Decorating the home is something that so many people take a great deal of pride in. After all, the way in which you decorate your home is how you present a part of yourself to the world. Many people view their home decor, as well as the furniture they choose, as an expression of their overall personality. After all, home decor is something that just about everyone will notice, especially on the first time that they step into your home.
Rustic elements of decor has been particularly popular in recent years. Various elements of rustic decor can be utilized all throughout the average home, and can help home owners to cultivate a warm and cozy feeling, one that harkens back to wilderness cabins and the like. From wood paneling to wood furniture to color schemes using darker colors and various forms of plaid, there are many ways that your can employ a rustic decor scheme in your very own home.
However, there can be a number of things that make implementing a rustic decor more difficult than one might think. For one thing, real hardwood products can be quite expensive indeed. They are usually very high in quality, of course, as hardwood floors can last for an entire century, if not even longer than that. But they are often very high in price, making them difficult for everyone to afford the up front cost of. More than half of all hardwood products are made of oak wood, at least here in the United States, and this oak wood can be pricey, as too can other high quality varieties of hardwood.
In addition to this, the use of new hardwood is not always ideal from the standpoint of environmental friendliness. This is due to the fact that we cut down more trees than we are able to grow. And while planting new trees is certainly something important and something that we should be doing truly as frequently as is possible, it cannot be our only solution. This is due to the fact that it will take no fewer than 20 years for a hardwood tree to grow to maturity. Depending on the type of hardwood tree in question, this process can actually take as many as a full 60 years.
Fortunately, there are alternatives to getting the rustic look that do not involve the use of new hardwood products – and therefore are both more environmentally friendly as well as far more cost effective to boot. Peel and stick planks can give you the wood paneling look at a fraction of the cost, and these peel and stick planks are likely much easier on the environment as well. From peel and stick planks to self adhering wall planks and even shiplap planks, such peel and stick wood planks are ideal for so many different reasons, more even than those that have already been mentioned above.
For instance, peel and stick planks such as stick on wood panels are likely to be much easier to install than other types of wood paneling. They can be installed by the owner of the property, even, and are likely to take far less time than the installation of far more traditional wood planks. Therefore, peel and stick planks can be more than ideal for a home owner trying to make a change quickly, especially as these peel and stick planks can still project a hugely professional appearance and provide a long lasting result, one that will stand the test of time when given the proper upkeep and care over the months or years or however long you decide to keep the peel and stick wood planks for.
In addition to this, such peel and stick planks are often much easier to remove than traditional wooden siding. For many people, this can be ideal when it comes to changing up the home. After all, it’s recommended by professionals of the field that changes should be made to any given home at least once every ten years, if not once every five years. At the end of the day, even small changes like peel and stick planks can end up making a difference.