How To Design A Rustic Bedroom That Draws You In

Rustic interiors are a standard of comfort and coziness. This is a style that best suits the bedroom, given its function and nature. It’s easy to see why a rustic bedroom would feel incredibly inviting, warm and cozy but knowing how to create that feeling is not exactly a piece of cake. These ideas should definitely help.

Use lots of wood.

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Wood, in its natural form, should be your primary choice of material. We’re talking about actual wooden logs turned into ceiling beams or into nightstands, side tables, even bed frames.

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Raw, natural wood is what you should incorporate in your bedroom’s design if you want it to look rustic. The wood should never be painted. Paint takes away its natural, organic beauty and hides it behind color.

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Another way to incorporate wood in your bedroom’s interior design is through paneled walls. This type of design makes a room feel incredibly relaxing and comfortable.

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Reclaimed wood adds a lot of character to a décor. You can use it for the flooring as well as for the furniture and other elements.

Natural textiles.

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Soften the décor and the ambiance in the bedroom by incorporating various types of fabric. Linen, wool and burlap are wonderful choices. Woven textiles are also an excellent idea. There are lots of ways to incorporate this detail into the bedroom’s design. For example, a rug could add character to the room. Other options include long drapes/ curtains, bedding and throw blankets.

Play with texture.

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And speaking of textiles, you can also use this opportunity to play with texture. Try combining different textures to create contrasts and balance throughout the décor.

A fireplace.

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A fireplace is an important element in a rustic bedroom. It usually becomes a focal point for the room’s décor. In rustic designs, the fireplace is traditional, often covered with natural stone or wood.

Chunky furniture.

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A rustic bedroom won’t feature sleek, delicate furniture pieces. The furniture should be large and robust. Look for big dressers and beds with robust frames, made of wood or metal. Forget about airy and fresh decors. That’s not the goal here.

The lighting.

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The lighting plays a very important role in any type of décor. In the case of a rustic bedroom, it should be soft and warm. As far as the light fixtures go, chandeliers are a popular option. Those made of metal are particularly nice because they all add a little bit of industrial flair to the room. And speaking of metal, stay away from shiny elements. Rusted metal is what you should be looking for.

The colors.

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The color palette of a rustic bedroom should contain neutral, earthy tones such as browns combined with beige, maybe even a little bit of red and black. Bold and bright colors don’t suit this type of décor. And the ever popular white is not a great option either, although it pairs well with all the wood.

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