With a little varnish, sandpaper, sticker paper or even paint, abandoned crates can become something completely different and this could be just what you need to make your home even more beautiful and intimate
Boxes, crates and suitcases… use and reuse!
Without realizing the reason, my steps led me to the attic of the house, forgotten among smells and memories of a past. My gaze stopped on some suitcases, placed in a corner, and old boxes and crates that someone had left, as if they knew that one day they could be reusable.
Today, we are going to reuse some materials in decorating interior and exterior spaces, in an elegant, creative, and economical way.
Boxes and crates are starting to have another kind of purpose besides the usual storage. These pieces are very interesting and versatile, in that they adapt to all kinds of environments, which is due, among other reasons, to their different shapes, colors, textures, and materials. With a coat of varnish, sandpaper, sticker paper, or even paint, abandoned crates can be turned into something completely different, and this may be just what you need to make your home even more beautiful and intimate. Their rhythm marked by fulls and empties easily develop and fit into unique and dynamic games. Need to find a way to tidy and organize that cluttered space? Take wooden or plastic crates and turn them into chests, bookshelves, drawers, shoe racks… you name it… in a huge scenario where imagination is the limit!
If you want to take advantage of these elements to decorate your rooms, why not think about using them as a coffee table, wall frames, bed headboards, or flower boxes?
Boxes and suitcases are another world, where your imagination can fly! Suitcases bring a vintage feel and retro airs to your home. Not to mention the emotional charge that accompanies the already widely used object, it can bring back travel memories and leave a nostalgic feeling. With different colors, shapes, materials, and sizes, they can be used in the most varied forms: stacked, lined up, placed randomly, or even on a piece of furniture. If you are bolder and have many boxes and suitcases, why not compose a wall with just these elements? Even so, they will always be a good answer to fill a corner, serve as a support for a sofa, make a bedside table, a sideboard, a desk, a footstool… an endless world of ideas.
A good idea is to stack suitcases of different sizes and place them in strategic corners of the room, thus bringing more personality to the environment. You can also play with them, lining them, opening them, and transforming them into original bars, pantry units, key holders, closets, bathroom furniture, in which in the end, your interior organization will be a great help to tidy up, in an original and personal way. If you love animals as much as I do, you can still convert an old suitcase into a fancy bed for your pet.
Traveling in the world of memories, buying pieces in old markets or rescuing what you have lost in a corner of your house, dare, create and be irreverent!