In addition to being a sustainable alternative, decorating using vinyl records is beautiful, very creative, and can give a whole new look to your home.
After all, reusing old items and giving them new functionality is a great way to experiment with different styles of decor, classic and vintage style.
In this type of decoration, it is possible to use vinyl records in the traditional way, that is, in their natural form, or by adapting them, modifying their structure or joining them to other pieces. Vinyl is a very malleable material that allows for a multitude of modifications.
The vinyl record is a type of media that was widely used in the 1970s and 1980s. The idea of reusing it, therefore, is not so far away, after all, everyone has a musical relic from that time or knows a family member with a trunk stuffed with them.
Vinyl records are still popular today.
Of course, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to sacrifice your grandmother’s most precious Gal Costa LP (“long play,” another name given to vinyl) or even her long-lost Metallica Black Album tucked away on her bedroom shelf. The idea of recycling is precisely to take some already damaged vinyl, all scratched, for example, and give it a new use, since listening to music is no longer a possibility.
There are many ways to decorate different rooms. How about experiencing the nostalgia of records to gain more functionality, give a stripped and even a vintage touch to your home?
Decorating with vinyl records in their natural form
Using an LP that no longer works, it is possible to give it several new functions. And, for that, it is not even necessary to change the structure of the disk.
You can use a scratched disc to reproduce the following ideas.
Details that make the difference
A vinyl record is a simple item, but it is also very beautiful. With other colorful elements, it works great as a support for other decorative items such as small vases.
A special idea to commemorate important dates or simply give your room a boost.
Framing good memories
Another interesting tip, especially to decorate the bedroom or even the living room, is to use the disk as a frame for photos.
Just paste the photo onto the LP and hang it on the wall. To do this, use double-sided tape or some small support on which the disc can be fixed.
A nostalgic touch at the table
How about using an LP as sousplat? The table decoration will be very original, and meals will have a musical touch.
If you prefer something more subtle, you can cover or cover the vinyl with the fabric of your choice. To do this, after lining the LP with the selected fabric, use small amounts of universal glue or fabric glue and allow it to dry.
Even covering the vinyl with some type of fabric or cover increases the friction between the sousplat and the plate, which prevents it from slipping easily.
Fabrics with prints such as dots are great options and bring a delicate touch to the table.
Vintage key ring
A good and very practical idea to not lose your keys or leave them on any furniture in the house is to use vinyl records to hang them.
You can use small key holders or even smaller map pins. Just nail them to the LP and hang them up.
Another functional tip is to turn the disc into a hat holder or coat holder for light pieces, such as cardigans. The execution is the same as the previous one, but for this, the idea is to use larger and firmer support.
Disks on the walls
If you want to opt for a simple and cheap decoration, another tip is to place the discs on the walls, using double-sided tape or a type of glue with a soft grip.
Another interesting suggestion is to paint the discs so that the colors are in harmony with the walls and furniture in the house.
Framed Vinyl Records
If you have damaged records at home, but with a very high sentimental value, a good idea to make them eternal is to frame them.
In this way, vinyl records look like paintings and add a special touch to the decor. A great suggestion for the living room, for example.
Corner table with vinyl
Small tables are always very practical furniture, make all the difference in the daily rush and still bring a unique charm to any environment.
Placing the disk on an old stool or even on a piece with ready-made feet, the result is a beautiful side table. For this, use universal glue.
If you want to use this table to support heavier materials, it is essential to glue more than one LP, one over the other, so that it has more strength and firmer support.
Making a clock on a vinyl record seems like a very elaborate idea and difficult to execute. But actually, it’s a lot simpler than it sounds. Besides being very creative!
As LP’s already have a hole right in the center of the material, just fit a small watch motor in the hole and turn it on.
It is possible to customize it according to your style. So, just paint, add details and numbers, as you prefer.
Decorated with molded vinyl records
As it is a malleable material, it is very easy to change the shape of the record and transform it into other objects, that is, more decoration options using vinyl records.
To do this, just heat up the LP very carefully and shape it. After cooling, it hardens again and stays in the chosen shape.
Special support for magazines
Instead of leaning and storing your magazines on shelves or small tables around the house, they can have their own stand, and with a vintage feel.
For the discs to obtain a rounded shape, just heat them up and gently bend them. If the idea is to obtain a single piece of support, use universal glue to join one support to another.
Finally, pin it to the wall and add the magazines.
vintage book sideboard
As in the previous tip, just warm up the LP’s slightly so that they assume another function.
This time, the tip is to make a bookcase. Just gently fold two different discs and place them on a shelf.
Ready! The result is a charming vintage book sideboard.
More light and nostalgia for environments
Light fixtures are a great decoration option for environments such as the living room and bedroom, in addition to always bringing a unique elegance to each room.
The malleability of the material makes it possible once again to create different types of luminaires with the LP’s. From the simplest to the most elaborate.
Just heat the discs slightly to be able to mold them enough to create a luminaire.
A practical option is to fit the cold lamp onto a disk.
More elaborate options can be made using a larger number of disks.
Coaster from other times
By cutting out vinyl records so that only the label of each one appears, it is possible to create very stylish coasters.
Bowls and containers from the brilliantine times
Heat the disc in the oven and use something a little tall, such as a thermos cup or mug, as support.
With the disc still warm and softened, place it carefully on the holder so that it cools and remains in the shape of the container.
Once completely cold, the disc will be bowl-shaped and ready to use.
It is also possible to create small flower pots in the decor using vinyl records. They are very delicate and go with very colorful flowers.
Decoration using record covers
Tips for music fans aren’t over yet!
Not only can vinyl records contribute to a decor full of personality, it is also possible to give a special functionality to LP’s covers.
Elton John, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash: a special decoration.
After all, even though the record doesn’t play on the record player, the covers are also great memories and give a very unique charm to any environment.
Stick your record covers to the walls
It is also possible to use wooden supports and support the discs on them, instead of fixing them to the wall.
Just measure the space and attach your favorite covers to the wall. Using other elements, such as plants and flowers in the furniture next to the covers, can also complement the nostalgic touch with a lot of charm.
The well-organized arrangement of records on the living room wall, for example, brings a special touch to any music fan’s home.
Just unleash your creativity and choose the option that suits you the most to get a beautiful and unique decoration using vinyl records.