13 Creative Decor Ideas for Oil Drums

Oil drums

Decorative drums will leave your home more bare and with an industrial look.

Have you thought about using oil drums in decoration ? Well, know that this trend was very successful abroad and has now arrived in Brazil with everything. The pieces can be used to decorate living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, among other areas of the house. Check out inspirational ideas!

The oil drum, when empty, is usually placed in a disposable dumpster. The good news is that it can be turned into a charming home decor item. Just use good taste and creativity to customize the drums.

Ideas for using oil drums in decor

The oil drums in the decor combine with environments that abuse modern and daring elements, such as neon signs, wallpaper and simple objects. They don’t work well in more classically and elegantly styled spaces.

1 – Bench

1 - Bench

Provide three oil drums of the same size. Paint each one with red paint or customize it any way you like. Then use them for support to place a wooden board. Ready! Now you have a super stylish countertop.

2 – Customize with a brand

2 – Customize with a brand

Are you a fan of Chanel, Tiffany & Co, Hermes, Ferrari or any other famous brand? Then customize the drum with the logo. The result is a stylish piece that combines sophistication with an industrial look.

Anyone who doesn’t have the ability to customize the drum doesn’t have to worry. There are already companies that sell ready-made decorative barrels, which are customized with famous brands.

3 – Use as a nightstand

3 – Use as a nightstand

The decorated oil drum can replace the traditional nightstand. Remember to customize it with a color that matches the visual identity of the room.

4 – Use as a corner table

4 – Use as a corner table

The traditional corner table is a thing of the past. The trend now is to bet on the use of colored drums. These pieces are used to display vases with flowers, picture frames, lamps, books, telephones, trophies, sculptures, among many other decorative objects.

5 – Drum with shelves

5 – Drum with shelves

Try opening part of the drum and placing two wooden shelves inside. Respect the rounded shape and customize the way you prefer. This modification is capable of transforming a simple drum into a real piece of furniture, which can be used to decorate any corner of the house.

6 – Sofa with drum

6 – Sofa with drum

A 200 liter drum can be used as the raw material to make a small two-seater sofa. To do this, just make the cutouts correctly and provide a comfortable seat.

7 – Bank

7 – Bank

Does your house have a modern and relaxed decor? Then use the drums as stools.

8 – Bar

8 – Bar

The decorated steel drum doesn’t necessarily have to be a corner table in the living room. It can also take on the role of a modern bar. For this, try painting it with a paint that imitates blackboard and write some things about the universe of drinks in chalk. On the drum, place a tray with beverage bottles and glasses.

9 – Pot for plants

9 – Pot for plants

There is also the possibility of using drums as vases. That’s right! They are perfect for large plants and can leave any room in the house with an industrial feel.

10 – Bathroom sink

10 – Bathroom sink

Are you looking for ways to “break the mold” to decorate your bathroom? Then use the oil drum to build an authentic and charming sink. The result is a bold and modern object in the environment.

11 – Table and stools

11 – Table and stools

With two or three oil drums, it is possible to build a table set with stools, perfect for composing the industrial decoration of a space. The table can be in the kitchen, living room, balcony or even in the leisure area.

12 – Fun phrases

12 – Fun phrases

Painting the drum with an eye-catching color or innovating the finish are not the only customization alternatives. You can also customize the piece with a fun phrase that has everything to do with the environment.

13 – Drum Puff

13 – Drum Puff

Cut an oil drum in half. Then paint it in your favorite color and provide a very comfortable upholstery for the seat. Ready! You can now use the puff to decorate any corner of the house.

The oil drum is a versatile piece that can be recycled in different ways to decorate every room in the house.

In the living room, the decorated drum serves as a corner table. In the bathroom, it can be turned into a sink. At the home-office, it composes the coffee corner. In the kitchen, it is used as a countertop. In the dining room is a perfect sideboard. In the bedroom, it replaces the nightstand with a lot of charm and style.

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