Rustic home decor can have a place in any space. Whether your style is country chic and rustic is a major theme, or if you’re just incorporating a key item or two to soften a modern space, the right rustic decor piece can fit in your design scheme. Here are 20 different types of pieces the you can incorporate in your home.
Natural elements are important and a great way to include them is by using pieces of rustic decor like these bark plant pots. Whether you choose to use them with real plants or artificial greenery, natural pots like these are versatile pieces.
Whitewashed wood is a common element in rustic home decor. You don’t need to go for a full wood wall, or even a large piece of furniture. Small accessories like planters, pedestals and frames can add a touch of rustic whitewash finish to your room.
Rope accessories are very popular right now and they can lend just the right rustic element to your decor. Rope frames, rope covered hurricanes and wrapped containers like vases are an easy way to add this trend to your home.
Rustic pots are also common accent pieces. Plant lovers will like this style of display, where you can add an entire herb garden to your space without taking up much room. Of course, you don’t need to put plants in each pot. It’s a great piece for exercising your creativity with natural materials or other items you want to store or display.
Twig home decor is another easy way to add a natural element to your space. Accessories that feature lengths of natural twigs include pots, candle holders, tabletop accessories, frames and wreaths.
Mercury glass accessories with an aged patina add a rustic yet shiny element to your decor. They can be used on a table or displayed on a bookcase for just a bit of shine that still exudes a casual feeling. Candle votives are a popular way to use this material in decorating.
Galvanized metal accessories are — and have been — hot in home decor. Depending upon how weathered they look, you can include them in a number of decor styles. The more weathered the metal, the more casual and rustic the feel. Even a very modern space can successfully incorporate a piece of galvanized metal decor.
Live edge furnishings and accessories can fit nearly every decor style. They are rustic thanks to the natural edge, but the finish and shine make them universally appealing. Small live-edge accessories can add a woodsy feel to any room.
Aged metal architectural pieces can play up the rustic feel of a space and are the perfect accessory for the family room. A log holder is a good way to add aged metal to a room without disrupting your general design.
Funky fixtures crafted from everyday items are a dramatic way to add a rustic decor touch. Chandeliers made from found objects, accessories created from household items and repurposed and upcycled materials can easily be at home in a modern or contemporary setting…and in a country chic setting, or course
Old fashioned items like typewriters have always had nostalgic appeal, but when you take the concept and turn it into dramatic home decor, it’s the perfect accent. Using vintage items in your decorating scheme automatically adds a rustic element without being too country or woodsy.
Farm animal decor pieces immediately add a fun and rustic touch to a room. Whether it’s the print on a pillow or tea towel, a large art piece, or a smaller piece of wall decor, you can incorporate some humor into your room at the same time.
Enamelware is a highly sought after and popular home accessory — and kitchen tool — for rustic and country style homes. It was the first mass-produced brightly colored kitchenware in the cited States, first appearing in in the 1870s, and continuing to be produced through the 1930s. Use it in your kitchen, but make sure you display it because it’s the perfect rustic touch!
Natural plant arrangements appropriate to the season can immediately add a special touch to your rustic decor. It’s personal preference as to whether you use real plants and flowers or artificial ones, but either way, it’s a great decorating tool to elevate your tabletop display.
Distressed furniture is a mainstay of rustic decor, and adding a piece to your home injects vintage appeal. You don’t need to go overboard and have all your furnishings in this style. Adding just one piece can work. Also, the types of accessories you display can play up or tone down the rustic look.
Painted accents add interest to rustic furniture and make it special. Country chic pieces often have a painted finish, and when they are distressed, or combined with a distressed finish, they are a rustic piece that evokes old-fashioned style.
Signs of all sorts are very trendy right now, and whether you choose metal, wood, or a lighted version, they are just the right rustic home accessory to add interest to your space. Pick a product sign or something that includes a favorite phrase or quote — it doesn’t matter.
Alphabet letters and numbers are also extremely popular decor items, whether you choose to spell a specific word or not. They can be large and dramatic, placed on a mantel or shelf, or a modest accent for your room. Small scatterings of items such as pine cones or other natural pieces, combined with small letters make for an eclectic display.
Tree branches are an easy way to bring the rustic outdoors inside, especially when they are fashioned into pieces of home decor. If this appeals to you, a wide variety of items are available, from chairs and tables to smaller accent pieces. Some of our favorites are lighting fixtures that take advantage of the natural curves and wisps of tree branches.
Rustic repurposed pieces are a wonderful way to decorate. Converting a crate or bucket into a light fixture, a can or other vessel into a decorative container, or mechanical pieces as accent decor, are creative ways to add rustic items to your home.
Go big with rustic decor or incorporate just a key piece or two. Rustic accent pieces warm up the feel of any space and when properly planned, they can work with almost any decor style. Try some in your home and see how great they are!