Ways To Decorate With Architectural Salvage

Decorating With Architectural Salvage

I don't know about you guys, but whenever I see architectural salvage, it stops me dead in my tracks. I am instantly drawn to old doors, windows, vents, corbels, columns, railing...the list goes on and on. And on. You can find architectural salvage at a lot of different places such as auctions, Habitat For Humanity, Craigslist, and yours truly, The Gray Door Market...just to name a few! 😉

I wanted to share a few of my favorite types of architectural salvage with you and show you examples of great ways to display them in your home.

A great option for your mantle/wall/cabinet topper is an old window! We've been talking about old windows a lot lately because of how well they work with all types of styles. This old factory style window gives such a dainty and natural feel. We love it!

Architectural salvage window

Here is a beautiful french door that I ran across and HAD to have it. I had intended on using it as a functional door but the measurements didn't work in my new home so we propped it in a corner so I can at least swoon over it each day. Old doors are not only good for decor in a home. You can use these at events such as showers, weddings and pop up shows.

Salvage Doors

This chippy vent works so well on a mantle. Is that not a gorgeous statement piece? We paired this piece with a boxwood wreath and it's so simple, yet works perfectly.

Salvaged Vent

As shown in this room, it doesn't have to be a grand, overwhelming piece to make a statement. Even smaller architectural pieces like this old corbel can create such a great look in a room.


Those are a few of my favorites! Do you have any great architectural salvage in your home that you'd like to share? We'd love to see it!


P.S. If you are loving the window and vents, they are available for purchase for local pick-up only! Check out our local pickup only Facebook album or our new online store for more treasures.

Don't forget to pin these amazing ideas to your inspiration boards on Pinterest!. For more salvaged window uses, follow The Gray Door Market on Pinterest here.


A few of the amazing treasures available now in our online store!