Upcycling trends 2024

As we gear up for 2024, some amazing upcycling trends are emerging that will add an artistic touch to your home. Upcycling is not only fun but it’s better for the purse strings and better for the planet too! So, get ready to dive into these upcoming upcycling trends with Earthborn.

Ombre Effect

Say goodbye to plain, monochromatic furniture and say hello to ombre!

This trend is all about creating a smooth gradient effect from one colour to another, giving your furniture a vibrant and unique appeal.

Whether you opt for bold, contrasting hues or soft, harmonious shades, ombre furniture will add a striking statement to any room.


Image Credit: Homelook.com

Chest of drawers painted in a bright ombre of pink to white.

The ombre effect is surprisingly super easy to achieve too. Start by choosing three or four paint colours that gradually transition in intensity, from light to dark.

With our ‘It’s all in the Detailing brush, apply the lightest colour at the top, gradually blending in the different shades as you move downwards. Remember to blend each layer well to achieve that seamless transition.

The result will be a captivating display of colour that is sure to impress your guests! Love this Look? Why not try our hues Delilah, Cupcake and Piglet in Eco Chic.

Brightly decorated wall and table with books stacked underneath, a vase and candle on top of the table.

Playful Pattern

If you’re looking to add an element of whimsy and creativity to your furniture, pattern play is the way to go.

Stencils are making a comeback, enabling you to personalize your walls with unique designs and motifs.

From geometric patterns to floral prints and everything in between, the opportunities for self-expression are endless!

Upcycling and adding stencil to a draw set.

Creating patterned furniture is easier than you might think. Start by selecting a stencil —there are countless options available online or at your local craft shop.

Then, secure the stencil to the furniture using painter’s tape to prevent any unwanted smudging.

It’s time to let your imagination run wild as you colour in the stencil using our Eco Chic. Once complete, simply remove the stencil, stand back, and admire your one-of-a-kind creation!

Upcycled side table with Earthborn Eco Chic.

Marble Magic

Who doesn’t love the luxurious look of marble?

While the real deal may be expensive, the faux marble trend is here to make your dreams come true!

With the right paint techniques, you can transform any ordinary furniture piece into a breathtaking marble masterpiece.


Image Credit: Salavaged Inspirations
Side Table Painted in Faux Marble Finish salvaged inspirations.

To achieve this effect, start by selecting a base colour that imitates the light-toned or dark-toned marble of your choice.

We recommend our neutral Flutterby for a crisp White base, Up Up Away for a more natural base or Wood Smoke for a cooler base.

Once you have chosen your base hue, use a feathering technique with a thin paint brush. Alternate between slightly darker or lighter shades to create the characteristic veining of marble.

Trilby has a natural rocky tone which would be perfect for creating the dark veins. With a little practice, you’ll be able to mimic the elegance and sophistication of marble on a budget.

From coffee tables to countertops, this trend will add a touch of opulence to any space.


Image Credit: Salavaged Inspirations
Faux Marble Side Table in salvaged inspirations

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