Today I want to show you some different ways to add rustic touches to your home. Rustic Style is sometimes confused with Country and Shabby Chic decor, and while the these do work well together, Rustic has its own aspects that set it apart.
Predominantly, this style incorporates elements of the outdoors into the home. If you’re picturing a log cabin with a warm fire in a stone fireplace, you’re not too far off. To some of you, this might seem perfect, and to others maybe a little too much. Like other style of decor, when used heavily throughout the home, it may seem overbearing and not quite for you. Using smaller pieces and accents to incorporate a rustic theme to your home is a relaxed alternative.
If you prefer a modern style, or one of the above listed, don’t assume there is no place for some Rustic details as well. The neutral palette and earthy accents blend easily into a modern home and distressed accents can make an otherwise bare room feel cozy and lived in.
Unfinished or distressed oak furniture is a staple for Rustic decor. I love everything about this trunk-like coffee table and side table set. The imperfections in the finish and hardware really make them stand out.
This room is full-blown Rustic, but I just had to share this canopy. The long branches over the bed would look absolutely gorgeous in a modern or cottage bedroom, don’t you think?
As I mentioned before, this style largely integrates the surroundings into the home. These accent tables made of tree stumps do just that. This is something that can be found in a furnishing store, on Etsy, or made right in your own backyard. For a natural look, seal the natural wood, but to soften it up paint them an off white or light grey.
This chandelier is a dramatic focal point and adds an interesting dynamic to a neutral kitchen dining area. The table and island add to the rugged look of the room, while the white shell chairs soften it.
Put some antiques on display like those shown here. Timeworn items work perfectly in a rustic space, and they look right at home on these shelves.
Whether it’s bringing a bit of the outdoors in, or adding timeworn charm; a rustic touch is a great way to add character to your home. I hope you feel inspired to do just that!
This was written by Domestic Design expert, Adrienne Breedlove. Be sure to visit her on her blog, ScribblyDoodles.com
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