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Do you crave a rustic home? Do you find yourself gravitating towards unprocessed wood finishes for your furniture and jute rugs for your floor? Rustic design is a style that is loved by many.
If not for any other reason, it is probably because it makes one feel unpretentious, welcoming, easy, and relaxed.
Whether you live in a shabby chic farmhouse or a modern apartment, creating a rustic feel in your home is something you can achieve with a few steps. Below is a quick guide to help you transform your space.
Layering is King!
Layering is king when it comes to sprucing up things in your home. In fact, it is the key to successful interior design.
To create a rustic feel in your home, you need to get all the elements in your room to pull together and feel natural.
First, pick a color, and since we are talking about a rustic home, neutrals, and earthy colors, gold, brown, dark green should be your go-to. You can then layer your patterns over your primary color, add rustic artwork, choose a rug and dress your windows.
For layering to be effective, ensure there is a contrast between items, i.e., rustic and shiny or hard and soft.
For instance, for that rustic natural table, add a bright modern centerpiece instead of a rustic centerpiece.
Try Natural Furniture
As noted earlier, a rustic home gives you a natural, authentic feel. Well, using natural wood for your furniture will do the trick.
You can build your dining table from the barn or an assortment of salvaged wood. The multi-colored effect created will give you a countryside vibe.
If that sounds too much, you can simply walk into a rustic furniture store and pick rustic furniture pieces and décor. It will transform your space faster!
Work with Different Textures
Rustic décor features a lot of natural materials. This means a lot of textural variety is necessary; the goal is to feel the texture in your rustic home.
Go for rough woods with grains, a patterned jute rug, or one made with animal hide.
Imagine how that woven rug on your console will contrast with your jute rug and white curtains? Great, right? You can also use vintage fabrics like pillow ticking and guilt remnants. Adding different textures adds a visual depth and makes your room curated.
Go Old School
Adding vintage items to your home décor is another excellent way of adding organic textures and color while at the same time giving it character and charm.
Keep in mind that vintage items have at least 30-50 years; therefore, finding and adding them to your home can take things a notch higher when creating a rustic feel for your home.
Find a distressed coffee table for your living room or a raw wood sideboard for the dining area.
It’s All the Details
Creating a rustic décor style is best created by selecting details that fit your current décor. Details include your décor items, pendant lights, cushions, wall features, etc.
Creating a feature wall like a rustic fireplace is a bold detail that can quickly create that rustic feel. Well, if that won’t suffice, crafted timber doors will create a warm and comforting tone.
On the other hand, if you want to create a rustic kitchen, installing weathered cabinets and adding a pottery barn classic farmhouse metal rod pendant will achieve that. Other rustic décor ideas that will bring dimension and tie things together include;
- Some hemp twine lanterns
- Boho macramé wall hanger.
- Twine light bulb pears
- An aged metal architectural piece
The rustic style continues to top the chart on matters of interior design. If the discussion above is anything to go by, then it is no surprise that the rustic design is the cherry on the cake.
Natural warmth, character, calming, relaxed atmosphere, and authenticity are some of the cool things you get when you go rustic.