Rustic Style

Naturalness, carefree elegance, and the roughness of natural ambiance elements define Rustic interior design. This technique is a broad spectrum of different, more narrow types and features, which we consider rustic and refer to rural life. It can inherit some features from the Country style; maybe some brickwork and vaulted wooden ceilings can remind you of Scandinavian notes, white interior tones, and figured wooden panels of country furniture may look like Provence or English style. Individual instances can look like real Classic or Minimalism with expressive gold inlays, dark colors, plenty of textiles, and ample furnishing. But these are all different forms of Rustic.


The style Looks So Great.

When most people think of impressive mountainside chalets or a home overlooking a panoramic frozen lake in the winter, they assume the rustic style. These houses are known for their coziness, warmth, and comfort, but they are also known for their iconic mental image. Every time you set foot into a rustic home and sink into that burnished leather chair with the enormous pillows, you feel better. Warming up a room filled with your favorite people, it’s a crackling fire in a stone hearth. The decorations don’t invoke city life’s consumerist nature, but they are not over-the-top and don’t lean too much towards country kitsch. Country living can make anyone feel at home by balancing design, elegance, and functional comfort. Living in the city, it can be easy to get swept up in modern home design: glossy finishes, bright colors, and geometric shapes. If you’re looking to infuse your life with some of the homey characters of a rustic Tuscan cottage or a mountain lodge, look no further! 

Styles That Mix 

Natural and relaxed styles pair are other things that go well with rustic home design and decor. With its ample use of wood and worn décor, the Florida house may mesh well with the rustic home. People who live near a Florida beach and enjoy the outdoors might benefit from combining the two. The farmhouse or beach house style is another great pairing for a rustic home. Wood and leather, warm and inviting, country life exemplified in art – all of these characteristics are perfectly at home in a rustic setting. A person with a rustic heart would appreciate the beach house’s exposure to nature, use of wood, and relaxing environment. If we compare both cabin homes and rustic houses, they are more straightforward in using exposed stone and wood for construction, where the cabin is like by structure, and the rustic home does this more out of a design.

Switch up the Palette

Many city living styles are centered on bright themes that push their unnatural aura on you. If you want a more natural look, the most noticeable change you can make is in the color tones of your décor. Instead of choosing sharp or bright colors, look for browns, grays, and greens to mimic nature. The trick here is to aim for earthy rather than futuristic.

Stick to Natural Materials

The more processed or synthetic a material, the less rustic charm will shine through. A genuinely rustic environment will be full of stone and wood without factory touch-ups. Look for handmade items. 

If something has an imperfect shape or a blemish, it’s just upping its appeal. Shy away from laminates or shiny finishes on wooden products, and avoid plastics and polished metals. For area rugs, you’ll be looking for animal hide or jute.

Bigger Is Better

While you might not always control your city home or apartment’s size, you can control the type of décor you put inside it. If you aim for a rustic and cozy feel, bigger is always the way to go. You’ll want oversized armchairs and chunkier furniture. Rustic wall decor usually features large sets of antlers and paintings of open farm scenery.

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