Adding rustic elements into the home gives it a wholesome and welcoming look and guests don't feel conscious about sitting or relaxing anywhere in the house. Rustic décor style is the current trend to bring out the beauty of colors, natural fabrics, traditional weaves and handmade designs that make one feel comfortable and absolutely at home. The core of rustic design is to celebrate everything natural and authentic while making the best of elements available locally. This could be anything from wooden beams on ceiling, open fireplace, handwoven hearth rugs to embroidered cushions, hand-painted flower pots, DIY furniture pieces and many more. Here are some interesting details that you can add to get the rustic style right in your house.
A rustic style home is incomplete without a fireplace surrounded by large stones or bricks and other natural details. Here is a magical fireplace that is rustic in every aspect but looks perfect in harmony with the marble inlay work and beautifully carved wooden staircase.
Natural elements like wood and stone are the easiest ways to bring in rustic flavor to a home. Wooden beams around the ceiling or on the staircase balustrade along with wooden stairs create an air of warmth and elegance in a modern home.
Rustic design style favors masculine decor details so feminine pieces are bound to be left out in the house. Large decor pieces designed out of natural materials like wood, stone or natural fabrics that complement the colors and overall decor style will be more suitable. Items that give every room in the house a unique presence would be ideal.
The foundation of rustic style is based on natural fabrics that are high on texture and feel like wool, cotton and linen that are unprinted or handwoven. Furnishings like curtains, blinds, bed linen, floor rugs and side table add to the rustic flavor of this beautiful bedroom.
Animal skins and heads are also a great addition to rustic setting as they were used in rustic hunter log cabins and holiday homes. But in current sceario of environmental degradation its only wise that we use faux zebra skin mats, sheepskin throws and rugs made of cowhide for the rustic feel.
Baskets, bags or boxes made of natural materials like burlap, reed, bamboo, wood etc are ideal to hide off miscellaneous items under the table or in the pantry in a neat manner. Some of these handicraft pieces are so attractive that they can be used as containers for keeping remote controls in the living room or essential stationery on the study table or simply stack cutlery on the dining table.
If stone or wood walls are not something you are very keen about then there is another alternative that can be used to get the rustic look right which is neutral or white walls. They provide a great background to fit the furniture of your choice to get the right rustic environment inside the house. White walls are an essential part of rustic style so use that to get the ideal setting.
If you like to mix styles together here are ideas to combine rustic and modern styles in your home.