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What Is Rustic Home And 35 Cozy Examples
Rustic style was, is and will be among the most popular home decor styles ever, it’s always actual. But what is this style about and how to implement rustic features into your home decor? Whether you’re looking at a lovely shabby chic farmhouse or a remote cabin in the woods, how do you know what actually makes something rustic? Let’s find it out and let’s take a look at some gorgeous ideas of such spaces.
What Is Rustic Style?
Rustic design is a style that’s natural, aged, organic, and maybe even a little distressed. Design styles like farmhouse, Tuscan, or coastal can also be described as rustic. Rustic is the opposite of modern or contemporary design. It should feel welcoming and easy, with a color palette that’s calming and traditional. Natural, neutral colors such as beiges, whites, browns, and grays are all key, but opt for the warmer tints. You won’t find many splashes of bold paint in a rustic home, so keep it monochrome and muted.
a beautiful attic cottage kitchen with shaker style cabinets, skylights, pendant lamps and a small kitchen island with woven stools
a contemporary rustic bathroom with much wood in decor - wooden planks on the wall and wooden furniture
a countryside patio with wicker and wooden furniture, candle lanterns, an artwork and a shutter screen
What Are Key Features Of Rustic Style?
When designing your rustic home, opt for real wood over fake. From wide-planked wood floors to reclaimed wood farmhouse tables, rustic design often puts the material itself at the forefront of the design. Don’t be afraid to choose pieces that are a little weathered or beat up—rustic decor is rarely perfect, and instead thrives on imperfection and grittiness.
a cozy and airy rustic bathroom with much wood, a wooden tub and a trunk for hanging clothes
Speaking of gritty, since rustic decor utilizes a lot of natural materials, expect it to have a lot of textural variety. Rough woods with obvious grain, rugs made of jute or animal hide, or raw stone fireplaces are all common elements of rustic decor. Avoid anything with an obvious sheen—you want to be able to see and feel the texture in a rustic space.
a French rustic space with a wooden beam ceiling, a wooden table and a wooden floor plus a crystal chandelier for a chic touch
a large airy farmhouse bedroom done with white walls, dark stained ceiling beams and comfy furniture
a large rustic living room with an attic ceiling and beams, stone clad pillars and a stained wooden floor
a modern cottage kitchen with wooden beams on the ceiling, light green shaker style cabinets, butcherblock countertops, a basket for storage and a pendant lamp
Handmade Furniture And Decor
Elements of rustic decor are often unique and unlike any other piece, so opt for handmade pieces if you can swing it. This doesn’t mean you can’t pick up a few accessories or accents from the big box store, but when it comes to the centerpieces of your house, try to find something with a little bit of character.
a modern country bedroom with grey planked walls, a black forged bed, neutral bedding, a wooden bead chandelier, a basket for storage
a modern country bedroom with wooden beams, a fireplace, a dark stained bed and a mirror plus some vintage furniture
a modern farmhouse bedroom with a catchy wooden headboard, a vintage bech and baskets for storage
a modern farmhouse home office with a navy statement wall, a wooden trestle desk, a white chair and a basket
a modern rustic home office with a shared desk, a couple of chairs, an attic ceiling with a skylight and soem faux fur
a modern rustic living room with wooden walls and a ceiling, a fireplace, firewood stored by it and antlers
a modern rustic living room with wooden walls and floors, simple neutral furniture and a pendant lamp
Exposed Wooden Beams
If you have exposed beams, keep them that way, and if you don’t – add some faux ones! Whether it’s a rustic farmhouse in the country or a coastal Tuscan home, exposed beams scream rustic design.
a modern rustic space with jute, fur, wood and stone in decor plus cowhide chairs
a neutral farmhouse bedroom with weathered wood nightstands, a refined vanity, a dark bench and a basket
a neutral rustic living room with rough wooden tables, a stool, some whitewashed candleholders and a jute rug
a refined rustic living room with wooden beams on the ceiling, a fireplace, some tree stump stools and chic furniture
a rustic home office with open storage units, a wooden trestle desk, a printed rug and a state artwork on the wall
a rustic living room with a reclaimed wood wall, a wooden table, grey and blue furniture and refined vintage chairs
a simple country chic kitchen with a planked ceiling and decorative beams, with grey shaker cabinets and butcherblock countertops, a stained kitchen island
a vintage farmhouse bedroom in white and with wooden beams, with a fireplace, printed textiles