Rustic

A tiny living room space full of rugged yet natural and fabulous brown colored items that blend so well together.

Wrangler Plan at Rustler, Deer Mountain, Utah, by GCD.

Inspired by residences in natural settings such as farmhouses, cabins and beach homes, the Rustic interior design style features rough textures, natural elements and leather. You’ll find textured iron, unfinished woods, stone and even grasses and vines. Weathered furniture items are ideal and are often made of woods like pine, fir, hickory, maple, oak and walnut — a fine blend of grains, tones and textures that represent home and hearth. When choosing a color scheme, the Rustic style tends to stick with soft colors in neutrals and earth tones. Ideal for a person that wants to feel immediately at home once they step inside, a Rustic design could resemble the feel of a small home in the countryside or a secluded, cozy cabin in the middle of the woods. When searching for decorative accessories, antiques and oddities are the way to go — think animal products like mounts, antlers and hides, rusty metals, wooden furniture, tin lampshades, metal collectibles and anything made of stone.

Distinguishing Elements:
• Repetitive usage of weathered woods, metals, leather and stone
• Cabin or countryside feel
• Neutral earth tones
• Natural design features
• Antiques, oddities for accessories, such as animal hides, antlers, mounts

Nova Hasley is a contributor to NewHomeSource.

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