure a display is relevant, on trend and up to date.


Whether in a commercial or residential space feature lighting is key in 2016, reclaimed wood is a great way to make a statement.

Repurposing wood for decking and fencing has always been a cost-effective solution but the eco-friendly benefits of recycling timber has really seen this trend to grow to new heights. Unless you source these materials yourself, though, this design feature can be more costly than expected. It takes a lot to ensure older wood is treated correctly so that it’s safe to use. Because of this could reclaimed wood ever be a feature of construction? Or is it better utilised in surface design?

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