We always seem to find inspiring and rustic home decor ideas on Anthropologie's showroom floor. Their visual displays are simple yet elegant - often integrating natural or organic textures. We stopped in the other day and spotted these shadow boxes made out of apple crates.
This is an affordable and easy DIY. Apple crates are sturdy with a worn-in vintage feel. If you prefer, try painting them to suit your color scheme or simply keep it natural.
Here are more design ideas using crates: