Reclaimed wood is one of the hottest interior designs trends this year and there are many ways that it can be used to stage a home and make that home look modern and updated even if it’s an older home. Reclaimed wood is easy to find and not expensive so the cost to use it for staging should be minimal. It can be a very inexpensive way to make a home look fantastic. With some paint and creative use of reclaimed wood any house can look more luxurious and totally on trend for this year. Buyers will notice these creative home elements using reclaimed wood:

Accent Wall Cladding

home stagingThe days of the single color painted accent wall are over. These days the hottest design blogs are featuring accent walls with natural color and texture. Accent walls covered with natural stone and wood, especially reclaimed wood with natural imperfections, are very on trend. And nailing a few strips of reclaimed wood over a wall in the living room or great room is an easy way to add visual interest and give the room a modern update.


Wood paneling is coming back into fashion again, but the old 70s style dark wood pressboard paneling is definitely still considered outdated and not fashionable. These days wood paneling done with reclaimed wood is all the rage. Adding paneling made from reclaimed wood is a great way to set off a space that can be used as a man cave, den, or studio in a home that you’re trying to sell.

Doors and Countertops

Granite may still be the builder’s choice for countertops but one of the newest kitchen design trends is butcher block and wood countertops made from reclaimed wood. The wood can be shaped to fit securely over granite countertops to keep them intact but still interest potential buyers with trendy reclaimed wood countertops. Kitchen and laundry room doors and even bedroom doors made from reclaimed wood are also popular, along with reclaimed wood barn door sliding doors to save space in small homes.


Adding a deck made from reclaimed wood is a fantastic way for sellers to give their home a modern update while also improving the function of the home and giving buyers more value for their money. Decks are not that expensive to add on and they increase the value of a home substantially. Since reclaimed wood is usually inexpensive the cost of adding a reclaimed wood deck to a home is minimal.

Mantels and Fireplaces

Another smart way to update a home with trendy reclaimed wood is to replace the existing fireplace mantel with one made of reclaimed wood. Homeowners also might want to create a reclaimed wood accent on the fireplace or above the fireplace in order to make the fireplace really stand out in the room. 

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Listing information last updated on March 23rd, 2023 at 2:16am CDT.