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The New Year brings with it new beginnings. Many see this as an opportunity to start fresh, kicking off the year off with new goals. Each year our goal here at Old Barn Star is to help our customers find new ways to incorporate reclaimed barnwood furniture into their homes.

One of 2017’s biggest design trends is set to be farmhouse inspired décor. Blending rustic elements with modern pieces can bring the feeling of farmhouse living to any home. Read on as we explore ways you can incorporate this trend into your home.

Exposed Beams

exposed beams

Exposed ceiling beams put your home’s unique architecture on display and really showcase the construction elements of the home. Revealing the “bones” of your home can be done a very classy manner, allowing it to benefit a variety of styles. Exposed wooden beam and large windows provide warmth to a room, as well as giving it a rustic cottage feel. When choosing to utilize exposed beams in your home it’s best to choose one room, such as your living room, as you do not want to over use the design throughout your house.

Accent Walls

Barnwood Accent Wall

Adding a reclaimed wood accent wall to your home is a quick way to add warmth and texture to any room. Reclaimed wood is full of character and can be used to create a unique focal point in your home. Accent walls fit well in bedrooms behind a bed, in bathrooms to showcase an ornate tub or in a room that features artwork.

Barnwood Furniture

reclaimed barnwood table

Naturally, the easiest way to incorporate rustic elements into your home is to use reclaimed barnwood furniture. From kitchen islands to dining room tables and beyond, there are endless opportunities when it comes to reclaimed wood furniture. Each piece is unique and tells a story, adding a distinct style to any home.

We hope you can incorporate these tips into your home in 2017 and beyond!

Ready to create your own custom reclaimed wood furniture? We’re here to help! Simply contact us to begin the process!


Since opening in 2009 we’ve been dedicated to providing customers with high-quality one-of-a-kind reclaimed wood furniture hand built by Amish craftsmen. Now, after seven years of operating online our customers will finally have the opportunity to explore our vast selection of furniture in person.

We’re excited to announce that our new furniture showroom is now open in Pennsylvania! Allowing customers to get a hands on look at our barnwood tables and chairs, and more. With a wide variety of finished and un-finished furniture to explore, you’re sure to find the perfect piece for your home! The showroom is currently open by appointment only, allowing our team to answer your questions in a one on one setting.

Get a sneak peek at our new showroom in the photos below:

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barnwood furniture showroom

barnwood furniture showroom

Our showroom is currently open by appointment only; please contact us to schedule an appointment. Located outside Pennsylvania? Never fear! Our online Etsy showroom is open 24/7!




Giving your home a fresh look doesn’t have to involve costly renovations. Completely revamping the look and feel of your living space is possible with a few simple changes.

Read on as we explore some of these DIY tips and tricks for updating your home.

Use an Accent Wall to Make a Statementaccent wall

Add a focal point to any room in your home by adding an accent wall. Bold colors are a natural choice, as they can accentuate the room without being overpowering. Your feature wall doesn’t just have to be a different color; brick, wallpaper and reclaimed wood each add a unique feel depending on your taste. Tie everything together by hanging your favorite photos on the wall, immediately capturing your visitors’ attention.reclaimed wood chairs

Switch Up Your Style With New Chairs

Breathing new life into your dining room is as easy as swapping out your seating. Reclaimed wood chairs come in a variety of styles and can be customized to fit your specific needs. Consider mixing and matching chairs for an even more unique setup. You can choose contrasting styles and have them stained the same, creating a uniform look. If mixing up the full set doesn’t suit you, consider using different accent chairs at each end of the table, this provides an eye-catching focal point for the room.

Use Plants to Add Colordiy home

Incorporating houseplants into your home décor not only adds much needed color to rooms, but it can actually enhance your quality of life. Plants rid the air of toxins, increase oxygen levels and can even help decrease colds. There are a variety of plants that are easy to care for and will add a splash of color to your home. It’s easy to get creative with your presentation, plant herbs in mason jars and mount them in your kitchen or use large plants to fill empty spaces.

We hope these tips will be helpful as you update the look and feel of your home. Ready to get started? Contact us to learn how we can craft custom made reclaimed wood furniture specially designed to fit your needs.

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