We love things that you can reuse around the house in a fun way. Wooden pallets for example, with which you can make sturdy furniture, such as tables, sofas and even beds. Fruit crates are also a very good example of this. Especially vintage wooden fruit crates, which you will find on the market at the fruit stalls. They are used to put different types of fruit in it, such as apples, bananas and pears. But you can also use fruit boxes very nicely in your interior. We show the best ideas and inspiration examples. To work!
1. Wardrobe in the hall
The hall is the place in the house where you can hang coats and store shoes. A good wardrobe should therefore not be missing in the hall. You have ready-made wardrobes that you can buy in the store, but you can also make your own. In this hall they have made a very cool version, in which vintage wooden fruit crates are used as a shoe cabinet and scaffolding tubes as a coat rack. Fun!
2. Store magazines
Fruit boxes have a very practical rectangular shape. That is why you can store anything and everything in it. In this living room they used the fruit box to store magazines. Small castors are mounted under the fruit box, so you can move it easily. The wheels also fit very cool.
3. Coffee table
You can use fruit crates to put things in, but that is not always necessary. You can also turn a fruit box over and use it as a coffee table. This can be done in the living room or outside on the balcony as below.
4. Bathroom shelf
Cupboard space is indispensable in the bathroom, which is usually reflected in the shape of the washbasin furniture. In this bathroom they have a very cool bathroom rack made of fruit boxes, for storing washcloths, rolls of toilet paper and various nice little plants. On the left side you will find one upright box, and on the right side three are stacked on top of each other. They also painted the fruit boxes beautifully white, in keeping with the style of the bright bathroom.
Are you looking for a nice idea for a DIY desk that you can make yourself? Be inspired by this design, where vintage wooden fruit boxes are used as table legs. They have combined this with a scaffolding wooden desktop. The handy thing is that you can also store things in the fruit boxes. Fruit boxes have also been placed on the table top to create extra storage space.
6. Shoe cabinet
We have already shown above how you can make a sturdy wardrobe for the hall with fruit boxes and scaffolding tubes. Only fruit boxes have been used in this hall for a super nice shoe cabinet. Upright boxes are interspersed with lying boxes. Some have been left unprocessed and some have been painted white. You can decide for yourself what your shoe cabinet looks like!
7. Cabinet on wheels
In this beautiful light Scandinavian living room, a cupboard is made of fruit boxes. A sturdy cabinet, consisting of three vintage wooden fruit boxes on top of each other, with small castors at the bottom. You can use such an open cupboard for anything and everything. As a bookcase, as a record cabinet, and here they used it as a china cabinet.
8. Kitchen splashback
Speaking of crockery cabinets, you usually find these in the kitchen. In this kitchen they have mounted different fruit boxes in different sizes on the kitchen back wall, where crockery is stored. You can also place things on the cupboards. This looks super nice, doesn’t it ?!
9. Kitchen drawer
Sleek modern kitchens usually have closed drawers. However, there are also very nice kitchens with open cupboards under the sink. In this vintage kitchen, those open cupboards are filled with multiple vintage wooden fruit boxes, which are used as storage boxes. That way it stays organized anyway.
10. Side table
If you don’t have space for a large coffee table, a small side table can be a good idea. That way you can still place your cup of coffee somewhere when you sit on the couch. Matching the beautiful leather Chesterfield sofa, they have placed a sturdy side table, made of vintage wooden fruit boxes. Handy that it can also be used as a magazine rack!
11. Next to the bed
Of course, the above also applies to the bedroom. It is always nice to have a nightstand next to your bed, for you a glass of water, your reading glasses or just a nice plant. Here a combination is made of a fruit box and two small wooden boxes. Fun, cool and super budget-friendly. What else do you want?
12. Storage box
What we showed above, where fruit boxes have been used as storage boxes in the open cupboards of the vintage kitchen, can of course also be used in another room in the house. Here they have placed a sturdy fruit box in the low open bookcase of the living room. Nice for a change!
13. Plant stand
You can place plants in different places in your interior or outside in the garden or on the balcony. You can place plants on the table, in the cupboard, on a wall shelf, but also just on the floor. Especially the large plants are nice on the floor. Small plants will fade a bit from view. Unless you use a plant stand. There are many different types of plant stands that you can buy ready-made. Don’t feel like spending a lot of money for it? Make a DIY plant stand out of wooden fruit boxes, just like they did on this balcony. It also looks really cool!
14. Vertical gardening
Are you a real fan of green at home? Then you could also expand the plant standard idea. Stack several fruit boxes on top of each other and place several next to each other to create a large vertical garden in the house. Vertical gardening is the trend of the moment, due to the rise of small apartments. That way, you can still bring a lot of plants into your home, without compromising the floor space.
15. Plant hanger
Another great idea for plants in the house is plant hangers. Plant hangers can be pots and vases that you can hang on something. On a wall shelf, on the wall, on the ceiling, you name it. In any case, you don’t have to sacrifice floor space for it. Apart from this advantage, it is also a lot of fun to hang plants. Do you love eclectic living ? Then this idea should not be missing in your interior!
16. Plant hanger
You already know this idea, but we still want to show this balcony. They have decorated it super nice with great Moroccan pattern tiles on the floor. And they painted the fruit box table in a matching mint green color!
17. Partition wall
Open spaces can be very beautiful. But sometimes it can still be a good idea to create multiple zones in a large open space. You can do this easily with the help of partition walls. In this living room they have made a very cool partition wall from fruit boxes. By turning some fruit boxes, you can create storage space on both sides of this creative room divider.
18. Stow bottles with a deposit
Everyone sometimes has returnable bottles at home. The problem is that at some point it becomes very many. And if you can’t store it properly, it will become a big mess in the kitchen. Therefore, make sure you have something for storing returnable bottles. A simple fruit box can be the solution. Tidy is neat!
19. TV cabinet
We think this idea is one of the best in this list. In this living room they have used fruit boxes to make a floating TV cabinet . The core of the furniture consists of two fruit boxes next to each other, where the TV is mounted tightly above on the wall. The TV cabinet has been expanded with several fruit boxes around it, both standing and lying. Super nice idea, right ?!
20. Storage compartments on the wall
This idea is a bit like the idea of the TV cabinet, only here they have hung the fruit boxes above the TV cabinet. Storage compartments on the wall are super popular, and with fruit crates you can easily make them yourself. They have made a kind of collage, of which the TV is part. A nice way to hide the TV.
21. Wall cupboard
Do you want more than just a simple TV unit? You could even furnish an entire wall with only fruit boxes. It is wise to connect the fruit crates in some way or another. You could use glue here, screws, nails, you name it. And for added security, you could also screw it to the wall.
22. Bedside table
We are going to conclude with one of the most simple, but super fun ideas for what you can use a fruit box for. An upright fruit box as a nightstand next to your bed. All you have to do is place the fruit box next to your bed. Okay, decorate a bit more then …