Tips for Decorating Your Home with Used Wine Barrels

Tips for Decorating Your Home with Used Wine Barrels

Are you looking for ways to spice up your home and come up with something unique? Why not got for the vintage look which has become a popular home design trend over the years? A great way to do this is to make good use of rustic old wine barrels. You might be surprised to know that there are many ways of incorporating the latter into your home beautifully and affordably.

In this article, we will go over some innovative use-cases for old wine barrels. Some (if not all) of these ideas might spark your interest and help you come up with something similar for your home.

Using old wine barrels as a small table

Instead of discarding old wine barrels, you might want to consider reusing them in a variety of ways. One good example is to reuse them as a small end table which should look nice next to a chair or sofa. These wine barrels can be an excellent addition to any porch or living room.

If necessary, you can refurbish an old wine barrel by lightly sanding them and painting it with natural wood stain to improve its appearance. Just be careful not to ruin any bands or insignia in which both serves the purpose of keeping the wine barrel in shape.

Of course, if your need is only temporary as would be the case if you’re organizing a vintage-themed party, then you need not go through all the trouble and Hire wine barrels for the occasion.

Reusing old wine barrels as stools

Another creative way to make good use of wine barrels to redecorate your home is to turn them into a stool. Wine barrels possess the perfect shape to serve such a purpose. All you need to do is add the right amount of padding, and you’re all set.

If you’re going to reuse an old wine barrel as an outdoor stool, then you need to make sure that you add moisture-resistant padding. Also, you would want to prevent any moisture from seeping into the barrel by making sure that the padding fits snugly unto the barrel. To do so, one must measure from within the lip of the barrel as opposed to stretching a measuring tape over it and calling it a day.

Old wine barrels as a storage solution

Used wine barrels can be fashioned into a one-of-a-kind storage solution. You just need to cut into the barrel and add some shelves into the frame. The result is a functional piece of furniture that can house a significant number of items while taking up very little space. This makes it perfect for small apartments or condominium units where storage space is a premium. People can use every bit of storage space that they can get their hands on, and this remains true for most homes.

If you wish, you can take a step further by adding a door to the wine barrel complete with hinges and a rustic cabinet handle/drawer.


So there you have it — a few ideas on how to turn old wine barrels into a beautiful decorative and functional piece for your home. Whether you want them to be a permanent part of your humble abode, or only temporary, old wine barrels offer a simple means of adding a vintage and elegant look to outdoor and living spaces.


Edward Powell