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Wooden Pallet Ideas to Increase Space in Your Home

28 Mar 2018

Space saving in the home is a key concern for many a young flat-owner or renter, especially when your floor space is limited. Wooden pallets can be re-used and have excellent vintage-industrial appeal. However, wooden pallets have the added advantage of being versatile. Wooden pallets can be upcycled into all sorts of furniture, from storage solutions to actual seating. Read on as we take a look at a number of wooden pallet ideas to save space in your home.

Alternative use of pallets

Plants and Herbs

Vertical plant growing is increasingly fashionable and takes up much less space than traditional pot plants. A pallet can be used to make a herb grower that you can either hang small pots from or you can build up soiled compartments in the rear to allow herbs and plants to grow through the slats. Functional, great-looking and a brilliant kitchen space saver.

Seating

A sofa is a surprisingly easy option for wooden pallet ideas. Not only does it look great, but it’s seriously practical too. For a corner sofa you’ll need six pallets stacked into twos with four along one wall and the other two at right angles. Nail together and paint in a colour of your choice – white looks great. Then buy foam cut to size and cover with throws or custom fit cushion covers. Use the space between the pallets to store books and other paraphernalia, making it a perfect spot for storage as well as chilling out.

Jewellery Holder

Some pallets are beyond repair, but individual panels of wood can be removed and still prove useful. Pick up some vintage door knobs from a charity shop and affix along a single plant – the perfect place to hang bracelets and necklaces.

Coffee Table

When you make a wooden pallet coffee table, you have the option to build it around the space you have and not the other way around. So if space is limited you can make a tiny coffee table, but incorporate plenty of storage space underneath by building up sections of old wooden pallets.

Bathroom Storage

If your flat is tiny, you’ll need compact bathroom storage that sits as flush to the wall as possible. You can use an old wooden pallet to make some slim bathroom shelves and even incorporate a towel rail underneath.

These are just a few of the thousands of wooden pallet ideas out there. Use sites such as Pinterest and Instagram to find more great space-saving solutions with used wooden pallets that also add rustic-industrial chic charm to your home.

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