In today’s world of trends and fads, eco-friendly everything is the latest and greatest. Which is why it shouldn’t be a surprise that cork decorations and DIY projects have been popping up all over.
One of the main reasons is that cork is reusable and recyclable, making it one of the preferred choices for material for those environmentally conscious.
But what actually can you do with cork? How well does it turn out as a decoration? Keep reading to learn about 5 ways to decorate with cork.
While this may seem silly and not at all elegant and classy, it can actually turn out quite nice. Admittedly you may not want to use this as your ceiling in your formal dining room. But, for a downstairs game, movie, or playroom it could help to reduce noise.
This could be great if you were originally looking into other ways for noise reduction and discovered the cost. While no renovation within the home is going to be cheap, cork is possibly the cheapest material to go with.
Outfitting noisy rooms with cork ceilings, walls, or floors could provide a fun and decorative way to control the amount of noise in your house.
Much like the ceiling, making a floor out of cork material is a really inventive and decorative way to provide noise reduction to a noisy room. Children’s playrooms that are upstairs would be the ideal place.
The cork gives the play area a nice high-quality touch while providing soft padding for children to play on and reduce the noise throughout the rest of your house.
Old wine corks can be cleaned and reused in many different ways. One of which is to fashion them together as a bathmat. These bathmats provide soft cushiony support for when you step out of the shower and the cord will absorb the water keeping your floor dry.
Depending upon how much wine you drink and how expensive your tastes are, this could be an inexpensive alternative to buying bathmats at the store. At the very least it’s another excuse for you and your friends to drink wine.
A fun decorative and educational idea for your home is to create a cork map. Decide how large you want the map to be, based on the size of the space you wish to place it in.
Once you know the size trace the outline of the country on the cork. Cut out the shape and then trace in the individual states.
From there you can do almost anything. One fun idea is to track with your child all the places you’ve been and the places you would like to go.
Don’t be afraid to have fun with it.
And finally, the all cork wall. Having a wall made entirely out of cork material can have some surprising benefits.
With the wall being made out of cork you’ll be able to decorate it almost any way you wish with ease. All you’ll need is some pushpins.
Your wall can feature your child’s artwork, important notices, and flyers, or any other decoration or function.
The sky is the limit when it comes to things made of cork.
Decorating with Cork
Decorating with cork is not as far out there as it may have initially seemed. There are plenty of benefits to using cork as a form of decoration. From providing soft cushion and comfort for children while reducing noise to bathmats and wall maps. Cork is a versatile material.
Decorating with cork can also be cost-effective. Cork is a fairly cheap material to produce and purchase, making it ideal when it comes to decorating large areas.
Cork walls can allow a homeowner to redecorate as often as they like with as little effort as is required to push a pin into the cork. This can really cut down on costs as well as time.
When it comes to decorating there is no truly wrong way to go. So long as you like it you should be fine. However, if you’re looking for something both functional and fashionable, you can’t go wrong with cork.