5 Ways You Can Use Pallets For Home Decorations

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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A home is one of the most significant investments that you will make in your life. The value of your home increases when it is maintained regularly, thus, it is crucial to spend on the regular upkeep of the exterior of the house. However, it is also essential to revitalize the interiors once in a while. 

One of the cost-effective ways to refresh or enhance the style of your home is to invest in home décor. The furnishings inside the house help create a unique environment for the family. Home decorations not only bring style and character, but also add comfort and convenience.

Wooden Pallets For Home Decorations

No doubt, revamping your home with new decorations helps bring new life to the interiors. But, why wooden pallets?

The wood used for pallets come from different types of tree logs harvested for furniture, paper, and veneer production. Trees are not cut down to produce pallets; they are by-products of wood utilized by other industries. An important thing to consider when using pallets for home décor is the quality or condition of the wood.

  • For used pallets, find out how they were used before, if possible. You should only use pallets used to haul non-toxic items.
  • Avoid pallets that have been dyed or painted.
  • Check for spots on the wood, as well as stains and discoloration.
  • The wood should not have any weird smell, even if previously treated with chemicals.

Pallets, whether new or used, are becoming increasingly popular as a material for DIYers. However, if you are not too confident around tools, it is best to commission a trades-person to do the work for you. 

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Home Decorations Out Of Pallets

If you are seeking new ways to decorate your home, a pallet can be utilized to create unique and one-of-a-kind items. Here are the different ways pallets can be used for home decorations:

  • Shelves and storage (for living area / bedroom)

It is always handy to have some shelves around the house, whether it is for displaying your books or hanging coats in the foyer. Even a newbie DIYer will be able to create a simple shelf by stacking pallets on top of the other, depending on how high you want. Once done, you can paint it with any color you like, or retain its natural wood appeal by applying clear varnish.

A simple storage box can also be built using a dismantled pallet. This can be mounted on the wall or placed on the floor to organize magazines or store toys.

  • Wood pallet tray (anywhere in the home)

A pallet tray can be placed on any table to help organize small items, like keys, spare change, and other random things. It can also serve as a charging station for cell phones. 

A DIY breakfast tray can be made with a few slabs of wood. You may create one for every family member. You can also customize the tray using their favorite color.

  • Cupboard and wine rack (for kitchen / dining area)

The process of making a pallet cupboard is similar to making a shelf, but this one can have a door or cover. If you are not confident in doing this on your own, it will not be too expensive to hire a trustworthy carpenter to do it for you.

A pallet wine rack is both stylish and functional. The wood must be cut to the desired size, and the bottom area must be adequately nailed to make sure your liquor bottles and glasses do not fall off.

  • Hamper (laundry area)

While a hamper may not fit the description of home décor, there is nothing wrong with utilizing sturdy wood to hold your dirty linen. A pallet hamper is built by putting together slabs to create a box. The cover can be attached to the hamper box with a hinge.

  • Wood pallet sign (anywhere in the home)

Put three or four slabs of wood together, and you have a wooden sign that can be mounted anywhere inside the house. You can paint on it to create rustic wall art or write your favorite motto or inspirational message to brighten up your day.


There are several benefits in utilizing pallets to create one-of-a-kind decors for your home. First, pallets are available almost everywhere. With careful choosing, you can obtain high-quality pallets for indoor use. Second, pallets are very versatile and are reasonably-priced (or you can get them for free). The third and most important benefit of using pallets for home decorations is that they are eco-friendly. Used pallets are up-cycled using materials from renewable sources. With a dash of creativity, you can reuse pallets to decorate your home without breaking the bank or hurting the environment.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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