How to Decorate Your House to Look Like a Rustic Environment

Rustic is associate with the outdoor environment in the country side. Although the great outdoors seems far away, you can still bring it home by introducing a rustic theme without sacrificing modern sensibilities. Log walls and rough hewn beams create an impressive rustic style deep into your senses.

For a rustic style, the color palette should consist of colors from nature. You can use warm and natural colors such as tans, greens, and brown wood color. These colors bring the feeling of outdoor into the home and create a warm and cozy setting for the house. Neutral and earth tones from the nature are suitable for used as the color palette of the room.

You should choose furniture that gives your house a natural antique look. You don’t have to replace all the furnitures in order to obtain the rustic look. All you need to do is to add some furniture and accessories which features a rustic style. The accessories should reflect your hobbies. If you are purchasing a new bed, you can buy one that is made from twigs and logs. Trees that are made from tree truck is one of the most popular furniture using in rustic decoration. You can obtain antique furniture from a nearby shop. If you have old piece of furniture in the attic, you can also use them.

There are many accessories which you can use to create a rustic look for your home. Patchwork quilt which features a rustic design is suitable for giving an antique look in the house. You can use large patchwork quilt for the bed or as covers for the sofa cushions. The quilt work should represent a nature pattern such as barnyard animals, trees, and etc. Wall hanging décor such as old painting and animal themed photo frame can also be used. With a little creativity, you can come up with your own rustic décor ideas. For example, you can place an old chessboard in the living room or hang an old lamp in the ceiling. Garage sales, antique stores and flea market are places where you can purchase unique rustic décor and accessories at an affordable price.

Lighting plays an important part in rustic decorating. The lighting should have an earthy look which incorporates into rustic design of the room. You can use a lamp with a wooden truck support to enhance the rustic decorating style of your home. Instead of using marbles flooring, you can use hardwood flooring such as slabs, and parquet to create a rustic look for the house. In addition, you can place large area rugs under the coffee table so that the whole room looks natural and healthy.

If you want to find more rustic decorating ideas, you can refer to home décor books and magazines. You can also visit the home improvement or interior design sites to get inspiration for rustic decorations. It is not necessary that you have to remodel the whole house to create a rustic impression. By adding a few rustic decorations, it should be sufficient to give a rustic feel for your home.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on January 18th, 2011


2 Responses to “How to Decorate Your House to Look Like a Rustic Environment”

  • Kim Wutzke says:

    Stephan, I really like this article on rustic decorating. Especially how you point out that rustic doesn’t mean you have to give up modern neccessities and conveniences!


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