While we see a lot about modern ad minimalist designs in many of the home decor magazines and websites lately, many people are also big fans of the rustic design elements. The rustic look is something that appeals to many who love a more rough and nature inspired feel in their home as opposed to smooth ad clean lines.
To actually achieve a rustic look and feel in your home is actually not very difficult. The first thing you want to do is think nature, most homes that have a rustic design that works really well are those that bring in a lot of wood and stone elements. These give a shout to nature, but can still provide a really luxury feel at the same time. Here are a few other ways you can bring those rustic pieces into your home for a great look.
When most people think of rustic homes they imagine log cabins or ski lodges up in the mountains. However, combining the rustic elements of the wooden panel ceilings as well as the stone fire place with the modern furnishings and accessories makes a really beautiful combination.
Just as with the look above, a rustic home can also have a lot of classy and elegant touches. While this home doesn’t scream rustic the way others might seem, the details such as the wide plank wooden flooring, the wooden beams, and the couch pillows all give the room a really warm, inviting and rustic feel.
This room gives that traditional rustic look and feel. It embraces the natural elements such has the high stone walls, wooden windows and built in wooden bookcases. The furniture has leather and suede elements and the big wrought iron lighting fixture is just the perfect tie in.
Thread in Common Rustic Elements
When looking to add in a rustic look and feel to your home, there are a few main elements to take into consideration. Each of these photos, from the modern, elegant and traditional looks and feels all have some common elements and themes running through them. The first has to be the addition of natural elements such as wood, stone and leather.
By bringing in these elements, you are going to be able to really achieve a rustic look even if your home does not have a stone wall or wooden beams within them. To really give a rustic punch add in accessories that bring in texture and a natural look such as burlaps, suedes, and wrought iron. These are all traditional rustic materials that are really going to be able to completely tie the final look together.